KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- National coaches need to re-evaluate the weaknesses of their athletes who failed to put up excellent performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland which concluded on Sunday, said National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz.
He said they should study the erratic performance of their athletes to ensure they did not falter further in the long term.
"As an example, if a sportsman is ill, we need to find the source of his pain and not merely treat the symptoms...we need to seriously study them," he said.
He was speaking at a special media conference here today on the failure of the Malaysian contingent to meet its seven gold target set by the National Sports Council (NSC) for the championship, in which Malaysia collected six gold, seven silver and six bronze medals.
The failure has drawn criticisms from various parties including former NSC director-general Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad who described national athletes as mere tourists who were not out to bring honours to the country.....