Wednesday, April 20, 2011


KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 (Bernama) -- The national rowing team has targeted a
first ever medal from the sport at the 2011 SEA Games, hosted by Indonesia, from
November 11-25.

Malaysian Rowing Association (MRA) president Abdul Malik Abdul Ghani
said 30 rowers had been identified to undergo training at Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia (UTM) since December last year to prepare for the Games.

"All rowers are students from local universities and they will train
continuously until the Games," he told reporters at the Varsity Boat Race 2011
press conference held here today at the UTM International campus.

Abdul Malik said the national team would also compete in the World Canoe
Marathon championships in Singapore this October to tune up for the Games.

Indonesia as the host, has included rowing, including traditional boat race,
as part of the SEA Games programme although the Laos SEA Games did not feature
the sport.

Meanwhile, during the Varsity Boat Race to be held at the Putrajaya
Watersport Complex from Oct 3-10, cabinet ministers will be invited to head the
Dragon Boat teams representing government agencies.

UTM vice chancellor Datuk Zaini Ujang said 10 teams from foreign
universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Nottingham would also be invited to
participate in the event.


1 comment:

  1. Rowing Team will participate in World Canoe Marathon C;ship in Singapore? Apa ke jadahnya? Get the fact right you people!