Rashid to lead shut­tlers

New Straits Times - - Sport -

FOR­MER World No 1 Rashid Sidek has been ap­pointed as the head coach for Malaysia’s bad­minton team to the 29th Sum­mer Universiade in Tai­wan.

Rashid, a 1996 Olympic bronze medal­list, will work with for­mer dou­bles player Mohd Zakry Ab Latif and his brother Na­jib.

Adnan Ah­mad was named as the coach for the com­pound archery team.

Adnan was se­lected based on his track record of hav­ing led the na­tional team to a gold medal at the 2015 Archery World Cup in Shang­hai, a silver at the 17th Asian Games and four gold at the 2015 Sea Games in Sin­ga­pore.

In foot­ball, for­mer na­tional player Mohd Nidzam Jamil was ap­pointed as head coach and he will be as­sisted by for­mer Malaysian goal­keeper Rashid Has­san.

Wushu will be led by Lim Yew Fai who is con­fi­dent that the na­tional ex­po­nents will de­liver de­spite it be­ing their first ap­pear­ance at an event of this mag­ni­tude.

“The wushu team will try their best be­cause in ev­ery sin­gle com­pe­ti­tion, we try to per­fect our per­for­mances,” said Yew Fai.

Malaysia will com­pete in six sports: ath­let­ics, archery, bad­minton, foot­ball, golf and wushu.

The higher ed­u­ca­tion min­istry an­nounced the ap­point­ments yes­ter­day. Farah Azharie

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