From Nursyabiha Sukri
GLASGOW, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- Young national athletes have proven their worth, having been given the exposure to compete in major championships which prepared them for more competitive challenges.
National Sports Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong said overall, the achievement of junior athletes had been remarkable when Zulhelmi Mohd Pisol bagged a silver medal in the 56kg weightlifting event.
He also hoped the participation of junior weightlifters at the Commonwealth Games would spur them to improve their performance in other future tournaments.
"Four weightlifters and two athletes from the NSC junior programme were selected to represent the country at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
"Several junior athletes who have been upgraded to elite athletes in 2012 have shown promises," he told reporters here Friday.....