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Seven-gold target for Asian Games

New Straits Times logoNew Straits Times 10/8/2018 Azlan Muhammad Zain
a group of people posing for the camera: (File pix) Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (centre) at Institut Sukan Negara, Bukit Jalil yesterday. Bernama Photo © Provided by Media Prima (File pix) Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (centre) at Institut Sukan Negara, Bukit Jalil yesterday. Bernama Photo

PUTRAJAYA: A seven-gold medal target has been set for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.

It was announced by Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman after the flag handing over ceremony, attended by Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad on Friday.

"Our target is seven gold medals, but if we are lucky enough we can win around 11 titles.

"Among the sports we have identified for medals are cycling, karate, sepak takraw, silat and bowling," said Syed Saddiq.

At the 2014 Incheon edition, Malaysia won only five gold.

The Malaysian contingent comprise 426 athletes in 35 events.

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