Oleh Khairul Anuar Muhamad Noh
ARAU, Nov 13 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) contingent took third place in MASUM Phase 2 Sports Carnival 2016, held at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) from November 7 to 13, collecting a total of 6 gold and four bronze medals.
UPM team bagged four gold in karate-do (three individuals and one gold each in men’s team event, double men’s tennis and women’s volleyball).
Adding to the gold haul, UPM also won bronze medals in women’s basketball and men’s volleyball and another two in individual karate-do.
Head of UPM Sports Centre, Dr. Hanafiah Ayob, in describing UPM contingent’s overall achievement, said credit should go to the athletes, managers, trainers and the secretariat that was set up to plan for the organized tournament.
“All these achievements are made possible due to high commitment and dedication showed by all those involved,” he said.
UPM shared four gold medals with the overall second ranking, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), only to be separated by UKM’s collection of silver medals.
At MASUM Phase 1 Sports Carnival in May, UPM came in second place overall.