UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Closing Ceremony

UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Closing Ceremony

“All’s well that ends well.” With this, we have successfully come to the end of an exhilarating event, UON Malaysia’s Nations Cup. What taxing and stressful 3 weeks has it been? With students constantly running around getting their tasks done and preparing teams for the games, it has been tiring but enjoyable all around. After all, it’s all in the game. On the 9 November 2018 at 6.25pm, the students of UON Malaysia witnessed the closing ceremony of the 2018 Nations Cup. It was held at our very own sports complex; not only the participants were present, but they brought friends along to spectate the games. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. Leaving behind piling amount of academic engagements, these students came down to lend their unyielding support for the campus events. Choir has always been a crowd puller at all events. UON Malaysia’s very own choir team gave an excellent performance that truly amazed the spectators. The performance showcased by the choir team truly proves that our students are definitely all-rounders and not just academically inclined.     Next up, the cheerleading. Cheerleading is surely one event that all people look forward to, from primary school right up to university. Those cheerleaders performing stunts startles everyone. Our very own cheerleading team isn’t anything less, as they truly impressed everyone with their well-coordinated and choreographed moves. Let me tell you, this takes a lot of effort, determination and the willingness to perform risky mind-blowing stunts. Another activity which got people moving had to be Zumba. This is becoming a hype nowadays, isn’t it? Most events somehow incorporate...
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...
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