Thursday, May 22, 2014

MLBF Targets One Gold Medal In 2014 Commonwealth Games

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Lawn Bowls Federation (MLBF) wants to rise to the occasion by delivering at least one gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

"Even though our target is not high, we will try to return home with at least one gold medal from the Commonwealth Games," MLBF president Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail said when contacted by Bernama Wednesday.

According Wan Nawawi, the national squad was now playing test matches against Scotland and several other countries to prepare for the Games.

The test matches began on May 15 and the squad is expected to return home on May 25, for centralised training in Bukit Kiara.

He added that the country's medal hopes would hinge on five men and five women in the team.

"The players, including Siti Zalina Ahmad, have an excellent track record in the sport and are familiar with competing at international level," he said.

Malaysia won two of the seven gold medals at stake in the 2006 Games held in Melbourne, Australia but contributed only a silver and bronze in the 2010 New Delhi edition in India.


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