The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) president Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said the union has a target of four gold medals to bring home, but believes that the number will be more. File pix by KHAIRUNISAH LOKMAN.

GURUN: The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) is confident that it will be among the top medal contributors for Malaysia in the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games 2017.

ASUM president Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said the union has a target of four gold medals to bring home, but believes that the number will be more.

He said Malaysia would participate in 13 aquatic events at the games from Aug 15 to 30.

“I am not putting any pressure on our athletes but I believe that we could produce more medals and help the country to achieve it target of 111 medals.

“Besides diving and swimming, we have athletes in open water swimming, water polo and also synchronised events,” he said after opening the Jerai Umno division meeting here today.

Shahidan expressed his confidence that Malaysian aquatic athletes would shine in this 29th edition of the Games, which will see a total of 93 aquatic athletes from 11 regional nations taking part in the games.

Three years ago, in the 2015 Singapore Sea Games, Malaysia garnered eight gold medals.

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