Lee Chong Wei has lost his gold medal to Lin Dan, the Chinese( the China Chinese lah!) badminton player. Many of us Malaysians out there may be disappointed with the result, but to me, I am proud of his achievement nevertheless.
While the rest of the Malaysian contingent flunk badly in this Beijing Olympic, Chong Wei did his best to secure Malaysia a medal. One medal, SILVER, I consider good enough when the others disappoint us badly. It may be not gold, but one medal in Olympic is better than nothing at all, isn’t it? After all, badminton IS our last hope in getting a medal.
I cannot imagine how it is like to be in Lee Chong Wei’s shoes( I don’t want to, cuz his shoes would stink like hell), where the hopes of all Malaysian sports fans and supporters is on his racket. Everyone is hoping a gold medal from him. Imagine the stress he went through throughout the whole game last night. While the rest of us would be feeling nervous with all the hysterical screaming and cheering of men and woman alike in the badminton court, Chong Wei did try his best to try to win the match. Sadly, after about 40 minutes, Lin Dan bombed Chong Wei with 21-12, 21-8.
I’m upset with the result, because I had hope there’ll be more fire in Chong Wei’s performance in the men’s single, but then again by the end of the day, one Silver is better than no medal in Olympic at all. Chong Wei, our last surviving hope in Beijing Olympic has brought a silver for us to be proud of. Chong Wei did battled a world champion, and Lin Dan is not an easy opponent seeing he is the world champion for two years. For those who are dissapointed in Chong Wei’s performance and muttering vulgarities because he did not bring back a gold medal, please don’t, after all, Lin Dan was not known as Super Dan for nothing. It’ll take a kryptonite shuttlecock to bring that feller down.
Cleffairy: I had hoped that one of our handsome archers would be able to bring back at least a bronze, but he had lost by 4 point, one bloody arrow. Imagine how that feller felt, loosing by one arrow.