Nauraj gets to take dad to Rio Olympics

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia | 3 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Amarjit and Manjit proudly showcase Nauraj’s medals. — Picture by Roslan Khamis /The Malay Mail
Amarjit and Manjit proudly showcase Nauraj’s medals. — Picture by Roslan Khamis /The Malay Mail

Malaysian high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa will be able to bring along his father when he competes in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month, thanks to the fund raising efforts of Johor Sikh Golf Association (JSGA) and Johor Cricket Association (JCA).

Nauraj qualified for the Rio Olympics after clearing 2.29m to equal the Rio qualifying mark at the Singapore Open in April. The high jumper had earlier rued that his unemployed father, 56, could not go to Rio as “we are short of money”.

“It is just a gesture on our part to give Nauraj a boost in his bid to create history. It is also our way to honour him for his contribution. We want to see Amarjit watch his son in action at the highest level and be proud of all the sacrifices he had made,” said JSGA president Manjit Majid Abdullah in a news report.

JSGA raised RM10,000 in a golf tournament on Friday. The amount was then matched by Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang. JCA Dr Harjit Singh then raised another RM7,500, the report added.

 

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  1. TWO READER SHARED THESE COMMENTS AT THE ASIA SAMACHAR FACEBOOK PAGE ON 3 JULUY 2016:

    Arjan Singh: Kudos to this two association but it will be great if this could be the beginning to help fellow Sikh’s Athlete’s and coaches around the country to promote excellent in Sports activities.

    Buck Sidhu: Hats off to this 2 associations & their contributors. Similar funds in other states for such / welfare of our community. United we stand , divided we fall / fail.

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