KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Although our national athletes are not expected to win any gold medals, members of the national contingent contesting at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games are reminded not to be complacent and must work hard to bring glory to Malaysia on the international stage.
Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) vice-president Datuk Wira Nur Azmi Ahmad said the quadrennial meet, which will kick off this Saturday (September 23), is not a place to have fun and vacation. Instead, the selected Malaysian athletes need to showcase excellent performance.
“National athletes appeared to be quite enthusiastic even though there is no specific medal target, they will not let Malaysians down. Some say athletes go on ‘holiday’ every time they go to a tournament, but they have a target when they represent the country.
“Athletes or sports officials will definitely present medals for the country, and they have their own targets,” he said at the National Sports Council (NSC) 2022 earlier today.
Earlier on, Nur Azmi sent off 89 athletes from swimming, hockey, sepak takraw, e-sports, rugby, shooting and taekwondo to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), to depart for Hangzhou this afternoon.
For the Asian Games, the Malaysian contingent was not given any specific medal target but aimed for 27 medals overall, regardless of colour.