From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid
NANJING, Aug 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's younger generation (Gen-Y) athletes who are participating at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2014, which officially kicked off on Monday, do not plan to return home empty handed.
They have vowed to scoop up a medal or two, never mind the colour, in the world standard youth sports championship.
High jumper Norshafiee Mohd Shah said although he was not expected to win in his event, he still aimed to contribute a medal for the country.
"I am aware of the high competitive level but it is not an excuse for us as Gen-Y athletes to fear our competitors.
"I want to bring back a medal even though it appears impossible, looking at the world class athletes such as those from Russia, Australia and the Netherlands," he told Bernama here Friday.....