Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amirul, Ganthimathi Win 2007/2008 Pahang Top Sports Awards

KUANTAN, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Weightlifter Amirul Hamizan and track athlete K. Ganthimathi have been adjudged Pahang sportsman and sportswoman for 2007/2008, respectively.

They received RM3,500 cash, a certificate and a trophy each from the Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, here last night.

Two shooters, Mohd Hassanul Adzhar Mohd Badrin and Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim, were declared most promising sportsman and sportswoman, respectively. They received RM1,500 each.

Nur Ayuni Farhana also won the best team award along with her Pahang women's rifle shooting team members of Nor Ain Ibrahim, Harhana Abdul Halim, Nur Izzatie Roslan, Nur Hariena Azhar, Nasreena Nasruddin and Nur Asmaa Hidayah Mohamed.

The Pahang Tenpin Bowling Association was adjudged the best sports association, and won RM3,000.

The Kuantan District Sports Council won the best district sports council award (RM3,000), shooter Elena Sothit the best coach award (RM1,500) and Sungai Lembing state assemblyman Datuk Md Sohaimi Mohamed Shah the sports Leadership Award (RM1,000).

Sinar Harian reporter Rosilawati Rosedi won the Special Media Award (RM1,000) for writing articles on sports in Pahang.

Weightlifter Amirul is currently ranked third in Southeast Asia and 16th in the world. He had won two gold and one silver medals at the Pahang Open Championship 2007, occupied the 16th position in the 56kg category of the 2007 World Weightlifting Championship in Thailand, fourth position at the 2007 Korat Sea Games, won the silver medal at the 2008 Asian Championships in Japan and took the eighth position at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Ganthimathi had won the gold in the 800m and 1,500m at the 2007 Pahang Youth Championships, the 2008 Terengganu Malaysia Games and the 2008 Asean University Games in Kuala Lumpur.

She had also won two silver medals at the Thailand Open and a bronze at the Inter-Religious Peace Sports Festival (IPSF) in South Korea.


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