SUPER SHOW: Wins four gold medals en route to emerging top athlete
KUALA LUMPUR: LORENZO Christopher Louis was crowned the best athlete in the boys' Under-18 at 11th SMK Seri Bintang Utara Athletics Championships at its school field in Cheras recently.
The energetic boy won the 100m, 200m, 800m and then anchored his team to victory in the 4x100m.
Lorenzo trains under Robert Vijayakumar at SMK Seri Bintang Utara.
With hard work and sheer determination, he has proven his mettle in his school and district meets.
Armed with seven years of solid training, the sprinter was the MSSKL Pudu Zone 100m and 200m finalist in Permaisuri Mini Stadium in Cheras.
In 2010, he was a gold medallist in the boys' Under-15 4x400m at the zone level.
The beaming 16-year-old champion said: "I love athletics and winning these gold medals was through pure hard work and was not an easy feat.
"It means so much to me because I want to pursue excellence in athletics. I want to dedicate my gold medals to my parents and the Maclay House teachers."
Coach Robert said: "After training during the year-end holidays, Lorenzo's target is to win medals at higher competitions and break records next year.
"He is a dedicated athlete who is prompt for training and is willing to try new techniques to improve his performance."
The school's sports houses are named Shirtliff, Green, Maclay, Prouse and Cooke after the former principals of the Bukit Bintang Girls School which was renamed SMK Seri Bintang Utara and relocated to Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras.
Maclay emerged overall champions with 499 points, Shirtliff (408) were second, Green and Prouse (403) joint-third while Cooke had 227 points.
ROLL OF HONOUR -- House champions: Maclay House.
Overall Best Male Athlete: Lorenzo Christopher Louis.
Overall Best Female Athlete: B Audrey Anusha.
Boys' Under-18: Lorenzo Christopher (Maclay House): 4 gold -- 100m, 200m, 800m, 4x400m.
Boys' Under-15: K Raashmen Raj (Maclay House): 3 gold -- 200m, 400m, 4x400; 1 silver -- 100m.
Girls' Under-18: B Audrey Anusha (Prouse House): 4 gold -- 100m, 200m,400m, 4x100m.
Girls' Under-15: Lee Yiat Mon (Green House): 4 gold -- 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 4x400m.