Sprinter gets priceless pointers from mum Josephine in Asiad assault

Shereen: ‘This will be my first Asian Games, and the aim is to do well. My mother has told me her stories in the Asian Games and it’s inspiring.’

PETALING JAYA: It’s not exactly Nike, but there’s one piece of advice that national sprinter Shereen Samson Vallabouy has from her mother before the Asian Games – “Just race”.

And it is sound advice that comes from an Asiad medallist. Josephine Mary won two bronze medals at the Games – in 1986 (800m) and 1990 (4x400m relay with Rabia Abdul Salam, Sajaratuldur Hamzah and G. Shanti). She also has a host of medals in the SEA Games.

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