ARAU, May 25 (Bernama) -- Penang's Kata exponent, Ivan Oh, the youngest member of his team at 17, was both happy and proud to have helped the team win the men's Kata Team gold in the SUKMA at Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis, here Sunday.
Penang beat host team Perlis for the gold while Sabah and Melaka were awarded bronze medals as losing semifinalists.
Oh, 17, who joined the National back up squad two years ago, said it was a tall order to perform on par with experienced team mates Thomson Hoe and Joshua Wong.
"This is my first SUKMA and I will have to work extremely hard to be on par with the seniors...however, both Hoe and Wong provided a lot of guidance," he told reporters after his match.
Oh who took up the sport when in Primary school, said the Kata event was his favourite event in karate-do since the exponents have the power to showcase their performance.....