Malaysian sprinter Siti Zubaidah skips Delhi Games

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep 26: The long list of athletes pulling out of the Commonwealth Games made one thing clear that the event will be more remembered for the absence of the stars. The new addition to the growing list is Malaysian sprinter Siti Zubaidah Adabi.

Siti Zubaidah Adabi announced her withdrawal from the Delhi Games on Sunday, Sep 26 citing poor form. She is the first Malaysian athlete to pull out of the crisis-hit event. She decided to move out after failing to clock a good timing in the Armed Force meet in Ipoh.

"She could not not clock a good time in the Armed Force meet because she had just recovered from a right heel injury," said Malaysian coach Harun Rasheed.

As a member of the 4x100m relay team qualified for Asian Games in Nov 2010 in China, she was asked to skip CWG to focus for Chinese mega event.

"I was looking forward to my debut in the CWG but it was just unlucky that I injured my heel and could not train for few weeks. Despite recovering from the injury, I failed to impress coach Harun in the Armed Forces meet and he advise me to skip the Games in New Delhi," said Siti.

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