UKM Came In Fourth At Recently Concluded SUKUM Games
By Nurul Haziqah Abdul Halim
Pix Ikhwan Hashim
BANGI, 20 Nov 2013 – University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) came out fourth in overall standings at the recent 38thInter-University Staff Sports Championship (SUKUM 2013).
A total of 21 institutions of higher learning and the Ministry of Education took part in the 10 day championship hosted by UKM which ended earlier this month.
University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) was declared the overall champion when it won six golds, two silvers and a bronze medal, with University Malaya (UM) with 4 golds and 4 bronze medals coming in second and University Technology Mara (UiTM) collecting 3 golds, 6 silvers and 2 bronze medals in third place followed by UKM in fourth place getting 3 golds, two silvers and seven bronze medals.
UKM won the golds in Mixed Ping-Pong, Women’s Bowling and Women’s Athletics.
A total of 27 different games were played including football, volleyball, Ping-Pong, futsal, darts, chess, bowling and Tug-of-War.
The 39th Championship next year will be hosted by University Technology Malaysia (UTM).
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs), UKM Prof Dato’ Ir. Dr. Othman A. Karim gave away the prizes and medals at the Panggung Seni here. Present were Deputy Chairman of the Main Committee Haji Abdul Razi Mohamad Fadhil and Head of UKM’s Sports Centre Dr Tajul Arifin Mohamad.