Milo’s effort in garnering support for the Malaysian contingent to the Sea Games met with overwhelming response as some 2.3 million signatures were collected. A symbolic hand over of the signatures to Sports Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (right) was made by Milo sports marketing manager Ng Ping Loong at UPM during the flag presentation ceremony yesterday.
HASLI Izwan Amir Hassan will need to use all his experience to guide his younger teammates if they hope to clinch Malaysia's second gold medal of the Korat Sea Games today.
But his rookie teammates Hafiz Adzha, 22, and Mohd Ridzuan Mohamed, 19, who will be making their Sea Games debuts, are already feeling the first-time jitters.
"They have looked good in training but I have noticed that they are looking a little tense as our event is approaching. I've offered them some advice on how to keep their nerves in check but it is anyone's guess how they feel on competition day," said the 30-year-old Hasli, who added they will draw inspiration from the women's rifle prone team who won Malaysia's first gold medal on Tuesday.
Hasli, who warmed up for his gold medal defence by finishing seventh in the 25m standard pistol yesterday, at least does not have Thailand's regular Olympic shooter Jakkrit Panichpatikum to contend with while only Thailand and Vietnam stand in Malaysia's way for the team gold with Laos not expected to offer much of a challenge.
The double trap team, who had their first training session at Bangkok's Sport Authority of Thailand shooting range yesterday, will hope to go one better than the trap's team bronze.