260 partake in 19th Sarawak Outdoor Archery Championship 2018

SIBU – A total of 260 archers from 19 teams, including those from Melaka, Perak, Penang, Sabah, Johor and the Federal Territory, took part in the 19th Sarawak Outdoor Archery Championship which was held in Sibu from March 16 to 20.

The five-day event was organised by Sibu Division Archery Association (SDAA) and the closing cum prize presentation ceremony was graced by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC), Dr Ong Kong Swee.

While Sabah team emerged victorious in the overall team title, it was former Sarawak’s Malaysia Games (Sukma) archers,  Vanessa Voon Li Ping and Wong Co Wan stamped their marks in the respective categories they competed.

Sabah claimed the overall title with 20 points after bagging 4 gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals, followed by Penang with 12 points (1 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals), Sarawak Sports Council with 11 points (6 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze), Perak with 11 points (4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze), Miri X Tune with seven points (5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze), Malacca with five points (3-2-0), Johor with five points (1-2-2) and Sibu Archery Centre with one point (0-1-0).

Among those at the event SDAA president, Tiong Kiong King Sarawak Archery Association secretary-general Chong Yap Jin and SDAA secretary Eric Tiong.