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KK exponents retain karate gold

13th December, 2019

By FRANCIS XAVIER

KENINGAU: Kota Kinabalu exponents ended their campaign on a high after bagging four out of the seven gold medals at stake on the final day of the karate event in the 9th Sabah Games at the SM Ken Hwa multi-purpose hall yesterday.

The feat saw them retain the overall title of the karate event that they won in Sandakan two years ago after concluding their challenge with six gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

They had won two golds, one silver and one bronze on the opening day on Wednesday. Yesterday, apart from the gold medal, they also won one bronze.

Tenom settled for second best with three gold, one silver and two bronzes, followed by Tambunan with two gold, three silver and two bronzes.

Kota Kinabalu showed their prowess in the all-male competition where they won the men’s Kata team event through Awangku Aqeel Rauf Ag Ramli Noraufe, Bradwales Wong and Mark Kevin Frederick.

Kota Kinabalu also won through Stanley Dulian in the Kumite -55kg, Bradwales with his second gold in the Kumite -60kg and Arthuric Gideon Jiwin (Kumite -67kg).

The bronze was from Ivan Charles in the Kumite -75kg.

The other three golds on offer yesterday went to Clevelance Carlos of Penampang (Individual Kata), Mohd Zuhair Zulkifli Zainakl of Keningau (Kumite +84kg) and McRoyce Donoivan Dagul of Putatan (Kumite-75kg).

On Wednesday, Kota Kinabalu bagged the golds through Nurhanna Nadirah Riduan in the -50kg Kumite as well as Ellen Rachel in the -55kg Kumite, while the silver from Niathalia Sherwinnie ak Yampil (Individual Kata), and the bronze from Leong Jia Chi (Kumite -61kg).

For the record, the karate event offered a total of 15 gold medals.

   
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