19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 – Chef de Mission Visit (8th September 2023) - Olympic Council of Malaysia Olympic Council of Malaysia

19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 – Chef de Mission Visit (8th September 2023)

Dato’ Chong Kim Fatt, Vice President of OCM and Chef de Mission of the Malaysian Contingent to the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, continued his visits to athletes on their final lap of preparation on Friday, 8th September 2023.

His first stop was at the Gymnasium 3 of National Sports Council (NSC), where the Shooting Team comprising of 10 athletes (4 males and 6 females) were training. There are 4 shooters namely Mr. Haritz Iklil Hessly Hafiz, Mr. Joseph Lee Joon Kit, Ms. Alia Husna Budrudin and Ms. Nurul Syasya Nadiah Mohd Arifin, looking forward to their debut in the Asian Games.

Dato’ Chong Kim Fatt then met the Archery Team at Nilai. The Archery Team consisting of 5 athletes (4 males & 1 female) slated to compete in Compound events and 8 athletes (4 males and 4 females) in the Recurve events.

Senior archers Khairul Anuar Mohammad, Mohd Juwaidi Mazuki, Muhammad Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli, and Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh will lend their experience to the team.

Dato’ Chong Kim Fatt’s last stop for the day took place at the National Velodrome in Nilai to take a closer look at the Cycling Track Team. A total of 10 athletes (7 males and 3 females), headed by Dato’ Azizulhasni Awang OLY and the Flagbearer of the Malaysian Contingent, Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom OLY, are preparing for their outing to Hangzhou.

The Cycling Track Team has 6 young athletes who will be making their debut in the Asian Games namely Muhammad Ridwan Sahrom, Umar Hasbullah, Muhammad Yusri Shaari, Abdul Azim Aliyas, Nurul Aliana Syafika Azizan and Nurul Izzah Izzati Mohd Asri.

“These next two weeks ahead of the Games are a crucial period for our athletes to prepare physically and mentally before departing to Hangzhou”,

“I am pleased with their level of preparation and their readiness to take on the best of Asia”,

“At this juncture, they need to be very disciplined, train well and endeavour to avoid injuries at all costs”,

“I also reminded them to start limiting their use of social media. In order to remain focused, I think it is imperative that our athletes avoid getting distracted by any form of toxicity prevalent in the virtual world” stated Dato’ Chong Kim Fatt.

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