BULAN sukan EVENT (2)
MSAS × MSAFJ × MSAGX
MSAHUN × MSASD × AMSISX × MSAZ
4. LET’S RUN TOGETHER!
The objective of this 7-day virtual run event is to awaken everyone’s enthusiasm for running while also promoting the concept of sport and health, maintain physical and mental health during the epidemic and accomplish the cumulative distance of 1957km together to commemorate Malaysia’s National Independence Day.
All participants performed their best and successfully completed a total distance of 2271.54km! Each runner ran an average of 16.5 kilometres. Out of 146 participants, 138 participants completed more than 7km for their personal goals; 40 participants completed more than 10km, 11 participants completed more than 20km and 13 participants completed more than 30km.
Participants who completed the minimum distance of 7km will receive the souvenirs (E-bib, event T-shirt and medal) and an e-certificate.
5. OLYMPIC TALKATHON
In order to call for the public’s attention to participate in sports and raise patriotism, 10 Olympics and national outstanding athletes were invited to share their experiences through this event.
Here’s a summary of the live sessions! You may watch the highlights through our IGTV too.
Colleen Augustin (MMA Fighter) — Full Passion, Zero Hesitation
“At the age of 21, Colleen made a historic moment by winning her first gold medal for Malaysia at the 2019 Asian Open International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) tournament. MMA is one of the more rough, explosive, and competitive sports. It is common to get injured during training or competitions, but if you worry too much and hesitate, it will affect your overall performance. Because of her love for this sport, Colleen has a strong belief and persistent pursuit of MMA. Even though MMA has certain risks, she still chooses to do it and combat it, no matter what will happen.”
Lim Shi Yu (Basketball Player) — The “Mamba Spirit”
“Shi Yu, known as ‘Little Chili’, has a lively and cheerful personality. She started training for basketball since she was 10 years old. Her favourite NBA player was Kobe Bryant, a former member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He insisted on getting up at 4 a.m. to practice for a long time, working harder, taking every game seriously, and never giving up until the game was over. Kobe’s spirit is known as the “Mamba Spirit”. Shi Yu admired his persistence in pursuing his goals and demands on himself. “
Steve Khiew (Swimmer) — A Young Man Swimming Forward
“Steve, a 19-year-old, is the rising star of Malaysian swimmers. In June 2021, he swam his personal best in the four events that he participated in and hit the Tokyo Olympic B Time. Meanwhile, he showed an impressive performance by breaking the national record in the men’s 200-meter backstroke and the men’s 800-meter freestyle in 2:00.80 and 8:06 respectively. As for his performance in the Malaysian Open Swimming tournament, Steve thinks that this is just the beginning, there is still a lot of potential to improve. “
Yeong Zhen Yi (Track Cyclist) — Challenge Yourself, Surpass the Limits
“Zhen Yi, 18 years old, is a member of the Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Track Cycling Team. She has been involved in the sport since she was 14 years old and it has been four years since. In December 2020, Zhen Yi came to the National Velodrome in Nilai with her Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Track Cycling Team to challenge five national records. Although she failed to challenge, she showed her potential by setting a personal best record of 2:35:623. This experience also made Zhen Yi braver because hard times always make people stronger.“
Madeline Wong (Karate Player) — Break Constraints, Conquer Yourself
“Madeline grew up as an exceptionally active child, motivated to become an athlete. She has been involved with karate since she was nine years old. The karate tournament consists of two main events: Kata (a detailed choreographed pattern of martial arts movements made to be practiced alone) and Kumite (sparring). Madeline specializes in the former, Kata, and she believes that ‘hard work’ and ‘respect’ are the spirit of karate.“
Soniia Cheah (Female Badminton Single Player) — Firm in Faith and Forge Ahead Bravely
“Soniia devotedly trained badminton when she was 7 years old, and became a national youth team member when she was 13 years old. ‘Besides having a well basic skill, professional athletes must be hardworking and self-disciplined.’ Soniia focuses training on single categories, believing that a single player needs to have a well-rounded ability and skill. With her unremitting efforts and enthusiasm for badminton, she has represented Malaysia and won awards many times.”
Julian Yee (Figure Skater) — Passion is the Key to Perseverance
“The 24-year-old Julian Yee, known as the Malaysian charismatic figure skater, captured the audience’s hearts with his creative ‘The Janitor’ choreography at the 2018/19 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Skate America and instantly became a hit on the internet. You might not think that someone who grew up in the land of hot temperatures would excel in winter sports. His achievements show that anything is possible, and Malaysia is on the right path to a bright future in this forte. This tropical boy’s dream of ice is quietly coming true. “
Nur Suryani (Shooter) — Enjoyment of Self-Breakthrough
“Nur Suryani has joined shooting since she was 15 years old. At the age of 38, she is already a veritable ‘veteran’. The shooting is divided into three categories, namely rifle, pistol, and skeet shooting. There are also different shooting distances. ‘To find a sport that suits you best, you have to keep trying’. She also emphasized that this challenging sport must be carried out under the premise of safety protection.“
Jonathan Wong (Long Jumper) — Not Only Courage, But Also Perseverance
“Jonathan is from Sabah and is a track and field athlete specializing in the triple jump and long jump events. A while ago, he represented Malaysia in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. He was injured in the fourth jump of the T13 men’s long jump final and chose to withdraw early from the competition, and finally ranked sixth in the game. Despite lamenting the result, Jonathan is still proud of himself. He took this competition as a good experience.”
Cheong Jun Hoong (Diver) — Diving dream undefeated by reality
“Learning to dive is a step-by-step process. It requires perseverance in drill and practice. Jun Hoong started diving training at the age of nine under the direction of former Beijing diving coach, Xiyang Zhou, and began her athletic career by joining the national team when she was thirteen. Jun Hoong mentioned that diving is not a one-off sporting program. When a diver learns a set of dives, ensuring zero mistakes and completing them in every competition is not an easy task. This requires athletes to master the basic skills and train a lot. “
Malaysian Students Association in Shanghai (MSAS)
Malaysian Students Association in Hunan (MSAHUN)
3 Oct 2021 – 30 Oct 2021
Through Bulan Sukan 2021, 7 provincial student associations cooperated to bring colour into the lives of Malaysian students studying in China during the epidemic. Since this event was conducted online, it was inevitable that event scope will be restricted and the enthusiasm of the participants will also be affected at the beginning. However, the passion of the executive committees to provide students with the best activity experience eventually heated up the atmosphere of the event. Based on the feedback, the participants could feel the intentions of all the executive committee members and wish to participate again. This is a good opportunity for everyone to accumulate experience and gain growth from it. It is also a new breakthrough for the provincial student associations.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO
PARTCIPATED IN BULAN SUKAN 2021
A special thanks to ZEBRA-Express and Shanghai Inseal Industrial Development Co. Ltd for sponsoring this event.