KL dethrones Perak at Malaysia-Singapore Sikh games, retains Gurdwara Cup for hockey

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| Seremban, Malaysia | 6 June 2016 | Asia Samachar |
THE BEST: Malaysia-Singapore Sikh Games best of the best for 2015. Best Sportswoman2015 went to (L-R) Steffi Sarge Kaur, Best Sportsman to Navraj Singh and Most Promising Sportsman went to Harmeet Singh
THE BEST: Malaysia-Singapore Sikh Games best of the best for 2015. Best Sportswoman2015 went to (L-R) Steffi Sarge Kaur, Best Sportsman to Navraj Singh and Most Promising Sportsman went to Harmeet Singh

Kuala Lumpur returned to win the annual Malaysia-Singapore Sikh games after beating defending champions Perak and also took home the Gurdwara Cup trophy for hockey.

Some 1,000 participants and officials took part in the 65th Gurdwaras Cup & Sikh Festival Of Sports 2016 in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, which ended yesterday (5 June 2016).

The games also chose national high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa as the MSSSC Best Sportsman 2015 and national women footballer Steffi Sarge Kaur as the MSSSC Best Sportswoman 2015.

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Perakian Harmeet Singh Sanghe was voted the MSSSC Most Promising Sportsman 2015 for his achievements in hockey.

The sports festival, organised by Malaysian-Singapore Sikh Sports Council (MSSSC), has five core games: soccer, badminton, hockey, golf and netball. Hockey and soccer has an open and under 18 categories.

Gurdwara Cup is the coveted trophy for the hockey games. Kuala Lumpur once emerged winners after beating Selangor in the finals. Singapore came third in the open category. In the hockey U-18 category, Kuala Lumpur beat Singapore in the finals, with Police taking third spot.

Kuala Lumpur CPO Amar Singh (middle) with some members of the police team. Police will play host to the Malaysia-Singapore Sikh games in 2017.
Kuala Lumpur CPO Amar Singh (middle) with some members of the police team. Police will play host to the Malaysia-Singapore Sikh games in 2017.

In soccer seniors, Singapore beat host Negeri Sembilan in the finals. Selangor was third. In soccer U-18, Perak beat Selangor in the finals, with Singapore taking the third place.

In badminton, Negeri Sembilan emerged champions with Selangor as the runners-up and Perak coming out third. In netball, Kuala Lumpur beat Selangor in the finals. Singapore took the third spot.

Perak entered the games as the overall champions, the first time it ever won that title. Though dethroned as overall champions, it scored a few major wins.

The Perak soccer junior team won the championship for the fifth year in a row, its golf team won for the second year in a row while its badminton team took third placing.

The Malaysian Sikh police team, headed by Kuala Lumpur CPO Commissioner Amar Singh, also took part in the games. Retired police officer and Olympian Nashatar Singh, who won gold medals in six SEA Games (1963 to 1975) for javelin throwing, picked up the games flag to denote that the Police team will host the games in 2017.

 

 

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