Pattaya meet for Melbourne bound athletes


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  • Tuesday, 03 Jan 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: AsiaCom and elite athletespreparing for the Melbourne CommonwealthGames have been given the green light to compete in the Second Asian Indoor Championships,which will be held in Pattaya from Feb 10-12. 

The Malaysian Amateur Athletic Union (MAAU)coaching and development committee havedecided to send a team, including six athletesfrom the AsiaCom programme. 

The committee chairman, Karim Ibrahim, saidyesterday: “Besides the six who have alreadyqualified for the Commonwealth Games, we willrecommend a few names with the potentials toqualify for the Games in Melbourne for the meetin Pattaya.” 

The six who have made the grade for theGames scheduled for March 15-26 are RoslindaSamsu (pole vault), Moh Siew Wei (100m hurdles),Ngew Sin Mei (triple jump), NoraseelaMohd Khalid (400m hurdles), Robani Hassan(110m hurdles) and Lee Hup Wei (high jump). 

The others who are expected to make the tripto Pattaya are Manila SEA Games gold medallistsShahadan Jamaludin (400m hurdles) and SitiShahida Abdullah (hammer). 

Karim added that the committee had also identifieda number of overseas competitions to helpprepare athletes for the Asian Games in Doha inDecember. 

“The Commonwealth Games and Asiad are ourpriorities and athletes identified for both theGames will undergo full-time training, which isfunded by the Sports Ministry through theNational Sports Council,” he said. – Bernama

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