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Sunday, September 30, 2001

SEA Games - Rewards for Sabah medallists

By Fred Leong

RM1,000 for gold medal in Kuala Lumpur SEA Games

KOTA KINABALU: All eleven Sabah Sea Games medal winners will receive added incentives from the state government for their commendable feats in Kuala Lumpur.

The Culture, Youth and Sports Development Ministry, through the Sabah Sports Council (SSC) will also reward Sabah athletes who won gold, silver and bronze medals in the games.

This is in addition to the RM5,000 promised by the National Sports Council to gold medal winners.

Malaysia created history by bagging a total of 111 gold medals – surpassing its target of 80.

Sports minister Datuk Yahya Husin yesterday announced the cash incentives to all the eleven athletes – RM1000 for a gold medal, RM750 for a silver and RM500 for a bronze medal.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the on-going works on the Sukma venues at the Likas Stadium yesterday, the minister confirmed that they have decided to reward all medal winners.

He said, these handouts will be held to coincide with the Sabah Sports Award 2000 presentation night, where the organisers are expected to make known the date and venue soon.

Swimming heroes Alex Lim Keng Liat and Elvin Chia of Sandakan will certainly be in for a bountiful harvest for having contributed three gold medals each, along with fellow Sabahans sailors Kelly Yin and Sandra Yin, karateka Rayner Kinsiong and woman cager Liew Sheau Voon.

Alex took the gold in the 200m and 100m (record) backstroke events and the men’s medley quartet, Elvin in the 200m, 100m and also in the men’s medley quartet.

Kelly shone in the international 470 event and Sandra in the optimist team, and she (Sandra) gets an extra of RM750 for her silver in the girl’s individual optimist, Rayner in the below 75kg kumite and Liew in the women’s basketball team.

This means, Alex and Elvin will be receiving RM16,000 each, Sandra with RM6,000 plus RM 750 for the silver, Kelly and Rayner with RM6,000 each and Liew with RM1,500.

Source: New Sabah Times

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