Western Zone to compete in 13 sports in Sukan Sarawak 2017 (SukSar)

Sarikei Resident Mohd Junaidi Mohidin who together with his counterparts from Sri Aman and Betong attended a meeting of officials from Western Zone for the coming Sukan Sarawak 2017 (SukSar)

SARIKEI: The Sukan Sarawak 2017 (SukSar) fever is catching up with the participating divisions including the Western Zone comprising Sarikei, Sri Aman and Betong divisions which had confirmed their participation in 13 out of the 18 sports to be competed at the coming games to be held in Kuching from Dec 14 to 17.

This was announced by Sarikei Resident, Mohd Junaidi Mohidin who together with his counterparts from Sri Aman and Betong who attended a meeting of officials from the zone held recently. The events which the Western Zone are competing are handball, lawn bowling, rugby, Petanque, weight-lifting, athletics, sepak takraw, badminton, cycling, archery and Muay while their para athletes will take part in athletics and swimming.

The zone is expected to send 167 athletes and 78 officials to the state-level games and they are skipping judo, karate, swimming events and two sports for disabled athletes (archery and power-lifting).  The zone-level competitions for the selection of  the SukSar-bound athletes is from Sept 23 – 24.

Selection of the handball squad will take place at the Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Hall here, cycling in Debak, athletics at Betong Sport Complex and shuttlers at Sri Aman Police Multipurpose Hall. Suksar is revived after a lapse of 17 years, will see competition between the Northern Zone (comprising Limbang, Miri and Bintulu), Central Zone (Kapit, Mukah and Sibu) and Southern Zone (Serian, Samarahan and Kuching).