Friday, August 6, 2010

Eight Asian Games Archers To Train In South Korea

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- Eight Recurve archers identified for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, will undergo a two-week training stint in South Korea, next month.

National Archery Association of Malaysia (NAAM) honorary secretary Abdul Hamid Hassan said the eight archers, four men and four men, would head to South Korea after the fourth round of the World Cup in Shanghai, China, from Aug 31 to Sept 4.

"NAAM is more focused on Recurve events because we have potential medal winners," he told Bernama Thursday.

Abdul Hamid said only six Recurve archers - three men and three women - would compete in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India from Oct 3-14, while four men and four women would feature in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China from Nov 12-27.

The four men in the Recurve team are Cheng Chu Siang, Wan Mohd Khalmizam Wan Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Izzudin Abdul Rahim, Arif Farhan Ibrahim Putra while the four women are S. Anbarasi, Ng Sui Kim, Noor Aziera Taip and Shahira Abdul Halim.

"South Korea was chosen as the training base because the country had produced so many world champions and world class archers. The Malaysian archery coach Lee Jae-Hyung is also from the same country," he said.

Abdul Hamid said NAAM has targeted one gold medal from the Commonwealth Games.


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