Thursday, February 05, 2015

No Medals Target For Singapore SEA Games - Tunku Imran


Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 (Bernama) -- The Olympic Council Malaysia (OCM), for the first time, has decided not to set any medal targets for the SEA Games in Singapore scheduled for June.

OCM president Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar said: "We've agreed not to set any target this time. We don't want to put any pressure on the athletes."

He said individual sports may have specific targets but this was not the case for the contingent.

"Every athlete has a chance to get a gold medal...and I believe every sport has its own targets," he told a press conference after chairing the OCM selection meeting for the 28th SEA Games in Singapore, here Wdnesday.

Present were the chef-de-mission (CDM) Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria, OCM honorary secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi and National Sports Council director-general Ahmad Shapawi Ismail.

Recently, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said Malaysia would focus on new and upcoming athletes at the Singapore Games.

Khairy also noted that in previous SEA Games, Malaysia had focused more on the number of gold medals to be achieved but this time the game plan had changed.

-- BERNAMA

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