KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama)-- The Malaysian Karate Federation (Makaf) is eyeing at least one gold medal in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, scheduled in September.
Its Secretary-General Vincent Chen Chee Hong said it was achievable based on the world ranking of national karate exponents and achievements in previous Asian Games.
He said the national squad had just returned from the World Karate Championship 1 in Lasko, Slovenia last March, with one gold, three silvers and one bronze.
"We will send eight exponents for the Asian Games. With no hope for medals in either Kumite or Kata, our target is to send more women exponents for exposure, especially junior exponents," he told Bernama today.
Chen said Japan were still the dominating force in the Games while countries like Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are beginning to provide stiff competition to our exponents.....