KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- The National Sports Council (NSC) has not set any target for the seven Paralympic athletes who will be competing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland, starting July 23.
NSC's Paralympics Division director Mohd Safrushahar Yusoff said the NSC had not set any specific target because sports competed in the Commonwealth Games are not their pet events.
"We are always hoping for the best but we do not want to add unnecessary pressure on athletes. One of the reasons for sending them is to support the events hosted by the host country and the other countries taking part," he told Bernama today.
Five of the seven Paralympic athletes will be representing the country in lawn bowls while two others compete in powerlifting.
Mohd Safrushahar said the Commonwealth Games would also be a platform to gain exposure and experience for powerlifting athletes Jong Yee Khe (97kg) and Mohd Shahmil Md Saad (107kg) categories, as they are preparing for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.....