Malaysia’s Triathlon team will be represented by new talents at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, with 17-year-old Chong Xian Hao and 26-year-old Serena Yang.
“It will be a tough challenge for Xian Hao and Serena, especially since they are going up against the Europeans, Australians and the Kiwis, who are professional triathletes. The target for us is to do better than our Asian neighbours and hopefully make the top 20,” said team manager Andy Yeo.
The Triathlon event at the Games will feature the sprint category (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) instead of the standard triathlon distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run). Additionally the lapping rule, which means triathletes who are lapped by the frontrunners are eliminated, is also removed.