Malaysia send strong squad to Asian Youth meet
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HAMMER thrower Grace Wong and national schools champion sprinter Aiedel Saadon and Azreen Nabila Alias lead the Malaysian charge for medals at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Bangkok starting tomorrow.
Two years ago in Doha, Malaysia sent just three athletes, because the meet clashed with the Malaysian Schools Championships, but the team still returned with two bronze medals through 400m runners Russel Nasir Taib and Shereen Samson Vellabouy.
Sending nine boys and nine girls this time, the Malaysian athletes should be striving to improve on the two-medal haul of 2015.
Aiedel was unfortunate not to have broken the Malaysian schools record in the 100m after posting a wind-assisted time of 10.53 seconds in winning gold in