KUALA LUMPUR, 13th December – The UNITEN swimming contingent has won bronze medals in both 200m Freestyle Individual and 4 x 100m Freestyle Team Relay at the recently concluded MASISWA Swimming Championship 2016, which was held at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TarUC) on 11th December 2016. There were a total of 11 universities, including UNITEN, competed in this competition.
The UNITEN medalist for the Freestyle Individual category goes to Electrical and Electronics Engineering student, Hoo Kai Wei, who is a Powertek scholar, whilst the UNITEN medalists for Freestyle Team Relay are Hoo Kai Wei, Chong Jun Sheng (Mechanical Engineering), Syaheed Hazim Zulkefli (Mechanical Engineering) and Abdullah Farhan bin Nasralddin (Civil Engineering).
“First of all, I want to thank all my team members for putting effort in training themselves for the past few months, training together with them had been very motivating. Swimming isn’t a popular sport, and even less well known in UNITEN. A couple of friends and I managed to re-establish the swimming club and came this far thanks to the support of our club members.” said Hoo Kai Wei.
Besides, Hoo added “I want to thank the Sports and Cutural Unit (USK), the Student Affairs Centre (HEP) and everyone involved with our club. I bid a job well done to UNITEN swimming club competitive team in acquiring medals in MASISWA swimming championship 2016. Our training had definitely paid off. I hope that we don’t stop improving our swimming skills and promote this sport to all UNITEN students.”
Overall, UNITEN ranked number 8 among 11 universities competed in this competition. The first, second and third ranks go to Sunway University, TarUC and Taylor’s University respectively.
NADi UNITEN would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to UNITEN swimming club for this achievement and we hope for the best on your future endeavours.
By : Gan Zhi Han