SAPANGGAR: A complete set of gym equipment was presented to Sabah Sport School by State Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan yesterday.
The equipment was to augment what facilities they had to go towards developing athletes performances, he said.
According to him, it was a long term investments and as such it should benefit all the athletes concerned .
“National Sport Institute is a government sport establishment and responsible in taking care of athlete’s nutrition, psychology, performance and their health,” he said.
“Sport science must be applied to all athletes in this school. It plays a major role in promoting the development of athlete’s performance. We can gain tremendous advantage from National Sport Institute,” he added.
According to him, athletes must be managed by National Sport Institute in Sabah as they were better able to apply sport science in their institution due to its many departments that develop the athlete’s physiology and psychology.
Meanwhile, the head of National Sport Institute Nursyaditina Ain Darussamin concurred with Tawfiq voicing her hopes that his Ministry would contribute more in future.
The school would be utilising the equipment immediately allowing athletes to workout in the gym the Vice Principal, Mohd Kassnizam Abd Kassim said.
” This is the first time this school received a complete set of gym equipment and this will help the athletes’ performance in sport. We will try our best to accomplish our goals,”he added.- By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah.