PREVIOUS PARTICIPATION IN ASIAN GAMES
has been participating in the Asian Games since 1958. The 3rd Asian
Games held in Tokyo, Japan in 1958 was the starting point for our
involvement in the Asian Games. The subsequent participation soon
follow with the 4th Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia from
24 August to 4 September, 1962 onwards until the coming 13th Asian
Games to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 6 to 20 December, 1998.
last Asian Games, which is 13th Asian Games in Bangkok,
Thailand, the Olympic Council of Malaysia had send about 210 athletes
and officials to take part in 18 of the 34 sports at the XIIIth
Asian Games in Bangkok on December 6 – 20, 1998. Their participation
is expected to cost the OCM more than RM 800,000.
against Asian powerhouses China, Japan, South Korea, the Central
Asian republics and the stronger Arab countries, Malaysia has set
a modest target of four gold medals, the same number that we won
at the last Asian Games in Hiroshima in 1994.
of a better than Hiroshima performance by the Malaysians are based
on the 10 gold medals that they won at the recent Commonwealth Games.
All the gold medallists are going to the Asian Games.
Dr Zakaria Ahmad, head of the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation, is
the Chef de Mission, and Nominshah Sabirin, president of the Malaysian
Netball Association, is the deputy.
composition of the 18 teams selected for the Bangkok Games are:-
Badminton (19), Billiards and Snooker (11), Tenpin Bowling (16),
Boxing (7), Cycling (5), Equestrian (14), Rhythmic Gymnastics (5),
Hockey (20), Karate-Do (11), Sepaktakraw (18), Shooting (10), Squash
(6), Swimming (4), Taekwondo (6), Weightlifting (4), Wushu (5),
and Yachting (5).
and secretariat staff’s, including contingent leaders, total 18.