06 August 2012

Lee Chong Wei,we are proud of you...

It was a disappointed nation who watched China's Lin Dan deliver the final killing shot to beat Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei for the Olympics badminton gold medal.

But sad though Malaysians were, few were angry with the 29-year-old Chong Wei because it was clear he tried his best. However, Lin Dan was in top form, using his superior height, strength and thunderbolt smashes to win in 3 sets 15-21. 21-10 and 21-19.

For Chong Wei, this is his second Olympics silver. He had also lost to Lin Dan in the finals of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

As Malaysians began trooping home from the 'Mamak' shops that dot the nation and other food outlets that had TV screens showing the live telecast, politicians from both sides of the divide began broadcasting on social media networks their sympathies to Chong Wei, whom they agreed had fought a brave fight.

Rosmah - Good luck girl or Bad luck girl?

As for Rosmah Mansor, the Prime Minister's wife who controversially flew over to London the night before to cheer on Chong Wei, many political watchers could not help but wonder - was it her fault that Chong Wei lost?

Did she add to the already pressure cooker-like atmosphere in the Malaysian badminton camp?

In all fairness, that may be unlikely given that Chong Wei is a seasoned professional used to intense international competition.

However, even if Chong Wei had won, Rosmah would still face a grilling when she returns from London. After all, her trip was deemed unnecessary and the costs for it should not be passed onto taxpayers.

"If it had been at her own expense, then that's up to her as long as she didn't add to Chong Wei's stress. If it was on public money and given the historical records of her habits of being a 'free-loader', she should be more circumspect," PAS MP for Kuala Selangor Dzulkefly Ahmad told Malaysia Chronicle.

"Tough times are ahead for us all with the global slowdown in swing and Rosmah as the PM's wife should set a more responsible example at a time when we should be advising folks to go easy on luxuries and the unnecessary."

Other comments from leaders on Twitter are appended below...

Nurul Izzah Anwar, PKR MP for Lembah Pantai
Terima kasih Lee Chong Wei kerana memberikan saingan yang hebat! Walau tewas, anda tetap juara kami rakyat Malaysia. (Thank you Lee Chong Wei for giving an excellent fight. Even though the game was lost, you are still our champion)

Ambiga Sreenevasan, Bersih co-chairman
My heart goes out to our fellow Malaysian who fought so hard @Lee_C_Wei. Yet he has every reason to be proud! We are proud!

Anwar Ibrahim, Opposition Leader
LCW lost - we were v close to win our first gold medal. Safe journey home

Najib Razak, Prime Minister
.@Lee_C_Wei gave his best tonight against Lin Dan. All Malaysians are very proud of you!

Khairy Jamaluddin, Umno MP for Rembau
Really hurts bad when we lose narrowly. Because we thought just maybe this time. Just maybe...Damn proud of you, Lee Chong Wei. Malaysia's pride. Congratulations to China and Lin Dan. So close. Too close.

Elizabeth Wong, PKR assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan
Good game LCW. You did your best and that's what matters most.
"Padah org sombong, muahahaha!" said the RTM commentator on LD. Haha! - Malaysia Chronicle

Chong Wei gagal dalam kutip emas...

Lee Chong Wei memenangi pingat perak buat Malaysia setelah tewas 21-15, 10-21 dan 19-21 di tangan pemain China, Lin Dan dalam perlawanan akhir perseorangan badminton lelaki Olimpik 2012 di London sebentar tadi.

Ini merupakan pingat peraknya yang kedua setelah tewas kepada Lin Dan dalam acara sama di Sukan Olimpik Beijing, empat tahun lepas.

Chong Wei menang set pertama, yang menyaksikan pertemuan yang ke-30 antara dua jaguh ini, 21-15 dalam 26 minit.

Beliau beraksi pada Sukan Olimpik 2012 London sebagai pilihan pertama dan membawa harapan negara untuk membawa emas

Chong Wei kalah dalam set kedua 10-21 dalam 20 minit dan disusuli set ketiga 21-19.
-sinar harian

Walaupun dengan sunyuman mengancam dari Bik Mama, namun, Chong Wei tetap kecundang....

Sorry guys!!! no free ice-cream from Baskin-Robbins...

'Free ice-cream if Malaysia gets gold'
If Malaysia wins her first-ever gold at the London 2012 Olympics, Baskin-Robbins, in supporting Media Prima Bhd's "Dream of Gold" initiative, will give out free ice-cream nationwide.

The ice-creams will be available on Aug 8 at all 61 Baskin-Robbins outlets nationwide (excluding two kiosks at Pantai Hospital in Bangsar and Genting Theme Park) from 8 pm till 10 pm.

Every Malaysian is entitled to one scoop of the ice-cream. Now, kita menjilat jari saja le...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kalau Rosmah tak pergi ke London,mungkin Chong Wei boleh menang.

Dengan adanya Rosmah, Chong Wei bertambah tension!!!!