SEA Games hosts’ decision to drop Malaysia’s strong sports raises eyebrows

A big chop: C. Shahmalarani will not get to defend her gold medal at the next SEA Games in Thailand.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has suffered a big blow ahead of next year’s SEA Games after hosts Thailand dropped a few sports.

We now stand to lose at least six potential gold medals unless the Thais reconsider their decision to omit karate, ju-jitsu, wushu and weightlifting from the 40-sport programme.

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