Karate team spar with Egyptians to be up to par in Hangzhou

National karate exponent H. Sureeya Sankar (left) sparring against an Egyptian exponent in his training session for the Asian Games at National Sports Council, Bukit Jalil on Sept 18. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The national karate team’s final push for the Asian Games received a boost with the arrival of the Egyptian national junior squad to spar with the Hangzhou-bound exponents.

National team manager S. Sukumaran said six exponents began sparring on Monday and will be here until Sept 26 to help the Malaysian squad, led by four-time SEA Games champion R. Sharmendran.

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