Mohamad Aniq and Nur Ain Nabilah Crowned UiTM Sportsman and Sportswoman of 2022
By: Michelle Liew
National representative Mohamad Aniq Kasdan and national women's field bowling athlete Nur Ain Nabilah Tarmizi were crowned as Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sportsman and Sportswoman of 2022 on Saturday.
They received certificates, trophies, cups and RM1,000 in cash which were presented by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education Datuk Seri Abdul Razak Jaafar at the UiTM Sports Awards Ceremony (MAS).
Mohamad Aniq, 21, made his name in the international scene after winning the gold medal in the weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July 2022.
Nur Ain Nabilah, 25, bagged the silver medal with the national field bowling trio squad, which was lined up by Syafiqa Haidar Afif Abdul Rahman and Azlina Arshad at the same event. The athlete also received a similar award in 2019.
Abdul Razak, in his speech, said the involvement of UiTM athletes and teams at the national and international levels consistently proves that the university is serious about competing in the sports arena.
He said the success achieved proves that the ivory tower is not the grave of an athlete's career but rather a place to gain academic and sports knowledge.
"I believe that the development program provided to UiTM athletes is not just physical development but rather to form athletes who can think in line with the goals of the Sports Development Policy of Higher Education Institutions so that they become intelligent athletes who manage themselves professionally before, during and also after competition.
"I also believe that they are special individuals who sacrifice their time and soul in the sport they engage in, and with a flexible learning system, these athletes certainly have the opportunity to overcome it in addition to being able to commit to academics and sports, whether training or competition," he said.
MAS UiTM 2022 recognizes athletes and sports officials who exhibit excellence in the field through 15 award categories.
Among those competing this year are the Hall of Fame Award, University Gold Award, University Special Award, UiTM Sports Figure and Alumni Sports Figure.