Bowlers (from left) Lau Yok Lok, Siw Sing Hie and Argan Ballang are aiming for gold at the 2021 Sopma in Johor. Photo:Ghazali Bujang

KUCHING: Sarawak athletes for the Malaysia Games (Sukma) and Malaysia Deaf Games (Sopma) -a total of 164-have returned to training.

Johor are hosting the Sukma from April 5-10 next year followed by Sopma from July 11-17.  

Sarawak are taking part in 10 Sukma events, including swimming, badminton, ping-pong, tenpin bowling, boccia, lawn bowls and weightlifting.

In Sopma, Sarawak will be looking for medals in four events, including badminton and futsal.

“Standard operating procedure (SOP) to control the spread of Covid-19 has been introduced, and strictly monitored, at every training centre,” said Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Child Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah.

She observed a training session for bowlers at Megalanes in Batu Kawa here on Monday (June 22).

“We have 65 young athletes will be given exposure, and 12 of them are training in Kuala Lumpur with the national team for international championships,” she also revealed.