By: Shahrulnizar Nurhalim
GONG BADAK, Sept 30 - The archery team of the Focus Sports Centre (PST) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) emerged as the overall champion of the UNISZA Sport Excellence Programme (PKS) Archery Tournament in Gong Badak, Terengganu after beating its closest opponents, Excella Archery Club and the UNISZA PKS Archery Team.
PST UPM won 4 gold and 3 bronze medals.
The medals won by the PST UPM Archery team were obtained from the 70m recurve women, recurve women, 70m recurve men qualifier, men’s recurve individual, mixed team recurve, women’s recurve team and women’s compound individual.
PST UPM Archer, Noraliya Ghapar, who is also a national archer, won the 70m women's recurve gold qualification event while for the women’s recurve individual event, she bagged a bronze medal and received RM50 cash prize.
She also helped the women’s recurve team to win the gold medal when she teamed up with Chery Ludang Goh Pei Loke and Nur Atiqah Azizi to put PKS UNISZA team at the second place and brought home RM300 cash prize.
Meanwhile, Syarah Syuhaidah Abas won a gold medal and RM150 cash prize for the women’s compound individual event while another national archer, Mohd Ikram Joni who paired up with Nor Aliya Ghapar won a gold medal for the mixed team recurve event and received RM200.
Two more bronze medals were contributed by Mohd Ikram Joni for the 70m men recurve qualifier event and Syarah Syuhaidah Abas for the women’s compound individual event.
As the overall champion, PST UPM Archery Team took home RM2,000 cash prize and two trophies.
The first runner-up, Excella Archery Club, represented by a few national archers, received RM1,000 and a trophy while the second runner-up, PKS UNISZA Archery Team, received RM500 and a trophy.
Prizes were presented by UNISZA Head of Sports Centre, Riduan Mohamad Arof, and a representative from the sponsor, Excella Archery Pro Shop. - UPM
Date of Input: 09/10/2018 | Updated: 09/10/2018 | hairul_nizam
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