Star athletes vie for honours

KUCHING: The Sarawak Sports Presentation Awards 2017/2018 to be held on October 25 in Sibu promises to be another exciting night for many stars taking part with the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg likely to grace the occasion and give away the awards.

According to a Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) sports officer, this year will likely be
exciting as it includes world champion medallist and bodybuilder Buda Anchah, Olympic swimmer Welson Sim Wee Sheng and SEA Games gold medallist Grace Wong Xiu Mei among the nominated lists for the respective awards.

In this file photo, Buda (centre) shares his joy with Sarawak Bodybuilding Association (SBBA) members at Kuching International Airport upon his return from 2018 Chiangmai championship. Photo: Bernama

Buda, who recently won the silver and bronze at the 53rd Asian Bodybuidling and Physique championships in Bataam, Indonesia earky this month won gold medal in the 10th World Bodybuilding and Physique championships  held in Chiengmai in 2018.

Welson, an Olympic swimmer and named Olympian of the Year 2017 by the Olympic Council of Malaysia in
2017 is now preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Melborne, Australia.

Buda and Welson will have for competition Tan Yen Miung (taekwondo),
keglers Abang Afiq Yazid Aband Azman and Emmanuel and karateka Leong Theng Kuang for the Sportsman of the Year award.