Nations Cup First Week Highlights!

Nations Cup First Week Highlights!

The first week of the long-awaited Nations Cup began with the opening ceremony, officiating the event. Included below are the highlights and unforgettable moments which encapsulate the energy of the first week. For the first day, both badminton and male futsal were held at the same time. Both futsal games ended with one goal a side, India ceding the victory to Sudan with Malaysia winning over Pakistan. The following day, female archery and tug of war were held. Interestingly, the top three shooters for archery were all Malaysians. Nurin Nadiah left the competition far behind with a score of 249 with the runner-up scores being 174 and 134 respectively. A relatively short match between the neighboring countries, Malaysia defeated Indonesia in less than fifteen minutes during the tug of war event. Flour, cheering and perspiration were strewn about as the Malaysian team bonded together to defeat the other half of Nusantara. Volleyball of both genders and male tug of war were held the following day. Six games of volleyball tallied with four wins to Malaysia, one to Pakistan and Maldives. There was a tense moment during the India vs Maldives match wherein both teams were almost on par until the tide turned towards the Maldives with the score card reading 25-16. Tug of war was a different story as the United Kingdom and Egypt equaled at two wins each with Malaysia winning against the UK. The games scheduled for Saturday were mixed frisbee and male football. There were several highlights during the event. For example, two matches were won without a match even being held. Egypt and Bangladesh remitted...
UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Opening Ceremony

UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Opening Ceremony

NATIONS CUP OPENING CEREMONY   Sports is a metaphor of overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds, Bill Bradley once quoted. Sports just brings everyone together, regardless of age, race, colour and nation. We unite by putting our differences apart. UON Malaysia’s Nations Cup is no stranger in bringing the whole student body together for three exhilarating weeks of sports and games. For the fifth year now, Nations Cup has proven nothing but a success in uniting all the students under one event.   On the 22 October the Nations Cup opening ceremony was held at the UON’s very own sports complex. The sky lit by the beautiful sunset truly lifted the mood and hype felt by the fellow students that attended the event. Taking a break from chasing deadlines and strenuous assignments, these students came down to lend their voice to support their friends and fellow participants. The event kicked off with the performance from the Chinese Cultural Society, the showcase of the Chinese drums really impressed the spectators. So much effort and dedication has been put into it that almost no flaws can be seen. These performers have never failed to amaze their audiences with their perfect coordination and creativity. Martials Arts.  Some familiar names buzzing through your brains. Bruce Lee or our very own Ann Osman? Look away, its UON Malaysia’s very own martial art exponents. Where self-defence now has become an essential in our daily lives, whether saving ourselves or lending help to others, it truly is important. By watching this mind-blowing act that was presented, it surely had served as an inspiration to many...
Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

    As we all know and are tired of hearing, all good things must come to an end. Nations Cup spanned a glorious 3 weeks of sweat, tears, blood and pain and at the end of it all we all look back with fond smiles and laughter. New friends were made, new cultures were explored, new sports were tried out and for an unfortunate number of us, new crutches were bought. Mohannad (Dinho) began the Nations Cup closing ceremony bringing these sentiments to mind and echoed the theme of Nations Cup 2017; Friendship through Sport! He also took a moment to wish a speedy recovery to all the heroes of Nations Cup who were injured. He then took a few longer moments of silence to recall the rest of his speech. The individual awards were distributed for the best male and female players of each sport.      During a short break from the award distribution the NDC performed a medley of dances of varied genres that had the audience screaming for their favourite performers. However, the club that elicited shocked gasps from the crowd was our cheerleading team, The Beast with their stunts that all but defied gravity. They had the audience perched on the edge of their seats expecting disaster and earned the loudest applause of the night with their wonderful execution,  despite a few near saves. Omar, the SA Sports Officer and man behind Nations Cup 2017, then gave a short but heartfelt speech on the sentiments behind Nations Cup; to do the best you can and make the presence of your nation felt at...
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