Monday, August 3, 2009

Rank 1 in the world

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Flag of Malaysia

Coat of arm of malaysia

Malaysia still has many to develop and achieve in every field in the world. Sometimes, even the Malaysian have an inferiority complex syndrome towards our beloved Malaysia. But, some of us Malaysian actually achieve the top of the world. Who there are? Let’s go check it out.

Nicol David

Nicol David

Nicol David probably the most well known heroin of Malaysia. She is our professional Squash Player. The Squash Queen has achieved the world no.1 women squash player (and also the first Asian to achieve the title). She captured the World Open title in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and the British Open title in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Nicol David's other notable achievements include the Asian squash championship, which she won with a record of six times (in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008). She also held a 13-month, 51-match winning streak, from March 2006 to April 2007 when she finally lost to Natalie Grinham in the final of the 2007 Seoul Open. In today's standard of professional squash, which is regarded by many as being much more competitive than what it was decades ago, having a winning streak comparable to this is an achievement not easily obtainable.

The former Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, a fellow Penangite, quipped once that David is "now more famous than me".On July 12, 2008, Nicol is among 497 people honoured in conjunction with the 70th birthday of the Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas. Nicol is among 28 people who receive the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), which carries the title "Datuk", making her the youngest person in Penang to be conferred Datukship.

The most I respect about her is her consistency. Not many athletes can actually keep their consistence like Nicol does.

Lee Chong Wei

Lee chong wei

Another person who receive the top world rank in their career is Datuk Lee Chong Wei (simplified Chinese: 李宗伟; traditional Chinese: 李宗偉; pinyin: Lǐ Zōngwěi). He is also our professional badminton player. Lee won the silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, thus becoming the first Malaysian to reach the final of the men's singles event and ending Malaysia's Olympic medal drought since the 1996 Games. This achievement also earned him the title Datuk, and a description by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak as national hero.

As a singles player, Lee was again ranked first worldwide on August 21, 2008. He is the third Malaysian men's singles shuttler after Rashid Sidek and Roslin Hashim to achieve such a ranking (since official rankings were first kept in the 1980s), and is the only Malaysian shuttler to hold the ranking for more than two weeks.

In his early life, he actually favored basketball and when he is 11 years old, he started learn badminton with his father. Later, he attracted the local badminton coach before discovered by Misbun Sidek. He joins the national squad when he was 17 years old.

Victoria Institutions

VI March band

The Victoria Institutions has made us proud after emerges victorious in World Marching Band in Modenna, Italy, in 5 july 2009. Among the other competing band are 3 from Italy, 1 from Ukraine and Netherlands respectively. The songs played in the competition are the medley song from the Puteri Gunung Ledang musical theater that has been modified to marching band version. The school manages to gain 1052 points to emerge as winner and defeat former winner Netherland who gain 1039 points.

VI Marching band also winning the competition in 2003, 2005 and 2006.


Rowan said...

Malaysia Boleh! If only the government can show the same fighting spirit as these talented individuals :)


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