Q&A with MSUrian Muhammad Taqiuddin Mohd Zulkifli, who clocked 7.74 impressive seconds for Malaysia at Asia Sports 2018’s Speed-Climbing preliminaries.

Taqi is in his final semester on the Diploma in Leisure Outdoor and Adventure  Management programme at Management and Science University (MSU). 

How did you go into competitive climbing?

I was introduced to the sport in 2010 by a cousin. We were just trying it out for fun at the Shah Alam Extreme Park. A month into it I was still at it and started to think about going serious. I like the fact that it’s an individual sport, so I don’t have to find a partner for practice. Six months into serious, I won 2nd place in Novice category.




What was your most memorable win?

My most memorable one from the more than 50 championships I’ve been in is the Boulder competition in Cyberjaya end of last year. I was the only Malaysian finalist and I grabbed the Silver for Malaysia.

How do you balance studying with practising?

Time management is important and I prioritize, but I give equal focus to both my studies and my sport. I make sure I finish up all my study assignments before I go out to practice.




How has MSU helped you excel in your sport?

Competitions take at least 3 to 4 months to prepare for. If there are small competitions coming up and I have to choose because of timetable clashes with exams and so on, I choose my studies. But for big competitions, I am always allowed to defer a semester. And my studies give me important practical knowledge of outdoor management, things that I cannot get by practice alone.

What could be in your future?

I am interested in outdoor event management, which is a potential career goal and one of my reasons for taking on Leisure Outdoor and Adventure Management at MSU.



God willing, going on to the Bachelor in Outdoor Leisure and Adventure Management  later, I look forward to the Global Internship Programme at MSU and experience how adventure parks are run elsewhere in the world.

What are your hopes for competitive climbing in the context of Malaysia?

At MSU we have the Adventure Club (Kelab Kembara) and also mobility programmes that give you global exposure. I hope we will have more of such facilities to grow competitive climbing’s potential for the country. I would really like to represent Malaysia in Wall Climbing at the 2020 Olympics, and go for Gold.




Related:

MSU Diploma in Sport Science

MSU Diploma in Physiotherapy

MSU Bachelor in Nutrition (Honours)

MSU Bachelor in Education (Physical Education and Health) (Honours)


More of an indoor personality?

Check out MSU’s Bachelor and Diploma programmes in Event Management.

MSU is Asia Pacific Institute of Event Management Malaysia Centre of Excellence




MSUtv: In conversation with Muhammad Taqiuddin Mohd Zulkifli



http://bit.ly/2yFdmJo

Q&A with MSUrian Muhammad Taqiuddin Mohd Zulkifli, who clocked 7.74 impressive seconds for Malaysia at Asia Sports 2018’s Speed-Climbing preliminaries.

Taqi is in his final semester on the Diploma in Leisure Outdoor and Adventure  Management programme at Management and Science University (MSU). 

How did you go into competitive climbing?

I was introduced to the sport in 2010 by a cousin. We were just trying it out for fun at the Shah Alam Extreme Park. A month into it I was still at it and started to think about going serious. I like the fact that it’s an individual sport, so I don’t have to find a partner for practice. Six months into serious, I won 2nd place in Novice category.




What was your most memorable win?

My most memorable one from the more than 50 championships I’ve been in is the Boulder competition in Cyberjaya end of last year. I was the only Malaysian finalist and I grabbed the Silver for Malaysia.

How do you balance studying with practising?

Time management is important and I prioritize, but I give equal focus to both my studies and my sport. I make sure I finish up all my study assignments before I go out to practice.




How has MSU helped you excel in your sport?

Competitions take at least 3 to 4 months to prepare for. If there are small competitions coming up and I have to choose because of timetable clashes with exams and so on, I choose my studies. But for big competitions, I am always allowed to defer a semester. And my studies give me important practical knowledge of outdoor management, things that I cannot get by practice alone.

What could be in your future?

I am interested in outdoor event management, which is a potential career goal and one of my reasons for taking on Leisure Outdoor and Adventure Management at MSU.



God willing, going on to the Bachelor in Outdoor Leisure and Adventure Management  later, I look forward to the Global Internship Programme at MSU and experience how adventure parks are run elsewhere in the world.

What are your hopes for competitive climbing in the context of Malaysia?

At MSU we have the Adventure Club (Kelab Kembara) and also mobility programmes that give you global exposure. I hope we will have more of such facilities to grow competitive climbing’s potential for the country. I would really like to represent Malaysia in Wall Climbing at the 2020 Olympics, and go for Gold.




Related:

MSU Diploma in Sport Science

MSU Diploma in Physiotherapy

MSU Bachelor in Nutrition (Honours)

MSU Bachelor in Education (Physical Education and Health) (Honours)


More of an indoor personality?

Check out MSU’s Bachelor and Diploma programmes in Event Management.

MSU is Asia Pacific Institute of Event Management Malaysia Centre of Excellence




MSUtv: In conversation with Muhammad Taqiuddin Mohd Zulkifli



http://bit.ly/2yFdmJo