Federal Territory emerged as the winner of the 20th SOPMA (Sukan Orang Pekak Malaysia) Perak 2018 that was held recently for three days starting from October 15.
Federal Territory who was also the 19th SOPMA champion bagged seven gold medals, 11 silver and 5 bronze leaving Sabah in second with 6 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze followed by Sarawak with 6 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze.
Host Perak won 10th placing thanks to two gold medals through men’s and women’s futsal events. During the SOPMA closing ceremony held at the Sultan Azlan Shah Ministry of Health Malaysia Training Institute in Ulu Kinta, Menteri Besar Perak Advisor, Dato’ Zainol Fadzi Paharudin congratulated SOPMA for setting new SOPMA records.
“Through the 20th SOPMA, we have found many new potential athletes as well as many new records made in this tournament. Congratulations to everyone who has participated in this tournament!” said Zainol.
Terengganu high jump athletes Nor Shahdan Muhamad and Nora Faezah Abdullah were announced as the sportsman and sportswoman of the 20th SOPMA. Also held during the ceremony was the handing over of the SOMPA flag to Johor as the host of the next championship.