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UPM - The Overall Champion of MASUM 2017

BANGI - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) emerged as the overall champion of MASUM Sports Carnival 2017 with an excellent achievement, hauling 55 gold medals, 27 silver and 26 bronze.

A total of 20 Malaysian Public Higher Learning Institutions participated in the tournament which contested 16 sports events. It was organised by University Malaysia Sports Council (MASUM) at the vicinity of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi.

 

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) came in second with 27 gold medals, 32 silver and 22 bronze medals while Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ranked third (18 gold, 23 silver and 19 bronze medals).

270 athletes represented the UPM contingent to compete in the 16 events contested. The medals won by UPM were mostly from sports events such as athletics, swimming, taekwando, karate-do, archery and lawn bowling.

UPM’s Chief Contingent, Dr. Hanafiah Ayub, attributed the outstanding achievement to the hard work of the athletes, the intensive preparations by team officers as well as the consistent and systematic training conducted for the team.

"We targeted 45 gold to become the champion. Alhamdulillah, we exceeded the target and won 55 gold medals. I am very proud with the achievement of UPM’s athletes," he said.

The 2017 edition offered 169 gold medals, 169 silver medals and 204 bronze medals. Below is the list of medal won by the top 10 teams:  

No. 

Universities

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

55

27

26

108

2

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

27

32

22

81

3

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

18

23

19

60

4

Universiti Malaya (UM)

17

17

25

59

5

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

12

5

10

27

6

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)

11

16

16

43

7

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

7

3

11

21

8

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

6

14

11

31

9

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)

5

3

13

21

10

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

4

8

9

21

Updated:: 11/08/2017 [amin_mustafha]

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