07 September 2009

Two Gold Medals In Silat At Laos SEA Games Realistic Target, Says Coordinator

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's quest for two gold medals at the Laos SEA Games is realistic, based on the high standard of competition from other participating countries.

Its SEA Games silat coordinator Osman Nok said to aim for two gold medals -- one in artistic silat and the other in silat sports -- would not be a problem to the national athletes, instead it would be a bonus to them, he told a press conference in Bukit Jalil, here, Monday.

Osman said Malaysia would send 10 silat athletes to take part in 12 out of 19 categories at the Laos SEA Games.

"We now have 18 silat athletes undergoing training at the National Sports Council's facility in preparation for the Pre-Asian Indoor Games, in Hanoi, Vietnam in the middle of this month. But the final list for Laos will be announced in October," he said.

Besides silat, the Laos SEA Games from Dec 9 to 12 this year will also feature 25 other games, including athletics, archery, swimming, takraw, badminton, billiard and snooker, boxing, cycling, football, golf, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volley ball, wrestling, weight lifting, wushu, muay thai, petanque and shuttlecock balancing.

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