By Mei Kuan

A total of 106 athletes from 53 schools participated in the Northern Kinta Special Olympics Bocce Competition held recently at the Sports Excellence Centre of State Education Department along Jalan Temenggong.

It was aimed to expose students with special needs in the bocce game and improve their gross motor skills. The game, which is similar to lawn bowling, also strengthened the friendship among special education teachers in Northern Kinta.

Mohammad Nazir Akmal, athlete leader of the special Olympics led the oath before the competition ensued.

Present were guest of honour Dato’ Dr Ramanathan Ramiah, CEO of Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah; Dr Winson Ambaraj, President of Special Olympics Perak and Ramli Ahmad, Special Education Supervisor of the State Education Department.

Below are the teams who emerged champion:

Category A Boy’s Doubles – SK Sungai Rokam
Category A Girl’s Doubles – SJKC Pasir Pinji 2
Category B Boy’s Doubles (Group 1) – SK Buntong
Category B Boy’s Doubles (Group 2) – SK Seri Kepayang
Category B Girl’s Doubles (Group 1) – SK Chepor
Category B Girl’s Doubles (Group 2) – SK Jelapang Jaya
Category C Boy’s Doubles (Group 1) – SMK Seri Ampang
Category C Boy’s Doubles (Group 2) – SMK Jalan Pasir Puteh
Category C Girl’s Doubles (Group 1) – SMK Jalan Pasir Puteh
Category C Girl’s Doubles (Group 2) – SMK Tasek Damai