FAITH IN FATIN
Coach Adnan believes she can deliver gold at Summer Universiade
NATIONAL coach Adnan Ahmad believes archer Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh will be on target for medals at the Summer Universiade in August.
“This time, Fatin will be the one we instil our faith in to take home the medal,” he said.
Fatin, who is a Sea Games triple gold medallist, finished in the top five at the 2015 Gwangju Universiade in South Korea.
But Fatin is not the only one that Adnan is counting on as he looks to the women’s compound team to produce results.
“For the women’s team, there will be an additional athlete, a new athlete, but the rest remain with Fatin and Nurul Syazhera (Asmi) in one team.”
However, Adnan expects the competition to be tough as the participating countries will be bringing their strongest teams.
“For instance, South Korea always send the same team and it’s the strongest team of the lot.
“We have a 50-50 shot (for a title) but it also depends on the weather, competition and such.”
Adnan led the national team to a gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Shanghai, a silver at the 17th Asian Games and Sea Games in Laos and four gold at the 2015 Sea Games in Singapore.
Malaysia have not won a gold medal at the Universiade since its introduction in 1959 in Italy.
Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh