Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Malaysia Expect First Gold From Shooting

LANGKAWI, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- Shooting is expected to contribute the first gold to Malaysia's medal tally at the SEA Games in Korat, Thailand beginning Dec 6.

The medal is expected to come from Hasli Izwan Amir Hassan 30, in the individual Rapid Fire Pistol to repeat his success at the Manila SEA Games two years ago, said National Sports Council (NSC) Director-General Datuk Zolkples Embong.

"We will give our best at the Games," he told reporters after visiting the shooting squad training camp at the Langkawi International Shooting Range (Lisram), here today.

The best record achieved by the shooting squad was at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001 with eight gold. However, at the Manila Games, Malaysia only won three gold medals.

"We hope the shooting squad will improve their position in Korat," Zolkples said.

For this purpose, he said the Malaysian shooters would leave for Bangkok (the venue for shooting events) five days earlier to familiarise themselves with the shooting range there.


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