All clear for water sports

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THE Water Sports Complex in Presint 6, Putrajaya, venue for open swimming, waterski  and wake board and triathlon, receives the thumbs up from Malaysian contingent chef de mission Datuk Marina Chin.

The former track queen, on her routine rounds to check on venues and thenational athletes, gave the nod after a visit to the venue, where 15 gold medals will be contested in three sports.

“From what we observed, this venue gets deserves full marks for its excellent facilities and it is my fervent hope that our athletes give their best performance in the chase for medals,” said Datuk Marina.

“We’ve conducted a trial run during the last month’s Pre-SEA Games Women’s Water-Ski Championship and there were no hiccups. Everything went on smoothly and this venue is ready to receive athletes,” she added.

The Putrajaya Water Sports Complex was recently handed over to the Malaysian Organising Committee (MASOC) Kuala Lumpur 2017

“Our young athletes are highly motivated especially Aiden Yoong Hanifah and Adam Yoong Hanifah, not forgetting the other members of the team whom I met today,” said the former track queen.

Waterski and wakeboard, which offers the biggest number of 11 gold medals, will commence from 25th August while Open water swimming (2 gold) and triathlon will be held on 18 and 21 August respectively. – BY MAIZATUL JAMNY MUHAMMAD ROSLI

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