Thursday, 26 July 2012

Athletes told to water up as the sun strikes back

LONDON: The Malaysian athletes have been told to water up as the sun hit England with a vengeance after being missing for most of the summer.

After two days of soaring temperatures, with a high of 30 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, there is concern over the effect on the athletes.

The National Sports Institute (NSI) medical unit have decided to keep a closer watch on the athletes to ensure they take ample water.

The weather had been wet and chilly until the sun finally turned up this week and the weatherman has promised hot days ahead during the Games.

NSI chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz, who is in charge of the Malaysian contingent’s medical unit, said there were no major concerns other than to see that the athletes adjusted to prevailing conditions.

“We knew the weather would be unpredictable. Rain could still hit London during the Games so we will do whatever is necessary to keep the athletes healthy,” he said.

“They are all in fine shape at the moment and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays that way.”


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