Rashid to lead shuttlers
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