16 November 2005

Exponents gung-ho of getting medals

NATIONAL silat olahraga coaches Awang Wardi Salim and Mazlan Shaari are confident of each exponent bringing back a medal at this year's SEA Games in the Philippines.

"After an impressive performance at last week's training stint in Bangkok, we are confident of a medal of any colour from all events," said Mazlan when met at the team's centralised training at the National Sports Council (NSC) in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

However, three-time SEA Games gold medallist Mohd Azrin Abd Malek remains Malaysia's favourite to bag a gold medal.

"We are about 85 per cent ready for the SEA Games.

The team are now revising the tactics they have learnt," said Mazlan.

Currently, the silat olahraga squad consist of nine men and three women.

"All three women are also expected to win at least a bronze medal in Cebu," said Awang Wardi.

The silat olahraga and silat seni will be among the seven sports that will be competed in Cebu Island.

Among the women exponents in the team are Sit Siti Jameelah Md Japilus, Malini Mohd and Emy Latip.

The four golds form the silat olahraga category are expected to come from Mohd Azrin Abdul Malek, Abang Erdie Fauzeral Abang Fauzan, Ahmad Shahril Zailudin, Mohd Zuber Ismail and Mohd Azrin Abdul Malek.

All four won World Championships titles in their respective categories at last year's meet in Singapore and also won in this year's Paris, Belgium and Switzerland Opens.

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