KOTA KINABALU: Sports TOTO contributed RM200,000 to two sailing boat athletes who will represent Malaysia to the next Olympic Games in Rio this year, during a programme held at Marina Sutera Club Sutera Harbour.
Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Hj.Tawfiq Hj. Abu Bakar Titingan, said the assistance were given as an encouragement to the two athletes to do their best in the Olympic Games and make Malaysia proud.
“For Sabah Sports Board and the state Sports and Youth Ministry, we appreciate this contribution and it is hoped that more will come forward to contribute for developing sports in the state,” he said after the cheque presentation ceremony during the Road to Rio Olympic 2016 programme, this morning.
One of the athlete, Rufina Tan Hong Mui, the contribution will be a great help for their preparation for the qualification test to participate the Rio Olympic this year.
Both athletes, Rufina Tan Hong mui, 25, and connie Riverra Tsen, 19, will undergo the preliminary round to qualify for the Olympic Games this March in Abu Dhabi. –SayangSabah