SUKIPT 2016: Third time Lucky for TEAM KDU

The third edition of Sukan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (SUKIPT) 2016 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, held from 25 January to 5 February, proved to be historic for Team KDU as they won the bronze medal since the team's first participation six years ago. The athlete that created the history for Team KDU is none other than the team captain’s; Juliana Foo Li Lynn (Diploma in Mass Communication) who won the medal through the Taekwondo event (Bantam category).

For this edition, the KDU Student & Alumni Centre made the selection of athletes from December 2015, as well as organised and centralised official trainings which aimed to increase its athletes’ physical and mental strength, and to build teamwork and unity under Team KDU. Some of the sessions included during the centralised trainings were yoga, counselling sessions, strength and conditioning training, fitness test and also sports massage.

From 25 events, Team KDU selected 21 athletes to participate in Badminton, Tennis, Taekwondo, Chess and Table Tennis, with most of the athletes exceeding the set target by qualifying for quarter and semi-finals. Although it is still a long way for Team KDU to be one of the ‘fierce’ team in any sports involvement and participation, Team KDU has high hope that SUKIPT 2016 will be a start to a more successful years.