Selangor Journal
(from left to right) Volleyball athletes Maegan Beh Jia Yin and Sin Sing Yee with their gold medals won in the women’s category, during the 20th Malaysian Games (Sukma) at the Section 19 Beach Volleyball Court in Shah Alam, on September 22, 2022. — Picture by TWITTER/MSNSelangor

Sukma 2022: National players aid Selangor sweep two beach volleyball golds

SHAH ALAM, Sept 22 — The strategy of fielding two national players Khairol Shazrime Shamsaimon and Maegan Beh Jia Yin paid off for Selangor when the state made a clean sweep of the two beach volleyball gold medals in the 20th Malaysian Games (Sukma) here today.

Khairol partnered with Muhammad Fahmi Madzlan for Selangor A to take home the men’s gold after trouncing Wilayah Persekutuan A represented by Al Rashid Kungroy – Ridzwan Rahman 21 – 16, 21 – 16 at the Section 19 Beach Volleyball Court here today.

Maegan who paired Sin Sing Yee in the women’s category in Selangor A crushed Penang A comprising Mashitah Muhamad Nasir-Noor Aishah Iskandar, 21 – 14, 21 – 17.

Despite coming home from the 2021 Hanoi SEA Games empty-handed, in May, Khairol said the experience gained at the biennial meet assisted him to get to the Sukma podium this time.

(from left to right) Volleyball athletes Khairol Shazrime Shamsaimon and Muhammad Fahmi Madzlan with their gold medals won in the men’s category, during the 20th Malaysian Games (Sukma) at the Section 19 Beach Volleyball Court in Shah Alam, on September 22, 2022. — Picture by TWITTER/MSNSelangor

“The experience in Hanoi really helped me overcome my nervousness on the court. My partner was not nervous either, so we just follow the coach’s strategy and play our best today,” he said when met by Bernama after the medal presentation ceremony.

The 21-year-old athlete also wanted to dedicate his maiden Sukma medal to his family, especially his father, Shamsaimon Mohd Sharit, 57, and mother, Azlina Mat Raji, 47, who have always been present at competition venues including the 2021 SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Maegan said she ignored the doctor’s orders to play in Sukma after suffering a right ankle injury in a training session last month.

“I took a risk and it pays off,” said Maegan who also competed in the 2021 SEA Games with Farwizah Aina Ahmad Nizar.

The 18-year-old private college student who is studying in the ‘American Degree Transfer Program’ said she will rest for three months following the injury before resuming training.

— Bernama

 

 

Top Picks

Thunderstorms, heavy showers in Klang Valley until noon

Editor Selangor Journal

Selangor Sultan expresses disappointment over outrageous comments on social media

Sports industry: We are not there yet, says Ahmad Shapawi