NSC to send equipment to athletes

PETALING JAYA: The National Sports Council (NSC) have started a new initiative to help athletes under the Road To Tokyo (RTT) programme to stay in shape following the extension of the movement control order (MCO) to April 28.

The Government had initially announced the MCO from March 18-31 before extending it to April 14 and then to April 28.

The decision has left athletes to train by themselves at home.

The concern over the lack of equipment affecting training has been raised and the NSC has decided to send some training equipment to all athletes, including para-athletes. NSC director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said it was still early to talk about normal training and they would have to get the nod from the Health Ministry before making any decision.

“We are aware that some athletes need equipment to train better, so we have decided to send them equipment like dumbbells and cycling rollers to help athletes especially those under RTT program, ” said Shapawi.

“This equipment drop also covers para-athletes. We want to help these athletes as much as possible to stay in shape during the MCO. We hope this will spur the athletes to maintain discipline and focus better on their training.”

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