Another feather on the cap despite Covid constraints

KUCHING: The Kuching Elite Wushu Club (KEWC) capped a stellar year with another outstanding performance at the recent 29th Sarawak Wushu Championship at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium in Petra Jaya.

They captured 24 gold, 13 silver and six bronze medals to emerge as overall champions and retained their title in annual tournament organised by the Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS).

KEWC, led by its president Ling Ung Hee, also collected four best performer awards through Dexter Thian Shyan Khai (Boys C nanquan), Chan Kang Wei (Boys C taiji), Bewell Chan Zhi Zui (Boys D nanquan) and Serene Teo Xin Ling (Girls C taiji).

“This is our sixth overall champion’s victory this year amid the limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the athletes have performed very well.

“Their hard work and commitment to training have paid off handsomely and I would like to say a big “Thank You” to all athletes, coaches, parents and schools for their continuous strong support,” said Ling who is also WFS vice president.

Meanwhile, Serian Wushu Club finished runners-up after they picked up 10 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals.

The club’s Hong Wu Kang was the best performer in Boys D changquan.

Other best performers in the championship were Amber Tan Ling Xin (Girls C nanquan) and Jasper Phua Yan Kai (Boys C changquan) from Jun Lun Wushu Club, Teo Shi Jing (Girls E changquan), Benjamin Ting (Boys E changquan) and Ronan Chai Voon Hao (Boys E nanquan) from Jun Wei Bintulu Wushu.

In third place with six gold, three silver and four medals was Kelab Wushu Jelutong of Sarikei while Jun Lun Wushu Club from Batu Kawa, Kuching was fourth (5-6-1).

Jun Wei Bintulu Wushu Club (5-2-1) and Piasau Zhong Hua Wushu of Miri (0-0-1) finished fifth and sixth.

Athletes from the Sarawak Sukma Shadow Team, who participated in the meet, captured 19 gold and six silver medals.

Source : The Borneo Post

Sarawak Sports Corporation