Siti set for gold on new greens

New Straits Times - - Sport -

NA­TIONAL lawn bowler Siti Zalina Ah­mad is ready take on her Sea Games ri­vals on the new ar­ti­fi­cial greens at the Bukit Kiara Sports Com­plex.

Siti Zalina, who will be com­pet­ing in the women’s pairs along­side Auni Fathiah Khamis, said her team have been train­ing on the greens for the last one month.

“As a player, any sur­face is a chal­lenge... it is im­por­tant to adapt quickly.

“At the mo­ment, I have good form and con­sis­tency,” said Zalina yes­ter­day.

“If you com­pare the greens from dur­ing the pre-Sea games and now, there are some dif­fer­ences. It is smoother and faster now... this is good for us.”

Hav­ing tasted suc­cess at the World Cham­pi­onship and the Com­mon­wealth Games, Zalina stressed that she is hop­ing to con­trib­ute a medal to the na­tion’s tally hav­ing failed to do so in the 2001 KL edi­tion.

The last time lawn bowls was in­cluded in the Sea Games was the 2007 Ko­rat edi­tion.

Zalina’s last ti­tle at the Sea Games was in the 1999 Brunei edi­tion where she emerged vic­to­ri­ous in the sin­gles. Ju­miati Rosly

Siti Zalina Ah­mad

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