The third quarter was a busy period of excitement and achievement for our club. We saw incredible stats, a rush of medals, and athletes breaking their own records & meet records that blew us away. Plus, something really special happened this quarter – our master athletes (parents of our students) joined the action, and we had a fantastic accomplishment in cross country and Pendidikan Khas. Let’s take a closer look at all these awesome moments!
Participation and Qualification Statistics (excluding schools)
Our participation and qualification statistics for track and field and cross country, excluding schools coached by Kawan Athletics, were truly impressive:
MSSD Total Participation: We had an impressive total of 70 athletes from Selangor and Kuala Lumpur took part in MSSD (Majlis Sukan Sekolah Daerah).
Qualification for Next Level (MSSS/MSSWP): Out of these 70 athletes, 32 successfully qualified for next level which is MSSS (Majlis Sukan Sekolah Selangor or MSSWP (Majlis Sukan Sekolah Wilayah Persekutuan)
Qualification for Next Level (MSSM): Notably, 7 of our athletes earned their spots in MSSM(Majlis Sukan Sekolah Malaysia), representing Selangor or Kuala Lumpur with pride.
Medal Rush and Personal Bests
Our Kawan athletes were absolute stars in the third quarter, not only bringing glory to their respective schools, but also shining brightly in their districts:
School Contributions: Our athletes contributed a total of 22 Gold Medals, 22 Silver Medals, and 24 Bronze Medals to their respective schools.
District Contributions: But that's not all! Our athletes didn't stop at the school level; they continued to excel in their districts, adding 6 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, and 6 Bronze Medals to their impressive medal count.
Personal Bests: Beyond the medals, our athletes pushed their limits and broke multiple personal best records. They were so extraordinary that we lost count of the number of personal bests achieved.
Our athletes not only made us proud but also left their mark in various competitions. Here are the remarkable achievers who deserve special recognition:
Ashley: Ashley nailed it at the Selangor cross-country event, securing the top spot and earning her ticket to MSSM. She's our cross country champ!
Wan Othman: Wan Othman was on fire, breaking the MSSD Bangsar 400m record and bagging three gold medals. He's not just the "Best Sportsman" in the U15 category; he's also our sprint sensation, dominating the 100m, 200m, and 400m events in MSSWP.
Pei Yuan: Pei Yuan was unstoppable, coming in first in all her events in the MSSD Bangsar and MSSWP competitions. She's the "Best Sportswoman" in Bangsar and is heading to MSSM.
Zoey (U12): Zoey, our rising star in the U12 category, aced every event in MSSD Bangsar, earning the "Best Performance" title and contributing a Silver and Bronze to the Bangsar team. She's also got her ticket to MSSM!
Yong Zen Yi: Yong Zen Yi made a smashing debut in Pendidikan Khas MSSS, breaking the 200m record and becoming the "Best Sportsman" in Selangor and in the U12 category. He's a record-breaker and a future star!
These kids rocked the field with their fantastic performances. Hats off to these amazing athletes, and we can't wait to see what they achieve next!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL OPEN MASTERS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Let's talk about something heartwarming – our parents turned athletes! Picture this: at the race, the kids became cheerleaders, photographers, and supporters for their moms and dads. It was a role reversal that warmed our hearts!
Family Support: The kids were in full cheerleader mode, snapping photos, and helping with number bibs. They showed nervousness and excitement, just like their parents do in every competition. It was a beautiful family moment.
Switched Roles: The kids took the lead in motivating their parents, reversing the roles we usually see.
Multiple Personal Bests: Our master athletes competed in 7 individual events, and the results were stunning. They achieved 7 personal bests, with standout performances like Thomas Wong breaking the sub-12 barrier in the 100m (12.60s) (6th place) and clocking 27.00s in the 200m (8th place). Iffy achieved 16.20s in the 100m (4th place) and 36.60s in the 200m (7th place). Tan secured 5th place in the 400m with a time of 74.40s. Hung also achieved a personal best, although the official results were not published.
Supermoms Shine: And let's not forget our supermoms! Some of them fearlessly joined the 4x100m relay. They finished in the 4th place, showing that athletic talent runs in the family.
The involvement of our master athletes added a unique and special touch to our club's activities. It brought us even closer as a club, highlighting our shared passion for athletics across generations. A big shout-out to our master athletes and supermoms – you inspire us all!