Thursday July 23, 2009
Petaling bowl to glory
By Y.P. SIVAM
In the three-day event, Petaling won three gold medals, four silver and two bronze medals. The gold medals came from S. Selvanivashini in the women singles; Nadhirah Abdul Rahman and Nurain Fatin Abdul Rasid (women doubles) and Selvanivashini, Nadhirah, Nurain and Sharifah Marissa (women’s four).
Petaling District Tenpin Bowling Asso-ciation (PDTBA) president Loh Seng Kok said they had reasons to be proud as their representatives had given their best.
“The officials and coaches also played a role in the team’s success. They had initiated a roll off as well as a series of training sessions to get the bowlers well prepared for the Sukses,’’ said Loh.
After the third week of events, Petaling continued to dominate the medal tally with 31 gold, 21 silver and 19 bronze medals.
Petaling have a 13-gold medal advantage from second placed Hulu Langat, who have 18 gold, 19 silver and 27 bronze medals. In third spot are Sepang with 15 gold, seven silver and 14 bronze medals.
This weekend, nine sports — women’s hockey, athletics, silambam, boxing, aquatics, squash, tennis and gymnastics - will be held. The football final will precede the closing ceremony at the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) sports complex on Sunday.
Meanwhile kabaddi has been endorsed as a medal sport in the Sukses. Kuala Langat, who defeated Petaling 33-23, won the gold medal while Klang settled for the bronze following a 32-11 win over Hulu Selangor.
The Kabaddi Association of Selangor (KAS) president T. Mohan said they appreciated the Selangor State Sports Council (MSNS) ‘s in assisting them.
“The MSNS endorsement will certainly spur our affiliates to be more active in the promotion and development of kabaddi in Selangor,’’ said Mohan.
This weekend’s programme
July 24-26: Hockey-women (Pandamaran Hockey Stadium, Klang)
July 24-26: Athletics (Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kelana Jaya)
July 25-26: Silambam (MBSA Hall Seksyen 6, Shah Alam)
July 23-25: Boxing (Tesco, Banting)
July 24-26: Aquatics (Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre, Shah Alam)
July 25-26: Squash (PJ Astaka, Petaling Jaya)
July 24-26: Tennis (MBPJ Tennis Complex, Kelana Jaya)
July 25-26: Gymnastics (MSNS Sports Centre, Seksyen 6, Shah Alam)
July 26: Football - final (MPSJ Sports Complex, Subang Jaya)
Medal Tally G S B
Petaling 31 21 19
Hulu Langat 18 19 27
Sepang 15 7 14
Kuala Langat 13 14 17
Hulu Selangor 13 6 18
Klang 10 17 24
Gombak 8 11 18
Kuala Selangor 7 17 28
Sabak Bernam 3 6 18