24 May 2004

Azrin, Hui Yee receive honours

NATIONAL silat champion Mohd Azrin Abdul Malik and gymnast, See Hui Yee won the 2003 Pahang Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards at the Dewan Wisma Indera Mahkota, Kuantan on Saturday.

Twenty-five-year-old Mohd Azrin's selection was based on his outstanding performances last year, winning gold medals at the National Silat Open championship in Kuala Lumpur, the International Invitational, the Philippines Open as well as the Vietnam Sea Games gold in the J Class.

Gymnast Hui Yee captured the team gold and the individual bronze in rhythmic gymnastics in Hanoi. She was the only nominee for the award.

Azrin and Hui each received RM3,500 in prize money, a trophy and certificate.

Triple gold medalist at the Asian Junior Weightlifting championship in Manila, Zulkifli Che Ros captured the "Most Promising Sportsman" award.

Rising long distance star K. Ghanthimanthi bagged the "Most Promising Sportswoman" award for winning gold in the 800m, 1,500m and 5,000m at the Pahang AAA Open and two gold medals at the Malaysian Schools Sports Council's (MSSM) athletics championship last year.

National hammer champion, Siti Shahida Abdullah received the "Elite Athlete" award.

In recognition of their efforts to promote sports in the State, special awards were given to the outstanding district sports council, sports association, coach, sports personality, sports leader, and paralympiads (male and female).

New Straits Times stringer Pritam Singh received a special "Sports Journalist" award.

Each winner received between RM1,000-RM1,500 in prize money, a trophy and certificate.

Pahang Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob presented the awards.

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20 May 2004


KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) -- Five National silat exponents will charter unfamiliar territory when they compete in the European Pencak Silat Invitational next month, as preparations for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.

The Malaysian Silat Association Assistant Secretary Bahrain Ibrahim said the Invitational would be a good platform to gauge the strength and weaknesses of the National exponents.

"The five were selected based on their performances in International competitions throughout last year. They are also in the 2006 Gemilang Project," he told Bernama, today.

The five are Mohd Azrin Abdul Malik, Ahmad Shahril Zainudin, Mohd Zubir Osman, Sarah Iskhak and Emy Latip.

Ahmad Sharil had won a SEA Games gold two years ago while Mohd Azrin is the winner of a silver during the 2002 World Silat Championships in Penang.

"We expect a strong challenge from Vietnam and Holland as they are the seeded teams in the Invitational. But our exponents stand a good chance to win three gold medals," said Bahrain.

The event starting from June 11-13, will see participation from 11 European and four Asian countries.

Among the countries competing are the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.

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