KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) -- The SEA Games that opens its doors for competition on Dec 11, is the best platform for young athletes to showcase their talent before competing in higher level games said Chef-de-Mission (CDM) Datuk Amiruddin Embi.
He said young athletes must use the opportunity presented to them to compete in Myanmar, to build their confidence and gain experience as part of their preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil.
"This time around we are taking many young athletes to the Myanmar SEA Games after identifying their potential to excel in other major competitions, especially the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.
"Though medal targets are our main objective, we must also look at the development of young athletes. In return, the young athletes must raise their level to produce their best performance," he said.
Amiruddin who was on his rounds to check on preparations of athletes by the various National Sports Associations, for the SEA Games at the National Sports Council in Bukit Jalil, met athletes from shooting, karate and taekwondo Wednesday.....