ARAU, May 26 (Bernama) -- Athletes have to be physically strong and technically smart to get close to the standard of international level, said national head coach Andris Vasiljevs.
Vasiljevs said there was a huge gap in the standard between the national team and SUKMA athletes.
"Compared to the senior athletes, SUKMA athletes are totally different. There is a huge gap to improve to get close to the standard of national and international level. It is a big gap.
"They have to be more competitive and work harder to be on par with senior athletes," said the Latvian coach.
Compared to the 2012 SUKMA in Pahang, Vasiljevs said the fighting spirit shown here was higher and were more competitive.....