SIBU: Sarawak has misplaced a promising athlete with the sudden demise of Kuala Lumpur Sukma-bound air-pistol athlete Stephanie Sim Shu Ming.
State Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Hamzah expressed his shock at Stephanie’s dying and mentioned, on Friday (June 24), that the 19-year-old was a medal prospect on the coming Sukma video games.
“This is a really surprising incident. I by no means anticipated a younger athlete on the age of 19 years previous (to go away). She was our medal prospect within the capturing occasion and two days in the past, she handed away,” he mentioned after launching the Borneo Tribal Music Festival (BTMF).
Abdul Karim mentioned the reason for Stephanie’s dying was attributable to a stroke. She died on June 19 at Sarawak General Hospital.
“What puzzled me was that she was simply 19 years previous. I’m actually stunned however God loves her extra, I suppose. It is a really tragic and unhappy factor for us within the ministry to lose a promising athlete,” he added.
Abdul Karim mentioned the late Stephanie had already been listed to ship medals on the coming Sukma.
She was listed to compete within the 10m air pistol particular person, group and blended group and Women’s 25m pistol particular person, group and blended group for the state Sukma group.
He added that Sim had additionally excelled in her research as she had simply been accepted by a college.
“She was already within the squad and we have been anticipating her to ship medals. I want to specific my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the household,” he mentioned.
Stephanie was buried at Nirvana Memorial Park in Bau on Friday (June 24).