26 July 2011

15 Elite Silat Exponents To Prepare For Sea Games In Chiang Mai

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- Fifteen silat exponents from the National Silat Federation (Pesaka) will undergo training in Chiang Mai, Thailand from August 8-15 as part of their preparations for the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia.

Pesaka coordinator Osman Nok said the eight-day stint was to prepare the silat exponents for the SEA Games in November.

"Besides training with the Thai athletes, they will also spar against each other and compete among themselves on August 11 and 12," he told Bernama.

He said, overall, 24 athletes would carry Malaysia's challenge in the 18 categories contested in the SEA Games.

"The 15 exponents identified for Chiang Mai are from the elite squad while the remaining nine will be absorbed into the back up squad and undergo training according to the phases set by Pesaka and the National Sport Council," he added.

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