Sunday, August 9

Sarawak young fighters shine at National Muaythai Open Championships 2019


Jumaat (standing, sixth right) joins the Sarawak team in a group photo after prize presentation.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sarawak contingent staged an excellent performance at the National Muaythai Open Championships 2019, which took place at KL Sports City in Bukit Jalil here last weekend.

The 14-member Sarawak Muaythai Development team brought home seven gold, two silver and four bronze medals from the tournament, held as one of the programmes run throughout the ongoing National Sports Month 2019.

The gold medalists are Mikail Ghazali (Boys Age 10-11/30kg), Texas Jeremy Lo (Boys Age 10-11/40kg), Nur Akma Farhana Mohd Tuah (Girls Age 13/40kg), Bryan Anderson Jeffery (Boys Age 14-15/54kg), Ayu Addyqa Azmi (Boys Age 16-17/45kg), Anicia Sumak Ribat (Girls Age 16 /17-42-45kg) and Nickalos Jelenggai Nalambong (Boys Age 16-17/71kg).

Syarif Nukman Norman (Boys Age 12-13 / 34kg) and Nur Azirah Mohamad Yudi (Girls Age 15-16/ 51kg) bagged the silver medals.

Mikail being lifted up by Sarawak supporters as they celebrate his gold-medal feat.


Meanwhile, Muhammad Nur Aidit Hazziq Azman Roney (Boys Age 10-11/32kg), Nur Arifah Mahsunah Baharom (Girls Age 16-17/45-48kg), Muhammad Zafri Haziq Jafari (Boys Age 16-17/51kg) and Florence Umang Baring (Girls Age 16-17/51kg) contributed the bronze medals.

Matthews Hii Zhen Cheng from Miri, however, could only make it to the quarter-finals of the Boys Age 14-15/51kg category.

Aidit Hazziq with his bronze medal and certificate.

When contacted, Sarawak Muaythai Association president Jumaat Ibrahim expressed his pride over his charges’ achievement at the Bukit Jalil outing.

“Our appreciation to Sarawak State Sports Council director Dr Ong Kong Swee, who is also in charge of Sarawak Sports Corporation, for his guidance and leadership in Sarawak Muaythai Development Programme.

“Our gratitude also goes to Sarawak Education Department, the coaches, as well as the participating schools and muaythai clubs.

“All of you have been greatly contributing to the development of muaythai in Sarawak,” he said.