KANGAR, June 5 (Bernama) -- Sarawak's success in the 17th Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perlis is a prelude of things to come when they host next Sukma.
The 'Bumi Kenyalang' contingent were third overall in the medal standings in the Perlis Sukma with 48 gold, 32 silver and 35 bronze.
The Federal Territories were the overall chmapions with a collection of 55 gold, 38 silver and 49 bronze while Terengganu were runners-up (51-55-31).
Sarawak contingent deputy chef-de-mission Gerald Rentap Jabu said: "Although we finished in third place, our medal haul was much better than in the Pahang edition in 2012 where were won 42 gold medals."
"I am proud of our achievement (in the Perlis Sukma), it will act as a catalyst for Sarawak to emerge as champions when we host the next Sukma."
Sarawak hosted the Sukma for the first time in 1990.
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