Hannah Yeo: Squash being included in the 2028 LA Olympics is good news for Malaysia

SEPANG, Oct 17 – Minister of Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh said the inclusion of squash in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games (LA28) Olympic Games is a blessing for Malaysia as it continues to aim for its first gold medal at the world’s biggest sporting event. He said this is good news for the

She said Malaysia was on the right track to perform well in Los Angeles after the sport of squash contributed to three gold medals at the recently concluded 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Mr Hanna said the Road to Gold (RTG) committee will focus on development to ensure all athletes who have the potential to win gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics and LA28 receive the right support. Said to put it.

“This is because the Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) has announced a good budget of RM20 million for RTG next year. This will be announced after the RTG committee meeting later this month. ”

Attending the farewell ceremony for the Malaysian delegation to the 2022 Hangzhou Para-Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, she said, “Malaysia is excited about the news that not only squash but also cricket will be added to the list of sports to be featured at LA28.” I welcome it,” he said. Last night here at the international airport (KLIA).

Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that five sports will be included in LA28: squash, cricket, flag football, lacrosse, and baseball/softball.

At the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Squash Camp delivered three of Malaysia’s six gold medals in the men’s singles, S. Sivasangari (women’s singles) and women’s team matches through Ng Aing Yeow.

However, only men’s and women’s single events will be held at LA28.

Squash’s inclusion on the list has not only pleased many stakeholders, including the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and the Squash Racket Association of Malaysia (SRAM), but also attracted the attention of national squash legend Datuk Nicole David. collected.

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