KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- National karate exponent, S. Shree Shavmini said the decision by Singapore as 2015 SEA Games host to drop karate is a setback to the development of the sport among exponents in the region.
Shavmini, 22, said she also needed the exposure at international level in the biennial games even though there are other championships.
"However, if it is true karate will not be competed in the 2015 SEA Games, we will continue training for other tournaments," she said when met by reporters at an appreciation ceremony of national athletes who competed in the Myanmar SEA Games, here Wednesday.
Shavmini said she started undergoing training last week in preparation for the 2014 Malaysian Institutions of Higher Learning Games (SUKIPT) which will be held from February 3 to 16.
Apart from SUKIPT, she said the national squad would also be preparing for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea in September and the World Karate championship in Germany in November.....