PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) is not taking light of next month’s Indonesia SEA Games and will be sending their best squad to the biennial event.
MTBC high performance manager Cheah Ban Cheng said they will be treating the Games “as important as the Asian Games or even the world championships.”
“Usually we will send a mix of youngsters together with the elite team for the SEA Games, but this time higher expectations will be on us to deliver the medals for Malaysia, so we will be sending our strongest team,” he said.
Adrian Ang will spearhead the men’s team alongside Zulmazran Zulkifli, Alex Liew, Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek, Aaron Kong and Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin. The women’s team will be from the same line-up that came back with a gold medal from the Women’s World Championships in Hong Kong last month.
Singles gold medal winner Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore will be looking to add some SEA Games medals to her collection alongside Esther Cheah, Sharon Koh, Zatil Iman Abdul Ghani, Zandra Aziela, Sin Li Jane and Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana.“Aiman is back with us after his wrist injury earlier this year and should boost the strength of the men’s team.
“The women’s team, who had good showing in the world championships recently, will have Dayang as the reserve member.
“This is a strong line-up and all of them are raring to go for the Games. They have been training well and the build-up has been good so far,” said Ban Cheng.
By SHAMSHUL FITRI - THE STAR