Monday, 12 December 2016

Selangor, Johor hold court as Sarawak foiled twice

December 12, 2016

SIBU: Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is pleased that both Sarawak team' performance has improved in the just concluded 16th Milo-Malaysia Youth Under-14 Volleyball Championship 2016.

However, The Borneo Post reported, the assistant minister admitted that he was fascinated with Selangor team which eventually emerged as the champions in the boys' category.
Abdul Karim, in his speech when officiating the closing ceremony, also congratulated the organising committee of Sarawak Volleyball Association (SAVA) for making the tournament a success.

In his speech earlier, president of Malaysia Volleyball Association (Mava), Dr Gregory Hii Sui Cheng, said there was still room for the participating teams to improve on their skills in preparation for next year’s tournament.

Meanwhile Selangor and Johor have every reason to celebrate as their boys’ and girls’ teams triumphed in the 16th Milo-Malaysia Youth Under-14 Volleyball Championship 2016 which concluded at Sibu Volleyball indoor stadium at Rejang Park here on Saturday night.

Selangor’s boys outwitted Sarawak in straight sets of 25-20, 25-18, 25-20 in the final. With the defeat, the homesters settled for second spot while Johor came third.

In the earlier final match for the girls’ category, Johor vanquished Sarawak 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 to take home the champion trophy. Selangor were placed third.

In the boys’ category, Ng Hong Jun of Selangor was declared as best server, Ling Sieng Han of Sarawak as best receiver, Hue Feng Hao of Selangor as the best setter, Joseph Liang Qin Wen of Selangor as best spiker, Ahmad Johari Army Rais of Selangor as best blocker, Joseph Liang Qin Wen of Selangor as most valuable player and Ling Sii Nen from Selangor as best coach.

In the girls’ category, Chia Xin Ying of Johor was best server, Chroe Wong Rong Rong of Sarawak as best receiver, Roselind Chew Jia Qian of Johor as best setter, Irene Siah Qi Min of Johor as the best spiker, Amy Sia Xin Yun of Sarawak as best blocker, Irene Siah Qi Min of Johor as the most valuable player and Tey Seong Teng of Johor as the best coach.

Chairman of SAVA Dr William Ting Wee Ung and the organising chairman Dato’ Moh Wung Ming were among those present during the closing ceremony. -@ybkarimsays

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