Ministry to take measures on failed events at Games

KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry will take comprehensive measures on some events that have failed to deliver at the recent Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the ministry viewed the matter seriously and action will be taken to improve the performance of those identified to produce better results in the future.

He also expressed his satisfaction at the performance of the national contingent at the Games, adding that the seven gold, eight silver and eight bronze medal haul met the set target and was the result of the effort put in by all the athletes and officials.

He thanked Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for his support and motivation, along with the National Sports Council, the Olympic Council of Malaysia and the National Sports Institute.

“The consistent support from our prime minister will continue to raise the spirits of athletes and officials to achieve greater success in the future,” he said yesterday.

Lastly, he thanked all Malaysian fans who rallied behind the athletes, saying that they inspired the athletes to give their all for the country.

Malaysia finished 10th overall in Birmingham, matching their seven gold medal haul at the 2018 edition in Gold Coast, Australia. — Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Others

Australian Rules-Indigenous AFL star says Kangaroos want Clarkson as coach
Baseball-Five things to watch for in the MLB playoffs
Rowing-British Rowing calls for creation of 'open' category for transgender athletes
Olympics-Paris 2024 marathon to trace path of French Revolution
Olympics-IOC was not consulted in Saudi choice for 2029 Asian winter Games
Australian sport failing on diversity - Perkins
Games-Golf, BMX, coastal rowing to debut at 2026 Commonwealth Games
Australian Rules-Essendon CEO quits after one day in the job over church links
Formula E will have the 'road relevance' to overtake F1, says Filippi
Wai Ching confident he can go faster and defend title in NY

Others Also Read