Monday, August 11, 2008

How has Malaysia fared so far in the Olympics....

Well, frankly speaking, I think that Malaysia will only win a medal or two in this Olympics in Beijing. And the medal would come from either Malaysia's men's single's or doubles, or women single's badminton team.

On the first day, Malaysia's swimmer Lew Yih Wey, competed in the 400 m individual medley heats. Well, I think she wouldn't have qualified, because Malaysia's swimmers aren't world standard yet. She was 3rd in heat 1, clocking 4:55.83 but did not beat the national record of 4:50.52. In archery, Cheng Chu Sian, Mohd Marbawi Sulaiman and Wan Khalmizan Wan Abdul Aziz qualifified and finished third in the elemination round.

Swimmer Lew Yih Wey OUT
Archer Cheng Chu Sian, Mohd Marbawi Sulaiman and Wan Khalmizan Wan Abdul Aziz IN

On the second day, the badminton event started. The women's doubles lost (which was no surprise) to Korea's Lee Kyung-won-Lee Hyo-Jung 14-21, 19-21. Anyway, it was the first women's doubles pair to qualify the Olympics. In women's singles, Wong Mei Choo won Kerry Lee Horrington easily of South Africa, 21-4, 21-4. In swimming, Daniel Bego was number 44 out of 52 swimmers in 200m freestyle. And Khoo Cai Lin was sixth in the 400 m freesyle heats. She was way off her own national record of 4:17.86. She clocked 4:23.37 in the 400 m freestyle. Amrul Hamizan Ibrahim competed in the men's 56 kg weightlifting, but did not win.

Women Doubles - Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui OUT
Women Singles - Wong Mei Choo IN
Swimmer Daniel Bego OUT
Swimmer Khoo Cai Lin OUT

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