KUCHING: Sarawak are hoping to fare better in the Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia-Wushu Federation of Malaysia (KPM-WFM) Wushu Championship in Kuala Lumpur from March 23 to 27.
Head coach Ling Ung Hee said the state are sending 22 athletes including five from the Sukma team.
“We will be banking on the Sukma athletes to deliver the medals while some younger athletes are also expected to win something,” she told thesundaypost during a training session at the Wushu Federation of Sarawak premises at Tabuan Laru yesterday.
Her gold medal hopes rest on Sukma athletes Elvic Bong Qian Zheng who won two golds and one silver at the last KPM meet in Penang last year, Lee Hui Xian who is now with the national wushu back-up squad at Bukit Jalil and Yong Arifah Khairul Kok who gave last year’s meet a miss due to her examination.
Another Sukma athlete Stephanie Ngu Chai Ern will be looking to make up for her disappointing show last year while an improvement is also expected from Mandy Lim Xin Hui.
Other members of the Sarawak team are Kee Jia Ke, Landy Liew Jia Yee, Eth Elbert Howell Liew Louis, Edison Wong Sing Yew, Anselym Owen Lo Yen Qi, Edwin Wong Sing Yew, Elvin Mackarther, Johan Wong Wei Xiang, Vaness Lim Song Yi, Andra Chan Zhi Zheng, Belda Chan Zhi Yi, Elizabeth Beckxia, Einstein Chin Yee Ge, Lai Yun Yi, Fong Chai Xin and Mo Shin Qi.
Assisting Ling is MSNS coach Lau Hui Wei and the other team officials are team manager Tiong Yong Hee and Sarawak Sukma head coach Yoong Thong Foong who will not only be assisting Ling but also as one of the selectors of the potential athletes for the national team to the World Junior Wushu Championship.
For the record, Sarawak finished in sixth place after capturing three gold, two silver and six bronze medals at Han Chiang High School Indoor Stadium in Penang last year.
November 22, 2016, Tuesday
PENANG: Sarawak ended its campaign in the 6th Milo-Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia-Wushu Federation of Malaysia (KPM-WFM) Wushu Championship on Sunday with three gold, two silver and six bronze medals.
This put them in sixth place after Malacca, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Johor.
Elvic Bong Qian Zheng added a second gold to his collection on the second and final day of the championship at Han Chiang High School Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
The Sukma double gold medalist topped the Boys A qiangshu competition after posting a score of 9.44 points to beat Malacca’s Ang Qi Yue (9.08), Chang Men Da (8.91) of Negeri Sembilan and Hon Choon Wei (8.78) of Labuan.
Elvic won his first gold on Saturday when he scored the highest points in Boys A jianshu. He also bagged the silver in the Boys A changquan.
The day’s second gold was delivered by Mok Xiao Yuan in the Boys B taijijian where he scored 8.35 points to beat seven other competitors.
Mandy Lim Xin Hui ended her campaign with another bronze in Girls A nangun to add to the two bronzes she won on Saturday in the Girls A nanquan and nandao.
Stephanie Ngu Cai Ern won the bronze in the Girls C qiangshu after scoring 8.55 points. She also collected a bronze in the Girls C changquan.
Sarawak’s other bronze medals were contributed by Mok Xiao Yuan in the Boys B taijijian.
Team manager Tiong Yong Hee said the state athletes especially the new faces had gained and learnt much from the experience in the two-day competition.
“Our focus is on giving them the vital exposure and also identifying those potential athletes for further grooming as backup athletes for the next three Sukma,” he pointed out.
“The standard of wushu in this championship is quite high and I believe our athletes can do better next year with consistent training and more hard work,” he added.
Meanwhile, Malacca topped the championship with 24 gold, 23 silver and 12 bronze medals.
In second place were host Penang with 15 golds, 11 silvers and 16 bronzes, followed by Negeri Sembilan (7-8-23), Kuala Lumpur (6-6-14) and Johor (5-3-10).
The seventh to 16th positions were occupied by Labuan (2-3-7), Pahang (1-4-6), Selangor (1-1-3), Perak (0-2-9), Sabah (0-1-2), Putrajaya (0-0-6), Terengganu (0-0-2), Kelantan, Kedah and Perlis who went home empty-handed.
December 23, 2014, Tuesday
KUCHING: A combined Kuching team dominated the 24th Sarawak Wushu Championship in Miri last Friday as they romped to the overall championship title after capturing 82 gold, 32 silver and 13 bronze medals as well as five fourth place finishes.
Represented by Kelab Wushu Bandar Kuching, Kelab Wushu Sekama and Kelab Wushu Serian, the 30-member team led by coach Ling Ung Hee accumulated 132 points to top the two-day meet organised in Miri for the first time.
Former national junior and Sukma XVII exponent Elvic Bong Qian Zheng starred for the Kuching team by sweeping eight gold medals which earned him the Best Male Athlete award.
The 15-year-old student from SMK Kuching High was the best performer in the optional routine changquan, Group A changquan, Group A elementary changquan (15 years old), taijiquan style 16 (15 years old), Group A jianshu, Group B standard routine jianshu,
Group A qiangshu and team event.
Eleven-year old Fu Wen Jie of SJK Chung Hua No. 4 also impressed by winning the optional routine changquan and team event.
Fu, who also took the silver in Group C changquan, Group B standard routine jianshu and Group C junior jianshu, was adjudged the Best Girl Athlete of the championship.
Other top contributors were seven gold each from Bong Yun Pin and Cynthia Chang, five each from Clement Thian Fung Seng, siblings Lai Yun Yi and Lai Shi Yu while Lee Hui Xian and Mandy Lim bagged four gold each.
Meanwhile, Miri finished runners-up after capturing 35 gold, 19 silver, 12 bronze and three fourth-place finishes to accumulate 69 points.
In third place were Sarikei with 32-17-5-4 while Kelab Wushu Permai Timur (Sibu) ended fourth with 29-11-3-1.
Visiting RS Academy from Selangor was fifth with seven gold and a silver.