Universiade set to test exponents
THE national wushu team who will be making their debut at the Universiade in Taiwan on Aug 19-30 have been touted as the darkhorses in Malaysia’s hunt for a first gold medal.
For head coach Lim Yew Fai, the target of only one gold medal in any discipline takes the pressure off the team due to the ruling at Universiade where an athlete needs to excel in two disciplines for a combined total.
“It is possible to excel in one event but we have to reduce on mistakes or deliver a perfect performance in the second event to get a gold medal because the scores are based on two combined events,” said Yew Fai.
Former international Yew Fai admitted they have been more focused on the Sea Games (Aug 19-31), saying only four exponents will compete in Taiwan.
The four athletes are Asian Juniors silver medallist Calvin Lee, 2015 World Taijiquan Championship bronze medallist Loh Choon How, 2016 World Junior Championship gold medallist Tan Cheong Min and Chan Lu Yi, who has won gold medals at the 2015 Sea Games, Asian Junior Championships and the World Championships. Farah Azharie
Tan Cheong Min