|Meveeqhen receiving a certificate from SMI principal Mdm Loh Wei Seng|
Towering third-former Meveeqhen a/l Ravi Chandran made headlines when he broke a state record set in 2007 in the shot putt event at the state-level sports meet recently.
Discovered his talent only last year during preparations for the school sports day, Meveeqhen said he was amazed with himself for being able to throw the putt so far, beating even the bigger boys.
"I did not expect to win the gold medal but I am proud to get some points for my house Augustus", said the 6.2 feet well-mannered boy who knows how to juggle between his studies and involvement in sports.
He went on to represent St Michael's in the district level and broke its earlier record of 12.58m, setting a new one at 12.75m. Meveeqhen then went on to break the state record (13.72m), throwing an amazing distance of 13.79m.
To keep fit and well-toned, he works out at a gym two hours daily."To excel in this event, I need to do plenty of weight training and technique practice", said Meveeqhen, who currently undergoes centralised training in the stadium.
He attributes his achievement to his parents and coaches.
"I would like to dedicate the gold medal I won at the state-level to St Michael's. This came at the right time when the school is celebrating its centennial," said Meveeqhen.
The national-level MSSM Perlis will be from May 22 to 26. We wish him all the best and success in his quest to make the state and school proud.