‘UBIS BEAST’ SWEEP 9 GOLD MEDALS IN USSC
UNIVERSITI Kuala Lumpur Business School (UBIS) turned on the power in the 15th UniKL Student Sports Carnival (USSC) to emerge overall champions for the first time in the history of the annual Games.
Living up it its nickname of UBIS Beast, the Kuala Lumpur-based campus saw its greatest ever achievement with this maiden victory since 2010.
With a haul of nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals, UBIS Beast took the shine away from defending champion and six-time winner Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT) Dragons, who finished second (4-3-5) in the final medal tally standings, followed by Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MMIT) Phantom (4-3-4), Malaysian Spain Institute (MSI) Matador (4-2-1) and Malaysia France Institute (MFI) Roosters (3-0-1).
MIAT Dragons emerged overall champions in 2011-2014 and 2017-2018. BMI Spartan Beez were the inaugural champions in 2010, MIMET Lions (2015) and MICET Lions (2016).
UBIS Beast won gold medals in women’s singles bowling competition through Nur Zuwaida Mohd Noor Azmi, women’s badminton doubles, men’s tennis singles and mixed doubles, women’s table tennis doubles, men and women’s futsal, women’s volleyball and women’s petanque doubles events.
It was a double celebration for UBIS Beast. As overall champions, the Business School received a RM50,000 winning purse for the development of its sports activities.
The other campuses that won gold medals were Malaysian Institute of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Technology aka MICET Lions (1-4-3), British Malaysian Institute (BMI) – Spartan Beez (1-4-3), Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (MITEC, Southern Hunter (1-4-1) and Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (MIMET Hammerhead (1-1-4). Royal College of Medicine Perak aka as RCMP Bison (0-1-2) and Institute of Medical Science Technology (MESTECH Soul Knight (0-1-1).
Malaysia Italy Design Institute (MIDI) returned home with no medal.
The UniKL Student Sports Carnival was hosted by UniKL Malaysian France Institute (MFI) in Kulim, Kedah from July 6-9. The four-day carnival involved all 12 UniKL campuses with the participation of 1,476 athletes in 13 events.
The closing ceremony of the 15th USSC was graced by UniKL chairman, Emeritus Professor, Datuk Dr. Sukiman Sarmani, UniKL President/CEO Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, Prof. Dato’ Dr.Khairanum Subari (Deputy President, Student Development and Campus Lifestyle), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim (Deputy President, International, Industrial and Institutional Partnership) and Prof. Dr. Abu Talib Othman (Dean of MSI).
Also in attendance were En Zulkifli Abdullah (Mara Kulim District Officer), Nik Syamim Firdaus Nik Ahmad Zuky (Deputy President, UniKL Student Representative Council), top management officials of UniKL and Mara Education Institutions.
In his closing address, Emeritus Professor, Datuk Dr. Sukiman congratulated UBIS Beast for its outstanding performance and all athletes for their great sportsmanship.
“Congratulations everyone involved in the successful organisation of UniKL’s 15th Student Sports Carnival. Special thanks to MSI and campus lifestyle division for all the hard work and commitment shown throughout the event,” he said.
“The organisation of USSC is mainly to promote healthy lifestyle within our students and staff. As students, you should grow comprehensively as a person. We expect you to balance between study and co-curriculum activities and this will help you to be successful,” added Emeritus Professor, Datuk Dr. Sukiman.
Various activities, he added, have been undertaken by the university in the infrastructure development and upgrade, especially sports facilities such as the completion of the Tengku Abdullah Hockey Stadium in UniKL MFI, Bangi.
“I believe under the leadership of our UniKL President, YBhg. Prof Dato’. Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, all campuses will experience healthy lifestyle to its best future sports facilities and tournaments,” he said.
The 16th Student Sports Carnival will be hosted by UniKL Malaysia France Institute (MFI) next year.
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