Friday, February 27, 2015

Police Athletics Meet To Serve As Platform For Athletes To Earn SEA Games Ticket

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- A number of National athletes are expected to use the police athletics meet as a platform to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, scheduled in June.

The three-day 2015 IGP Cup Athletics and Tug-of-War championships hosted by Selangor will be held at the National Sports Complex mini stadium in Bukit Jalil starting tomorrow.

Organising committee chairman DSP Dr A. Vasu said National athletes would take time off from their duties to see action in the track and field competitions held.

"National road race runner R. Venugopal who has competed in various international competitions in the 5,000m and 10,000m events and Amelia Musa (1,500m and 5,000m) will be among the main attraction.

"The Selangor contingent as the host of the championships has been given the mandate to retain the overall title, by the Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat," he said when contacted by Bernama.

Vasu said 18 contingents from throughout the country would be taking part in the competition while Selangor as the host would be fielding 89 athletes to defend the overall title.

For the record, Selangor emerged as the overall champion in two consecutive editions, namely in 2011 and 2013.

In 2013, Selangor defended the title by winning 12 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals.


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