By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Jan 14 — Selangor’s Malaysia Games (Sukma) athletes are always prepared and continue to stay fit even during the movement control order (MCO) period by doing self-training sessions at home.
Selangor State Sports Council (MSN) executive director Mohamad Nizam Marjugi said the coaches would monitor the athletes’ training sessions via online from time to time to ensure their performance is at its best.
“Preliminary preparations have been made by providing a virtual training programme to ensure that athletes remain fit,” Mohamad Nizam Marjugi told SelangorKini.
He said all training centres are closed and training programmes suspended until the government allows the reopening of its operations.
Mohamad Nizam said that the council viewed the current Covid-19 situation seriously as it had forced the government to reintroduce the MCO.
“The (Covid-19) cases detected at the National Sports Council have raised the concern among athletes, coaches and their parents,” he said.
Previously, MSN had planned to allow athletes for certain sports to begin full-time daily training starting January 4.
The planning takes into account sports events that have their own facilities and amenities such as swimming, archery, athletics, tenpin bowling, badminton, gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics.