“This is our first time taking part as students from WOU in the Asean-Uni Games. We hope to do the university and nation proud by winning medals and coming out in the top three for the air rifle event,” said Muslifah, prior to leaving for the competition.
Muslifah, who only focused on the 10m air rifle category helped the team win a silver and also obtained individual fourth placing.
The girls have just finished their first semester of Bachelor of Business in Management (Hons) programme after having enrolled at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Office in mid-2008.
Their routine comprises spending some 10 hours a day training for most days of the week as part of their stint at the National Sports Centre in Bukit Jalil. They find WOU’s flexible study mode allows them to pursue their dream of higher education without intruding into their shooting.
“We travel a lot for local and international tournaments. It’s kind of easy to separate our studies at WOU and our training. As long as we have a laptop, we can follow and keep up with our studies and assignments,” said Shahera.
Muslifah has been involved in the national shooting squad for three years, but her association with shooting extends to seven years. Shahera has been participating in national shooting events for two years now.