GOOD NEWS IS MEANT TO BE SHARED
1. ANOTHER MILESTONE: Kawan Athletics' first national athlete!
Ryan Wong is our first athlete to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN University Games (AUG) which will be held in Thailand from 22nd July to 6th August.
The 19-year-old Sunway University student-athlete became the second fastest in men's 200m after winning the Gold with 22.07s at the Sukan IPT (Perlis Edition). Ryan will be competing 200m and 4x100m relay at the AUG. We can't contain our happiness, congratulations Ryan! This is not the end, your new journey has just started, stay focused & stay disciplined.
2. Kejohanan Merentas Desa Daerah Petaling Perdana (MSSD)
No good news is too small to share! Congratulations to Vaissh for finishing 10th in the P3 category and Jing Yi for finishing 5th in the P5 category at the Merentas Desa Petaling Perdana MSSD
It's nice seeing the kids improving little by little, closer and closer to their goals. It's even happier when we see improvement in their personality. Even a 0.01% improvement is an improvement.
This is another milestone for all of us and we are very grateful for the support of parents and athletes. Let's continue to work towards our goals, for the children, and the sport!
This is a journey our head coach will never forget because the team successfully 100% achieved their targeted time.
Coach KJ only brought a relatively small team to Ipoh to compete against other clubs and states. The seven athletes are Ryan, Chi Hin, Aqil, Pei Yuan, Ting En, Renee, and Elizabeth. The events were greatly delayed due to the management and rain. Some waited more than 2 hours to run, the 4x100m relay was last minute cancelled and postponed to the next day. Not the smoothest race day, but it's a great experience for all athletes to learn.
Despite the delay in Ting En's event, she still managed to clock a new PB in the 100m (13.11s) which came very close to the 12.99s targeted timing set by coach KJ. Elizabeth also achieved her new PB 13.64s in 100m. Our fastest female runner - Pei Yuan ran another 12.91s in the semifinals and finished 8th in the final, phew, a good run with other SUKMA athletes, this is her 7th time running below 13s in 100m this season, a very consistent performance!
Our dodgeball queen - Renee completed the 4x100m final, 200m semi-final, and 4x400m final, ALL in one day. And, GUESS WHAT?! She set a new PB in 200m (30.63s) too! and contributed 2 new club records in both relays with Pei Yuan, Ting En, and Elizabeth. We are extremely proud of her improvements.
At the recent Johor open (end of May), Chi Hin had already achieved his new PB in 100m, and in this open, he ran the 200m to prepare for his upcoming MSSD (Pudu). Not too bad for his first debut in 200m, he achieved a new PB of 24.85s in the semi-final. Ryan is yet to break the 10.99s barrier and clocked an 11.09s in the Perak Open semifinal, this is his fifth time clocking below 11.10s this season.
Aqil started off his 800m race with a heavy body, probably from all the milo ice, nasi lemak, nasi goreng (you name it) that he had one day before the race day. Though he finished the race with 2:10s (new PB) in the semi-finals, maybe he could've clocked a 2.10s below if he take care of his food intake 😏. *take note, take note*