THE Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) '98 Games Selection Committee met
yesterday and the only surprise was when they trimmed down the athletics
squad from 44 to 34.
The Malaysia AAU (MAAU) had included the names of 23 athletes who did
not meet the qualifying mark by the OCM and 13 of them were dropped.
The OCM commitee decided on the final list for six sports yesterday
while the names for shooting and team sports will be decided today.
"Ten of the selected athletes did not meet the qualifying mark but we
took into consideration their need for exposure in a world class event,"
said OCM secretary Sieh Kok Chi.
ATHLETICS - Men's 100m: Watson Nyambek, Hamberi Mahat, Azmi Ibrahim;
200m: R. ganeswaran, Nazmizam Hohamed, Tan Kok Lim; 400m: Romzi Bakar,
Yazid Parlan, D. nadarajan; 800m: R. Nandakumar, V. Subramaniam; 1,500m:
A. Munusamy; 5,000m: M. ramachandran; 10,000m: Ramachandran; 110m hurdles:
Nur Herman Majid; 3,000m steeplechase: N. Shanmuganathan; High Jump: Loo
Kum Zee; Long Jump: Zaki Sadri, Chai Song Lip; Triple Jump: Zaki, Chai;
Javelin: Yazid Imran; 20km walks: Narinder Singh, Teoh Boon Lim,
Shahrulhaizy Rahman; 50km walks: B. Thirukumaran, G. Saravanan, K.
4x100m: Watson, Hamberi, Ganeswaran, Tan, Azmi; 4x400m: Romzi, Yazid,
Nadarajan, Saiful Zainal, Subramaniam, Nandakumar.
Women's 100m: G. Shanti; 200m: Shanti; 400m: N. Manimagalay, K.
Soloseeni, P. Kuganeswari; 800m: Soloseeni, Manimagalay; 10km walks: Yuan
Yu Fang, Annastasia Karen Raj, Cheng Tong Lean; 4x400m: Shanti,
Manimagalay, Soloseeni, S. Rathimalar, P. Kuganeswari.
WEIGHTLIFTING - 56kg: Matin Guntali, Rahman Ahmad; 62kg: Kamaruzaman
Jusan; 69kg: Mohamed Hidayat, Rosdi Ngah; 77kg: Rozlimand Haron; 85kg:
Edmond Yeo; 105kg: Che Azrol.
GYMNASTICS - rhythmic: Thye Chee Kiat, Carolyn Au, El Regina Tajudin,
Sarina Sundarajah; artistic (men): Loke Yik Siang, Onn Kwang Tung, Heng
Wah Jing, Zulkarnain Majid, Ahmad Akramin; Women: Au Li Yen, Ernadia
Os'hara, Chang Siew Ting, Lim Wai Chi, K. Kavita.
BOXING - 48kg: Sapok Biki; 51kg: Rakib Ahmad; 54kg: Adnan Yusoh; 60kg:
SWIMMING - Men: Lim Keng Liat (100m, 200m backstroke; 200m butterfly),
Anthong Ang (100m butterfly), Die Ung (1,500m, 400m, 200m freestyle), Wan
Azlan (200m, 400m im), Allan Ong (100m, 50m freestyle).
Women: Teo Mui Nyee (800, 400, 200 freestyle), Ho Hsu Ee (50m freestyle,
100m butterfly), Sia Wai Yen (200m, 400m IM; 200m butterfly), Chew Lee San
(100m, 200m backstroke), Tay Li Leng (100m, 200m backstroke).
DIVING - 1m springboard: Farah Begum, Ennydia Re; 3m springboard: Farah,
Ennydia; Platform: Wan Nur Sapiah.
SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: Jacquelyn Chan, Hazrina Sofian, Suzanna Bujang.
CYCLING - 4km team pursuit: Wong Ah Tiam, Haris Fadzillah, Mohamed
Hardi, Faizul Izuan, Lee Robert, Syed Hussaini; Road race: M. Kumaresan,
Tsen Seong Hoong, Nor Effandy Rosli, Mohamed Mahazir, Musairi Musa,
Suhaimi Keton; 200m sprint: Rosman Alwi; 1,000m individual time trial:
Jamil Kadiron; 400m individual point race: Kumaresan.