Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican hopes Malaysians will give 100 per cent support to national athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics after announcing a three-medal target for them. Also in our news highlights today, Malaysia records 10,972 new Covid-19 cases and new SOPs for fully vaccinated individuals will be revealed after Hari Raya Aidil Adha.
National athletes bound for Tokyo get a taste of ‘the new normal’ as they prepare for the Summer Games, which is already shaping up to be a ‘different’ iteration of the world’s greatest sporting event.
Diving star Cheong Jun Hoong qualifies for the Olympics in the women’s individual 10m platform event. Also in our news round-up, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will not investigate claims of political interference in the police while Disney+ will be available in Malaysia soon.
National diver Pandelela Rinong Pamg and nine teammates are in Tokyo for the World Cup, the final qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics. It is the first overseas competition for the team since the July 2019 World Championships.
Great news for our national athletes as those involved in the Olympics can start training from June 1.