By JUMIATI ROSLY – March 15, 2018 @ 6:24pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Junior Squash champion, Siow Yee Xian proved that those who are active in sports such as athletes can excel academically and produce some of the best results.
Yee Xian, 17, emerged as the best student from the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) after he scored 10A’s in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), as the results were released earlier today.
When asked about the secret behind his success, Yee Xian said: “I feel that what is most important is being totally focused and concentrating in class when the teacher is teaching.”
The up and coming junior player who hails from Bukit Beruang, Melaka, said that he is currently in the midst of furthering his studies by doing his A Levels at Inti College.
Not stopping there, Yee Xian said that he is also making preparations to take part in the 19th Asia Team Championships in Cheongju, South Korea which will be held from March 21 (Wednesday) to 25 (Sunday) next week.
“Next week I will be leaving for South Korea to take part in the Asia Team Championships and I hope to excel there as well on the courts,” he said.
Yee Xian emerged as the Under-17 champion at the Asian Junior Squash Championships that was held in Jordan last August before he began focusing on sitting for his SPM examinations two months after his winning performance on court.
Best athletes from Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS);
10A’s: Siow Yee Xian (squash)
7A’s: Mohammad Zakariya Minsuri (athletics)
7A’s: Muhammad Syukri Zulkifli (shooting)
6A’s: Nur Syazwi Aliah Anuar (shooting)
6A’s: Low Ying Ling (athletics)
6A’s: Ng Wan Win (badminton)