Athletics: Ballard’s the man in MAF’s plans


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  • Sunday, 19 Jan 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) are set to hire Australian Robert John Ballard as the technical director of coaching in a bid to help improve the standard of athletics in the country.

MAF had came under fire from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin after managing to win only four gold medals in the Myanmar SEA Games last month – their worst-ever achievement in the history of the Games since 1959.

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