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FREE Baskin-Robbins ICE-CREAM FOR ALL! Go grab it tonight!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 2,625 views

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS HERE! RAIN OR SHINE: FREE ICE-CREAM FOR ALL! In honour of our athletes for their determination and passion, Impian Emas Negara Media Prima Berhad & Baskin-Robbins Malaysia wants to reward all Malaysians with FREE Baskin-Robbins ice-cream!

It’s time to come together as ONE and taste the sweet success! Wednesday, 8 August 2012 from 8.00pm till 10.00 p.m at all 61 Baskin-Robbins outlets nationwide (excluding two kiosks at Pantai Hospital, Bangsar and Genting Theme Park)

Go queue up early to avoid disappointment! :)

FREE Baskin-Robbins ICE-CREAM FOR ALL Despite Datuk Lee Chong Wei's Loss

FREE Baskin-Robbins ICE-CREAM FOR ALL Despite Datuk Lee Chong Wei's Loss

Free Baskin Robbins Ice Cream for Msians Today

Free Baskin Robbins Ice Cream for Msians Today

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia may not have secured any gold medals yet at the London 2012 Olympics. But Media Prima Berhad and Baskin Robbins have decided that a little cheer is needed to lift the spirits, which will come in the form of free ice cream for all Malaysians.

The initiative, dubbed Impian Emas Negara, will see free ice cream distributed to Malaysians at all 61 Baskin Robbins outlets nationwide (excluding two kiosks at Pantai Hospital, Bangsar and Genting Theme Park).

Malaysians can redeem their ice cream from 8pm till 10pm today. Early birds will also be given exclusive vouchers offering exclusive deals.

Each person is entitled to a single scoop and can choose from any of the chain’s famous 31 flavours.

Initially, the campaign, launched in May, had pledged to only provide free ice cream if a Malaysian athlete clinched an Olympic gold medal.

However, Ahmad Izham Omar, chief operating officer, TV networks and chief executive officer of Primeworls Studios, Media Prima Berhad, said the companies were touched by the deep level of commitment showed by Malaysian athletes at the Games.

“It was such an amazing experience for us Malaysians to witness our athletes compete superbly in the world’s most prestigious sports event.

“We felt, after seeing their high-level display of commitment and sportsmanship, that there is no reason for us to not go ahead with the free ice-cream giveaway for all Malaysians. We should all celebrate our heroes who have helped the country achieve international glory and in the process, united us all,” said Izham.

Echoing Izham’s sentiment, Cheah See Yeong, president of Golden Scoop Sdn Bhd, Baskin Robbins’ partner in Malaysia, said the company looked forward to welcoming Malaysians to its outlets today.

Free Baskin Robbins Ice Cream for Msians Today

“We invite all Malaysians to come celebrate the nation’s pride at all Baskin-Robbins outlets nationwide today. Not only that, early birds who turn up at our event will also be given exclusive vouchers offering the sweetest deals.

“Customers may choose from any of our 31 flavours available in stores. I think the best picks that symbolise this significant event are our Gold Medal Ribbon and World Class Chocolate,” quipped Cheah.

Cheah believed this was also a great way to thank Malaysians who had made a difference through their relentless support for the Malaysian contingent.

Malaysians had thrown their support behind its athletes at the Olympic Games, with support reaching fever pitch level as badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei took on China’s Lin Dan in an epic men’s singles final on Sunday.

Chong Wei’s gallant battle, after returning from injury and stretching the Chinese world champion to three sets, captured the hearts of Malaysians who were touched by his emotional display after losing the final.

Chong Wei returned to home soil yesterday to a hero’s welcome at the KL International Airport, where scores of fans greeted his arrival with cheers .

This morning, national sprint cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang made it to the final of the keirin event, but finished sixth.

The 24-year-old, fondly known as the Pocket Rocketman, went toe to toe with the top riders but was eventually beaten in the sprint to the finish line. The gold was won by Chris Hoy of Great Britain.

Source : MalaysianDigest

FREE Baskin-Robbins ICE-CREAM FOR ALL Despite Datuk Lee Chong Wei's Loss

Baskin Robbins: Free Ice-Cream Deal Still on Despite Chong Wei’s Loss

Baskin Robbins: Free Ice-Cream Deal Still on Despite Chong Wei's Loss

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Lee Chong Wei may have lost the Olympic men’s badminton final, but the Malaysian public’s dream of scoring free ice-cream is still alive.

Baskin Robbins has clarified that its “free ice-cream for all Malaysians” pledge was not only limited to whether Chong Wei grabs the gold medal in badminton.

A Baskin Robbins’ spokesman said people had assumed that the freebie was being offered only if the national shuttler bagged the gold medal.

“The message sent out was that, if any Malaysian athlete were to return from the Olympics with a gold medal, then we (Baskin Robbins) will be giving out Baskin Robbins ice-cream to Malaysians nationwide,” said a company representative.

“The ice-cream will be distributed on August 8. Lee Chong Wei may not have brought back Malaysia’s first-ever Olympics gold medal but we still have high hopes for the remaining Malaysian athletes and this is just one way of showing our support,” she said.

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To celebrate Malaysia’s first Olympics gold medal and to cheer on the Olympics’ heroes, Baskin Robbins had collaborated with Media Prima Bhd’s “Dream of Gold” initiative by pledging to treat Malaysians nationwide with free ice-cream.

Every Malaysian is entitled to one scoop of the ice-cream that would be available on August 8 from 8pm til 10pm at 61 participating Baskin Robbins outlets, excluding kiosks at Pantai Hospital in Bangsar and the Genting Theme Park.

This will also be the first time Baskin Robbins is initiating a mass ice-cream giveaway in Malaysia to commemorate a potentially historic moment of winning a gold medal for Malaysia.

The ice cream pledge by Baskin Robbins and Media Prima had grabbed the attention of Malaysians, with many taking to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to express their views on the subject.

Many had jokingly lamented Chong Wei’s loss as a “missed opportunity” for free ice-cream, while others had stressed that a gold medal for by any athlete is the biggest reward any Malaysian could wish for.

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The nation’s Olympic hopes are kept alive in the form of divers such as Pandelela Rinong, Bryan Lomas, Yeoh Ken Nee, Traisy Vivien Tukiet; open water swimmer Heidi Gan; as well as cyclists Azizulhasni Awang.

Azizulhasni is tipped to be Malaysia’s next best bet for a medal in his pet event, the keirin.

Pandelela is expected to face a tough fight from the established Chinese divers.

Meanwhile, Baskin Robbins’ bold move had also sparked a response from other corporate players. Nando’s had posted a poster on their Facebook page in support of Chong Wei’s brave performance in the men’s final.

“We don’t accept your apology, Datuk Lee Chong Wei. Because you did bring Malaysians a golden moment,” Nando’s proclaimed on their Facebook page.

Malaysians immediately embraced the concept, with many offering messages of support for Chong Wei on the restaurant’s FB wall. Some however, joked that perhaps Nando’s should offer free flame-grilled chicken at their restaurant as well.

Source : MalaysianDigest

Welcome back to Malaysia – Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 2,684 views

Welcome back to Malaysia – Datuk Lee Chong Wei! You deserved to rest well and keep fighting! We Love You!


Welcome home Datuk Lee Chong Wei

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!


Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei!

Welcome back to Malaysia - Datuk Lee Chong Wei! Lee Chong Wei's Silver Medal London 2012 Olympic

Lee Chong Wei's Silver Medal London 2012 Olympic

Lee Chong Wei's Silver Medal London 2012 Olympic

Picture Source : Facebook

Free Nasi Kandar Cheer For Lee Chong Wei @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar @ SS2 Outlet

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 3,466 views

Despite Datuk Lee Chong Wei getting Silver Medal in London 2012 Olympic, all the Malaysian and fans all over the world still very proud of him and supporting him!

Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar @ SS2 outlet, still giving out free meal plus a cordial drink.

It was not just a free meal enjoyed by the thousands Chong Wei‘s supporter who flocked to Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar @ SS2 but a way to celebrate national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei‘s superb performance at the London 2012 Olympics during the Badminton Finals against Lin Dan!

Are you one of the supporter who queued up at Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar? :)

Free Nasi Kandar Cheer For Lee Chong Wei @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar

Free Nasi Kandar Cheer For Lee Chong Wei @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar

Free Nasi Kandar Cheer For Lee Chong Wei @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar

Free Nasi Kandar Cheer For Lee Chong Wei @ Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar

Picture Source : Facebook.com

Free nasi kandar still on the menu

PETALING JAYA: A free meal is still on the menu at Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar for Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s success in clinching a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics badminton tournament.

Restaurateur Burhan Mohamed said he was still providing the free meal from 7pm to 10pm today at its SS2 outlet here because Chong Wei had made Malaysia proud.

He is still our hero. He is still our champion,” said the managing director of the restaurant chain yesterday.

There is no shame in getting an Olympic silver. He has done his best. I am going ahead with the free meal for my customers as a mark of respect and admiration for Lee Chong Wei.”

Customers would be treated to a set meal plus a cordial drink.

Earlier, the restaurant pledged to give free dinner to patrons at its outlet here if Chong Wei won the gold medal.

Burhan added that he felt that all Malaysians shared the same sentiment as he did.

Source : TheStar

Fans celebrate Chong Wei’s grit with free nasi kandar meal

PETALING JAYA: It was not just a free meal enjoyed by the thousands who flocked to Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar but a way to celebrate national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei‘s brilliant performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

The delicious dinner set, promised by owner Burhan Mohamed, was a smash hit with people queuing up around the block for the steaming nasi briyani, ayam rendang, egg and an orange cordial drink.

Burhan said he had prepared dinner for 5,000 people.

“I think Chong Wei really did his best and he is still our hero,”
he said, adding that all his outlets were packed as customers watched the match on Sunday night.

Worth the wait: People waiting patiently to have dinner at the Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar outlet in SS2, Petaling Jaya
Worth the wait: People waiting patiently to have dinner at the Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar outlet in SS2, Petaling Jaya.

Lee had lost the fight for the Olympics gold medal against China’s Lin Dan.

Although Burhan had announced last week that he would host a free dinner for fans if Lee bagged the gold, he changed his mind after being wowed by Lee’s gritty performance despite suffering an ankle injury in May.

One of those who enjoyed the complimentary meal yesterday was Wan Nurfatin Megat. The 23-year-old said she had sent numerous encouraging Twitter messages to Lee.

“I told him that he had done his best, not to be sad and that we are really proud of him. He is number one to us,” she said, praising Burhan for his decision to celebrate Lee’s silver win with the free dinner.

Choo Jian Tatt, 18, said Lee was “amazing” because despite having to take painkillers for his injury, he had still performed well.

“For a guy who is not 100% fit, to be able to go against Super Dan‘ (Lin Dan’s nickname) like that, it was amazing,” said the fan.

S. Thiru, 43, said it was an even match, adding that Lee had played “a very good game”.

“And to bring all Malaysians together for the game, that is very good,” he said.

Earlier in Kuala Lumpur, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai commended Lee on his performance.

“He is a hero to Malaysians as he has brought the country to a higher level and we are very proud of him,” he said after launching the “Promise Me 2012” campaign by the Truly Loving Company Sdn Bhd here yesterday.

Source : TheStar

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic – You have done you best and we are proud of you!

Monday, August 6th, 2012 5,057 views

DATO LEE CHONG WEI 拿督李宗偉

D.O.B: Oct 21, 1982

HOMETOWN: Bukit Mertajam

WORLD RANKING: 2

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Beijing Olympics silver medallist, 2011 World Championships runner-up, 2010 Asian Games runner-up, All-England champion twice, Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

LIN DAN 林丹

D.O.B: Oct 14, 1983

HOMETOWN: Longyan, Fujian

WORLD RANKING: 1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Beijing Olympics gold medallist, four-time world champion, Asian Games gold medallist (individual once and team twice), Thomas Cup (five times), Sudirman Cup (four times), All-England (five times).

Dato Lee Chong Wei 拿督李宗偉 vs Lin Dan 林丹

Dato Lee Chong Wei 拿督李宗偉 lost to Lin Dan 林丹 yet again @ London 2012 Olympic after 4 years from Beijing 2002 Olympic.

This time he was well prepared and showed better skill and fighting spirit but yet it’s so close to get the 1st ever gold for Malaysia in Olympic.

We know you tried your best and we are proud of you! You are our hero!

LIVE SCREENING PARTY organized by Samsung to watch the Olympics Badminton Finals (Dato Lee Chong Wei 拿督李宗偉 vs Lin Dan 林丹) @ Laundry Bar

Went to a LIVE SCREENING PARTY organized by Samsung to watch the Olympics Badminton Finals (Dato Lee Chong Wei 拿督李宗偉 vs Lin Dan 林丹) @ Laundry Bar, The Curve.

It’s so happening and all the crowd shouting and supporting Dato Lee Chong Wei. It’s a different way of watching Live Badminton match. The environment was so good and all the crowd cheering for Dato Lee when he scored against Lin Dan! It’s way better than watching it alone at home. You will feel as if you were physically there supporting Lee Chong Wei.

I'm supporting Malaysia! Supporting Lee Chong Wei! #teammalaysia

I’m supporting Malaysia! Supporting Lee Chong Wei! #teammalaysia

We are a little disappointed because it’s just a few points again to get the Gold! Even you couldn’t get gold, all the Malaysian still supporting you and please don’t put the blame on yourself.

In celebration of Dato’ Lee Chong Wei’s inspiring sportsmanship, “Samsung Malaysia Electronics” announced that it will be offering a 10% discount for the Samsung GALAXY S III on Wednesday, August 8.

The one-day promotion is limited to one unit purchase of Samsung GALAXY S III per customer and is only available at 35 Samsung Elite Partner (SEP) brand shops nationwide. For location details of Samsung Elite Partner (SEP) brand shops, please visit www.samsung.com/my


[youtube video] : 李宗伟奥运决赛后受访:这是命数,拿不到还是要去拿 (Lee Chong Wei’s interview after the Men’s Finals @ London 2012 Olympic)


[youtube video] : 2012 London Olympics Badminton:林丹 幸运夺冠与李宗伟是朋友 期待8月相聚 (Lin Dan’s interview after the Men’s Finals @ London 2012 Olympic)

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic

因为你,马来西亚国旗首度在伦敦奥运会升起。
因为你,马来西亚拿下了第一面伦敦奥运会银牌。
因为你,马来西亚人民不分种族为你打气加油.
因为你,马来西亚人民感到骄傲。

Dato李宗伟,谢谢你的付出与努力,你永远是我们的世界第一!

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic - You have done you best and we are proud of you!

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic - You have done you best and we are proud of you!

李宗伟,你是最棒的!他心情很低落,大家给他加加油吧~!ツ

Lee Chong Wei, you are the Best!
He is so sad and down right now, please give him some support..

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic - You have done you best and we are proud of you!

败者为王!李宗伟仍是英雄 请别说他千年老二

2012年伦敦奥运会羽毛球男子单打决赛硝烟散尽,带伤出场的大马一哥李宗伟1比2遭逆转惜败林丹,连续两届奥运会屈居亚军,而在决胜局他还一度19比18领先。李宗伟一次次受命运嘲弄,一次次努力悲情收场,但他与林丹一样的传奇,一样的伟大,没有人能抹杀他的努力和成绩。

大马一哥李宗伟的羽球生涯充满传奇,他17岁就被丹麦天王弗罗斯特的慧眼相中,中间求教中国教头李矛,还在大马名宿米士本兄弟麾下学习过技艺,李宗伟早在2003年就赢得大马赛冠军,那时候他才19岁。李宗伟用自己的天赋和勤奋征服了马来西亚,成为马来西亚第一体育明星,要知道作为华裔选手,能够在马来人为主导的国家赢得这样显赫的声誉,并不容易。

李宗伟职业生涯赢得国际比赛42个冠军,23个亚军,除了中国的林丹,没有人能取得这样辉煌的战绩。大马一哥自从北京奥运会之后,曾四年高居世界排名第一,这也是对他长期稳定表现的肯定。李宗伟在大马赛缔造7年6冠传奇,在总决赛曾实现三连冠伟业,全英赛要不是决赛受伤中途退赛,也有机会谱写三连冠传奇。

李宗伟从纯粹技术角度讲不比林丹差一毫米,逼真的假动作、魔幻的控制力、灵动的弹簧腿、细腻的手上感觉……都令人叹为观止。如果说以前心理相对脆弱,但现在他已经足够坚强,2012年韩国赛他大逆转林丹,2011年世锦赛鏖战三局抢到冠军点差一点击败林丹;2012年奥运会又是决胜局领先一度把林丹推到悬崖边。

2008年北京奥运会、2010年广州亚运会决赛李宗伟惨败林丹,这个时候媒体的瑜亮之叹倒也恰切,但李宗伟一直在进步,2011年世锦赛决赛、2012年伦敦奥运决赛他与林丹共同缔造了跌宕起伏的史诗大战,这样的对决根本没有失败者。命运再一次嘲弄了李宗伟,但李宗伟依旧是个强者。

林丹说感谢李宗伟这个伟大对手,这是发自内心的由衷感谢,正是因为李宗伟,林丹才会保持前进的动力。李宗伟曾经出了一本自传,叫做《败者为王》,这位一次次在大赛决赛输给林丹的人,其实内心无比坚韧,他全英赛受伤后一直没有康复,奥运前只是脚肿着训练了短短两个星期,能够站在赛场上已经是一种胜利。

真心希望李宗伟能够再坚持四年,继续追寻自己的奥运梦想,2016里约奥运再次出马,其实倒不是为了那块金牌,而在于锲而不舍的勇气。李宗伟也许运气的确差了一些,但悲情难掩伟大,遗憾难掩不屈。

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic

李宗伟“银”了.在我们心里始“宗伟”大

雪糕没了我们可以自己买…
假日泡汤了我们就辛苦一点..
金牌没了我们还有你…
只要你还在….我们还是赢的 !!!!
你已经尽力了…不要太过自责.. ♥

虽然你不是冠军..
但你已经是我们心中的冠军了 !!
在我们心中你永远是我们的英雄..!!!
我们的冠军… 我们的骄傲 !!!
李宗伟!!! 我们以你为荣 !!!!! ♥

Baskin Robbins Bye! - Lee Chong Wei Lost to Lin Dan in London 2012 Olympics - FREE Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

看到這個…我笑了….

如果因為我們post這一張圖你們不高興了,那麼我們深感抱歉。這一張圖不是我們製作,我們只是轉發。
但是我們想說:
比賽只是一個過程,我們沒有人希望看到李宗偉輸,更沒有人特別稀罕得到免費的雪糕,就算得到也只是一份bonus。
比賽結束了,但是生活還是得繼續。雖然比賽輸了,但是看到了這一張圖,我笑了…笑了不是因為諷刺,而是因為這張圖實實在在的寫出了FB裡面很多人都心聲!
很多人可以不認同,但是也不能否認,它很中肯。

No Free Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

李宗伟为了名誉而奋战…
你要雪糕的可以自己去买..
你要假期的可以自己申请/偷懒…

如果他的努力只能换取你一天的假期 + 一杯雪糕…
那么…
这个人输了也不会伤心得流下了男儿泪… ♥

No holiday, if want holiday go apply leave but there’s holiday for Selangor ppl! No Free Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. Go buy yourself k! Stop complaining!

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ London 2012 Olympic - You have done you best and we are proud of you!

We may hv lost but Malaysia & LCW can hold our heads up high. Congrats on the silver medal Dato. U did us proud!

林丹曾说过 : “请你们体谅李宗伟,他背负的压力比我大得多了。即使我输了,我还有整个中国支撑我,中国的双打还是可以为国取得胜利,但李宗伟不一样,若输了就没了,全部的压力都变成了对他付出的质疑,不是所有人都能明白他在背后的坚持。

Dato Lee Chong Wei Tweeted I'm Sorry

Dato Lee Chong Wei Tweeted I’m Sorry in his twitter handler account.

Dato Lee Chong Wei Tweeted I'm Sorry

Pls don’t be sorry. You have given the best in the games! You made us proud! No one should blame you on that. #ThankYouChongWei

林丹给李宗伟的一番话 Words from Lin Dan to Lee Chong Wei

林丹给李宗伟的一番话:

“感谢李宗伟了,感谢这个伟大的对手,感谢十年的相伴——没有李宗伟的伟大,就没有林丹的伟大;没有李宗伟的执着,就没有林丹的升华。李宗伟与自己的奥运第一金擦肩而过,但是他没有失败。”

Thank you very much, Lee Chong Wei, Thank you for being such a noble and worthy opponent, and thank you for 10 years of companionship — without Lee Chong Wei’s worthiness, there will not be any Lin Dan’s worthiness; without Lee Chong Wei’s persistence and perseverance, there will not be any progression for Lin Dan. Lee Chong Wei missed his first Gold Medal, but he didn’t fail. We felt for his cries.

李宗偉與黃妙珠這對大馬羽壇情侶破鏡重圓,在奧運決戰前夕一同現身倫敦街頭。

Now you should look forward to your weeding with our badminton legend Wong Mew Choo 黃妙珠! Congrats and happy marriage!

Gallant Chong Wei forced to settle for silver by Lin Dan

Gallant Chong Wei forced to settle for silver by Lin Dan

LONDON: Datuk Lee Chong Wei’s Olympics gold medal hopes have once again been dashed by China’s Lin Dan.

The Malaysian ace put up a brave fight but lost 21-15, 10-21, 19-21 to his arch nemesis in the men’s singles badminton final of the London Olympics at the Wembley Arena here on Sunday.

The first set was a close contest with neither player being able to pull ahead, with the score at 3-2, 5-5, and 9-8 before Chong Wei went into the first set breather 11-8 ahead.

The Malaysian then led 13-10, 16-11, and pulled ahead 19-13. Lin Dan, however, was not about to give in. He narrowed the score to 19-15 before Chong Wei sealed the set 21-15 in 26 minutes.

Chong Wei, however, was always on the back foot in the second set. Lin Dan was 11-7 ahead half way through the set before racing ahead 17-8 and 19-10 before winning 21-10 in 20 minutes to force the rubber.

The decider was a nail-biting affair. Both players gave it their all and the score line showed how evenly matched they were. Both were tied at 3-3, 5-5, 8-8 and 9-9 before Lin Dan went ahead 11-9 after 14 minutes.

It was again very close after that with Chong Wei clawing back to lead at 14-13 before Lin Dan drew level at 15-15.

Chong Wei then went ahead 17-16 and 19-18 before the Chinese ace drew level at 19-19. But this was as far as the Malaysian would go as Lin Dan sealed victory at 21-19 in 28 minutes.

This is the second time Chong Wei has lost to Lin Dan in the clash for the Olympics gold medal. In the men’s singles final in the 2008 Beijing Games, Chong Wei lost 12-21, 8-21 to the Chinese ace.

Chong Wei said he had tried his best against Lin Dan. “I tried really hard and to come this far after two and half months of lay-off is good. I was better than when I played in Beijing or the World Championships. But it seems that I am destined to play bridesmaid again. “I am sorry for not getting the gold for Malaysia,” he said. Lin Dan said that it was a lot harder winning this time around. “A lot of sacrifice and work has gone in the last four years. And today I have achieved it. Chong Wei is a worthy opponent and I have a lot of respect for him,” he added.

Source : TheStar

李宗偉再次“銀”恨

大馬一哥李宗偉在決賽不敵中國宿敵林丹,再次“銀”恨奧運,難忍悲傷流下男兒淚。

中國羽球天王林丹險勝李宗偉並摘下金牌,成為奧運史上首位成功衛冕的羽球選手。

英國‧倫敦5日訊)大馬贏得史上第一枚奧運會金牌的夢想破滅!大馬一哥李宗偉在倫敦奧運會再次“銀”恨!
在星期日上演的倫敦奧運會羽球男單決賽,目前羽壇兩位最佳男單球員──李宗偉與中國“超級丹”林丹展開天王巔峰對決,最終仍然由林丹笑到最後,他以15比21、21比10、21比19逆轉李宗偉奪得金牌。

林丹也憑此勝利,成為歷史上第一個衛冕奧運男單冠軍的選手,這也是中國在本屆奧運會的第26枚金牌。
隨著這場林李大戰結束,奧運會“左林右李”巔峰對決,正式劃下完結篇。

4年後一哥再成失意人
李宗偉未能報回2008年北京奧運會決賽落敗之仇,再度成為失意人,連續兩屆奧運會屈居亞軍,也無緣創造大馬史上奪金第一人。
經歷2008年北京奧運會的洗禮,李宗偉在本場比賽脫胎換骨,不再像之前緊張得臉色蒼白,反而表現神勇,並憑藉凶狠的進攻讓林丹措手不及,第一局比賽,李宗偉率先以21比15先下一城,一度讓大馬國人看到奪金希望。

但已奪得所有大賽冠軍的全滿貫林丹,天生有不負輸的霸氣,他在次局給於李宗偉回擊,並很快拉開比分,宗偉無力追趕,被林丹以21比10扳回一局。

決勝局戰情激烈
第三局比賽,雙方開始小心應戰,比分從1比1、2比2至5比5緊咬比分,此時,宗偉突然發力,以8比5拉開3分差距。林丹之後追平比分至8比8,雙方比分再次交替上升至16平,戰情非常緊張。
這時宗偉一度連取2分以18比16領先,但林丹又連取3分以19比18反超,宗偉再次追成19比19後,大馬的奪金希望也只有兩分之差。但林丹在以20比19拿下賽點時,憑藉李宗偉的回球出界鎖定勝利。

宗偉奧運年歷經波折
無論如何,宗偉在本場比賽的表現出色,並給予林丹頑抗,雖敗猶榮。
宗偉在今年奧運年備戰時多次經歷磨難,先是全英賽決賽因肩傷退賽錯過衛冕機會,之後在湯杯決賽圈扭傷腳踝養傷六週,直接在奧運會傷癒復出征戰,並背負全國人民的奪金希望,意志力與鬥志驚人,讓人佩服。

唯一贏得兩枚銀牌的大馬選手
即使李宗偉只奪得銀牌,仍是大馬在奧運會史上表現最佳的選手,他是唯一一位贏得兩枚奧運會銀牌的大馬選手。

Source : SinChew-i.com

Social networks abuzz with Olympic ‘DLCW’ mania

PETALING JAYA: Social networks are buzzing ahead of the showdown between Datuk Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan today.

The term Don’t Let China Win’ and #DLCW, originally meant to be a play on Chong Wei’s initials by his fans for the final went viral worldwide on Twitter trends last Friday.

“Remember Datuk Lee Chong Wei. DLCW = Don’t let China Win. Go LCW!” tweeted @andytelasai. But the term caught on with some international netizens who used the DLCW abbreviation in tweets to egg on their own countries, perhaps not even knowing about the Malaysian shuttler who inspired the term.

One Californian tweeter @ericdetrin11 posted, “C’mon USA! Don’t let China win #DLCW”.

Malaysians took to other social networking sites to express their excitement and hope that Lee will bring home the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal. User “Technically Nazz” even compared Lee to superhero Batman in the movie The Dark Knight Rises, tweeting “Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan is going to be like Batman vs Bane.

“Lee Chong Wei Rises this Sunday! Join the army.”

Felicia Hung said she hoped that defending champion Lin Dan would lose so she could get free ice cream.

“Please kalah (lose) Lin Dan? I want free Baskin Robbins,” she said.

Golden Scoop Sdn Bhd, Baskin-Robbins’ Malaysian partner, had announced that Malaysians would get a free scoop of ice cream at all its 61 outlets nationwide under Media Prima Bhd’s “Impian Emas Negara” initiative, should Malaysia win a gold medal during the Games.

A businessman even posted on a Facebook fanpage dedicated to Lee, offering to sponsor his “pre-wedding and wedding photography”.

While some fans were confident that Lee would bag the gold, others were just happy that he had made it into the finals.

Szi Yong Chong said Lee did not even need to win as he was already a “hero”, while Geow Linda said:”Gold or Silver, it doesn’t matter. Do your very best (and) show the world you are the BEST!”

Another user urged Lee to think of the various rewards he would gain if he won the match.

“Come on Chong Wei, think of the gold bars,” said user Tunku Acet Wa, referring to the 12.5kg gold bar worth RM2mil offered by gold mine owner and KL Racquet Club Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Andrew Kam.

Source : TheStar

I want to win a FREE Trip to London for Olympic 2012!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 2,944 views

Do you want to win a fully sponsored trip to experience London 2012 Olympic Games? Yes, of course I do. How bout you? If you want to be in London for the Olympic 2012 then you should join this Samsung Global Bloggers Competition.

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Jamie Oliver – Samsung Global Blogger supporter tells you a little more about Samsung Global Bloggers


How to win this free trip to London during the Olympic Games?

Okay it’s really simple. The first step to becoming a Samsung Global Blogger is to submit a 30 second video in English of you telling why you would be great at hunting out the best stories London has to tell during The Olympics.

How do you make your 30 secs video stand out of others and make it a winning video to London Olympic 2012? Okay I will be sharing some of the tips & pointers that you might find it helpful in the process of making your 30 secs video.

1.) You have to get a good quality camera if not video camera, so that the output of the video and audio quality is acceptable. If not even you have a good content but blurry and shabby quality it will not be doing any good. So, you could either buy, beg or borrow superior pieces of kit wherever you can!

2.) Write or prepare the scripts that you would like to bring out in the 30 seconds video clips. Make sure you able to deliver your messages to the judges within that golden 30 seconds and able to convey and convince the judges why should they pick you for as a Samsung Global Blogger.

3.) You must be confidence and have energy in front of the camera while presenting yourself in the 30 seconds video. You must show your passion in sports for you to understand the Olympic games well.

4.) In addition to the above pointers, you must show that you are very imaginative and have originality on your coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. This is because no imagination there will be no originality, so originality is essential in this sense.

5.) Show your good sense of humor within the 30 secs video so that leave a good impression for judges or even the other viewers of the video. This is because laughter is the best medicine. “A Good Sense of Humor Will Make You a Winner”

6.) Showcase your popularity in the social network platform like talk about your Twitter, Facebook & Blog followers or readers.

7.) Find a good location with good lighting to shoot the 30 secs video as you can get good pictures if you have enough light on the face of your subject.

8.) Make sure you are equipped with useful video editing skills and use the right software in order to enhance the output of the video with extra sound effects and more “Wow” factors that will attract the judges or your audience.

Samsung Global Bloggers - I want to win a FREE Trip to London for Olympic 2012!

Hmm that’s about it and I’m sure there’s a lot more tips and points out there that will help you to create a better video. So now, get yourself ready and start recording your video and you will be standing a chance to be one of the Samsung Global Bloggers who will be enjoying the fully paid-up trip to London 2012 Olympic Games.

If I’m that lucky to be one of the Samsung Global Blogger my dream could come true and I could watch the rematch of Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei in the Badminton Final in the London Olympic games after Datuk Lee lost to Lin Dan 4 years ago in China! Hurrayy…. lolz as if I’m the Samsung Global Blogger.


So, do you want to win a trip to London too?

So join me and take part in the competition now! I will be posting my video in the next update, so stay tuned! For more info, please log on to Samsung Global Blogger microsite.

Want to be Samsung Global Bloggers? Win a fully paid-up trip to London during the Olympic Games!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 3,012 views

Do you want to win the one in a lifetime chance to London for the London 2012 Olympic Games?

All you need is to compete to become a Samsung Global Blogger and you could find yourself in London, experiencing life in the capital during the most exciting event of the year, that’s London 2012 Olympic Games! Are you excited yet?

Samsung Global Bloggers

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Jamie Oliver – Samsung Global Blogger supporter tells you a little more about Samsung Global Bloggers

Hmm very interesting and I would really want to be the Samsung Global Blogger and win a fully paid-up trip to London for the Olympics and it could be my only best experience as a blogger! If I ever be the Samsung Global Blogger my dream could come true and I could watch the rematch of Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei in the Badminton Final in the London Olympic games after Datuk Lee lost to Lin Dan 4 years ago in China! Hurrayy…. lolz as if I’m the Samsung Global Blogger:(

What’s a Samsung Global Blogger, you may ask? The Samsung Global Bloggers are hand-picked by celebrity judges, the Bloggers will be invited to London to seek out the best the city has to offer during the Games and presenting it to the world via their very own, specially created video blog. Yes, can I be the one and be part of the Samsung Global Blogger? Please!!!


How to win this free trip to London during the Olympic Games?

Okay it’s really simple. The first step to becoming a Samsung Global Blogger is to submit a 30 second video in English of you telling why you would be great at hunting out the best stories London has to tell during The Olympics.

You will be able to win the FREE trip to London during the Olympic Games if you fulfill the conditions below!
1) Confidence and energy in front of the camera
2) A passion for your subject matter
3) Imagination and originality
4) A good sense of humour
5) A social butterfly – do you use Twitter? Or talk to the world on your own blog?
6) The ability to tell a story well through video and the written word

For more details on how to submit your video you may visit Samsung Global Blogger microsite, submit your video now! The deadline for audition videos is before midnight GMT on April 29th and this competition is only open to people from the following countries: UK, France, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Thailand.


So, do you want to win a trip to London too?

Yes, I want and hmm any suggestion on how to make my video more outstanding? Haha I know you want to be the Samsung Global Blogger to win the fully sponsored trip to London during the Olympic Games too!

It’s really once in a lifetime and it’s fully paid-up trip to London!! So let’s start brainstorming on the video and I will be uploading mine very soon! When will you upload yours? Share with me once you have uploaded your video!

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Badminton: Kien Keat-Boon Heong stun Olympic champions for semis spot @ Hong Kong Open

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 4,310 views

Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong finally rose to the occasion to reach the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open with a stunning win over reigning Olympic champions Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.

Yesterday, the duo blew away the top seeds and world No. 1 Markis-Hendra 21-11, 21-17 in just 21 minutes in the quarter-finals.

With the win, Kien Keat-Boon Heong have avenged their defeats to the Indonesians in the last two tournaments — the Beijing Games and French Open.

The Malaysians’ tame defeats in those two tournaments had raised doubts about their status as the country’s top pair.

Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong
Power pair: Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong finally struck form by beating Indonesia’s Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan to reach the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Friday.

Today, the Macau Open champions will take on compatriots Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari, thus assuring Malaysia of at least a place in the final.

Zakry-Fairuzizuan, who are determined to regain their winning touch in the Super Series, defeated South Koreans Cho Gun-woo-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-16, 12-21, 21-15 in the other quarter-final.

The duo’s form suffered a dip after the back-to-back Super Series wins in Singapore and Indonesia in June.

But yesterday, the show-stealers were definitely Kien Keat-Boon Heong, who have now virtually confirmed their place in the Super Series Masters Finals, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu from Dec 18-21.

National coach Rexy Mainaky said that there were positive vibes from both his players.

“I think the key to their win today (yesterday) was their positive approach throughout the game. Every shot was taken with confidence. They tried their best to enjoy the game,” said Rexy in a telephone interview.

“The Malaysians have lost to the Indonesians in the last two tournaments (out of eight meetings). But I think this was their best win against them. They were able to control the game and force their opponents to make mistakes.”

Rexy, however, noted that Markis had placed an ice-pack on his knee after the defeat.

“It looked as though that Markis was not in his best condition. But, having said that, I suppose they (Markis and Kido) would not have competed here if they were not fully fit,” he said.

Kien Keat, however, failed to make the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event with partner Ng Hui Lin when they crashed 18-21, 12-21 to China’s Zheng Bo-Ma Jin.

Malaysia’s top women’s doubles pair of Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty continued their fine run in international tournaments when they checked into the semi-finals with a convincing 21-14, 21-15 win over Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl-Lena Frier Kristiansen.

The duo will take on China’s Zhang Yawen-Zhao Tingting today.

Today’s Match

HONG KONG OPEN

Channel : Astro SuperSport (811)
Date : Saturday, November 29, 2008
Time : 1:00:00 PM
Synopsis : BWF Super Series: Hong Kong Open 2008: Semi Finals
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1. Starting at 1:00 PM WD

Yawen ZHANG [5] CHN[CHN]
Tingting ZHAO CHN
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MAS[MAS] Eei Hui CHIN [2]
MAS[MAS] Pei Tty WONG

2. Followed by MS
Boonsak PONSANA THA[THA]
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CHN[CHN] Jin CHEN [3]

3. Followed by WS
Lin ZHU [5] CHN[CHN]
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CHN[CHN] Xingfang XIE [4]

4. Followed by XD
Thomas LAYBOURN [6] DEN[DEN]
Kamilla RYTTER JUHL DEN[DEN]
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KOR[KOR] Yong Dae LEE [5]
KOR[KOR] Hyo Jung LEE

5. Followed by MD
Kien Keat KOO [5] MAS[MAS]
Boon Heong TAN MAS[MAS]
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MAS[MAS] Mohd Zakry ABDUL LATIF [4]
MAS[MAS] Mohd Fairuzizuan MOHD TAZARI

6. Starting at 6:30 PM XD
Zhongbo XIE [7] CHN[CHN]
Yawen ZHANG CHN[CHN]
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CHN[CHN] Bo ZHENG
CHN[CHN] Jin MA

7. Followed by WS
Chen WANG HKG[HKG]
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HKG[HKG] Mi ZHOU [2]

8. Followed by MS
Taufik HIDAYAT [7] INA[INA]
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CHN[CHN] Dan LIN [2]

9. Followed by WD
Shu CHENG [8] CHN[CHN]
Yunlei ZHAO CHN[CHN]
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KOR[KOR] Jung Eun HA [7]
KOR[KOR] Min Jung KIM

10. Followed by MD
Jae Sung JUNG [3] KOR[KOR]
Yong Dae LEE KOR[KOR]
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ENG[ENG] Anthony CLARK
ENG[ENG] Nathan ROBERTSON

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan @ Badminton Beijing Olympic 2008

Sunday, August 17th, 2008 17,483 views

Lin Dan Won In Beijing

Lin Dan Won In Beijing

Lin Dan Won In Beijing

Lin Dan Won! He is “Super Dan”!

Lee Chong Wei Lost

Lee Chong Wei with dejected and upset look.

Lee Chong Wei Lost

Lee Chong Wei Lost In Beijing

Lee Chong Wei Lost!

Lee Chong Wei Lost To Lin Dan again! Sigh. Was very disappointed. From the start, Lee Chong Wei already showed that he was over power by China Lin Dan and the China crowd. Always shouting “Lin Dan Jia You – 林丹加油”… I think Lee Chong Wei wanted to hear Malaysia Boleh but … Lee Chong Wei too nervous and stressed out. Nothing that we could do, Lee Chong Wei only managed to win silver medal in the badminton men’s singles after losing in the final to China’s Lin Dan 12-21, 8-2.

He could not keep his steps and skills and was over power and fully in control by Lin Dan. He could not break Lin Dan speed and skills. Work harder Mr. Lee.

Anyway still proud and congrats to Lee Chong Wei. RM300,000.00 in his pocket d. All the best and keep your training and trash Lin Dan in the next meet. Go LCW!

Silver medal for Chong Wei

BEIJING: Lee Chong Wei won the silver medal in the badminton men’s singles after losing in the final to China’s Lin Dan 12-21, 8-21.

The world No 2 lost in two straight sets, faltering to Lin Dan, who remains the top men’s singles shuttler in the world.

In previous clashes between the two, Lin Dan had won nine times while Chong Wei had won five times.

The last time a Malaysian shuttler won a medal at the Olympics was in Atlanta in 1996 when Rashid Sidek took the bronze in the men’s singles and Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock won the silver for the men’s doubles.

Rashid’s brothers Razif and Jailani won Malaysia’s first Olympic medal in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 when they won a bronze in the men’s doubles.

Chong Wei got to the final by beating South Korean Lee Hyun-il, 21-18, 13-21, 21-13, while Lin Dan defeated fellow countryman Chen Jin in the semi-final, 21-12 , 21-18.

Despite failing to get the gold medal, Chong Wei is set to obtain RM300,000 from the Government for winning the silver medal. The Government had promised RM1mil as an incentive to any athlete who returns with an Olympic gold medal; RM300,000 for silver and RM100,000 for bronze.

Source : TheStar

Chong Wei offers no excuse after tame loss to Lin Dan

The expectations of the whole nation to bring back Malaysia’s first-ever Olympic gold medal proved to be too heavy a burden for Lee Chong Wei.

He failed to bring out his best and blew the chance to win the RM1mil reward for gold – suffering a 12-21, 8-21 thrashing by top seed Lin Dan of China in the men’s singles final at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium last night.

Chong Wei was erratic on court. He made half-court returns and the strong net-play performance he showed in earlier rounds was missing from his game.

Lee Chong Wei striking a pensive mood with the silver medal
Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei striking a pensive mood with the silver medal around his neck after the men’s single badminton final against Lin Dan of China. – Kamarul Ariffin/The Star

Lin Dan pulled away from 8-3 to 16-8 and wrapped up the first game in 20 minutes. The two-time world champion’s confidence grew as he took control in the second game and was already up 8-0 before Chong Wei picked up his first point.

The slouched shoulders and grim look were telling as Chong Wei eventually conceded defeat in 19 minutes.

Despite the tame loss, Chong Wei will receive RM300,000 from the government for securing the silver medal. He will also enjoy a reward of RM3,000 monthly under the Olympic incentive scheme and it will take effect from next month.

The Olympic silver medal from Chong Wei is still the first for Malaysia in 12 years.

The pressure was on Lin Dan to ensure China match their three-gold haul from the 2004 Athens Games.

And he let out a giant scream of delight after securing the winning point while Chong Wei was left pondering on what might have been.

“I tried to follow his speed at the start but he was in total control. My heart wanted to take him on but I just could not bring it out,” said the second seeded Malaysian.

On what coach Misbun Sidek told him before the start of the second game, Chong Wei said: “He told me to play a faster game but I could not follow. But there’s no excuse for losing. This is my worst defeat by him.”

On whether he would still aim to play in the 2012 London Olympics, Chong Wei said: “I will have to wait and see first after the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.”

Lin Dan, who became the first men’s singles player to win the Olympic title as the top seed, said he had sleepless nights thinking about delivering the gold for China.

“I concentrated hard on trying to play a stable game each time. I am glad I was able to do it here,” he said.

Although Chong Wei lost, Badminton Association of Malaysia president Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Salleh hoped that his success to make the final would inspire younger players.

“Although he did not win, I am happy that Chong Wei has made it to such a level. We will try again in London Olympics in four years’ time but the important thing is we have to start planning now. We have to bring in our juniors into the national set-up,” he said.

Source : TheStar

‘Super Dan’ lives up to his World No. 1 rank

(BEIJING, August 17) — Men’s Singles World No. 1 Lin Dan of China thrashed Malaysia’s World No. 2 Lee Chong-wei 21-12, 21-8 to win the gold in the Beijing Olympic Badminton tournament on Sunday, August 17.

The anticipated heart-pounding dream final turned out to be a frustrating exit for Lee, who was bidding for Malaysia’s first Olympic gold.

“I suffered a lot of pressure tonight but I do not want to use it as an excuse for my defeat,” he said.

Maybe it was the pressure that made a normally sharp Lee lose his edge on court and essentially provide no match for Super Dan’s quickly-adapted strategies and crosscourt smashes.

In the first game Lin raced into a 7-1 lead. Eager to close the gap, Lee made too many unforced errors, enabling the World No. 1 to stretch his winning margin to 16-8 before closing out the game 21-12.

Lin continued to attack Lee in the second game, opening up an 8-0 lead and forcing his opponent to chase shuttles to all four corners of the court before killing rallies off with his smash. As the game progressed, Lee simply had no answers to Lin’s speed and the Chinese left-hander closed out the match in just 41 minutes.

“I have tried my best but Lin Dan played perfectly tonight,” said Malaysian sport icon Lee. “I couldn’t match his shuttle speed. He was much stronger than me and controlled the whole match.”

“At the end of the match it is not who is playing at a higher level, it is all about who is mentally stronger,” Lee commented on his loss.

“I felt a lot of pressure playing in front of my home crowd,” said an exhilarated Lin. “I thought it would be difficult to play the match and the pressure of the crowd might even be to my disadvantage, but I played well.

Source : beijing2008.cn

Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in Beijing Olympic Final

Friday, August 15th, 2008 16,414 views

It’s gonna be an interesting match between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan. It’s gonna be war between them. Will Lee Chong Wei able to take down Lin Dan and get home with RM1 Million?

I really hope Lee Chong Wei able to make it despite all the stress and under pressure by all the China supporters?

Lin Dan is famous for his powerful smash and Lee Chong Wei is famous for this skills. Lin Dan is world number where else Lee Chong Wei is world number two. So it will be World No.1 vs World No.2! It’s going to be a tight match.

Lin Dan vs Chen Jin in semi and Lee Chong Wei vs Lee Hyunil in semi. Lee Chong Wei was exhausted in this match because he played for 3 matches and Lin Dan just play for two matches. Lin Dan won easily because his opponent is from China too. Will it be also another fake incident where Chen Jin was instructed by their coach? So that Lin Dan can preserve his strength and power to fight against Lee Chong Wei. Is this sportsmanship and fairness?

Chong Wei sets up title clash against Lin Dan

LEE Chong Wei made history when he became the first Malaysian badminton singles player to reach an Olympic final at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium last night.

The 26-year-old made sure Malaysia will return home with at least a silver medal after barren outings at the last two Olympics by battling past South Korean Lee Hyun-il 21-18, 13-21, 21-13 in the semi-finals.

Chong Wei has now bettered Rashid Sidek’s bronze medal achievement at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

Lee Chong Wei hug Misbun Sidek

Lee Chong Wei hug Misbun Sidek
Victory leap Lee Chong Wei jumping towards his coach Misbun Sidek after beating South Korea’s Lee Hyun-il in the Beijing Olympics badminton men’s singles semi-final to assure himself of at least a silver medal in the Games.

The men’s doubles pair of Cheah Soon Kit-Yap Kim Hock also delivered a silver medal for Malaysia that year but tomorrow, Chong Wei has a chance to go one step better when he takes on top seed Lin Dan of China, who beat compatriot Chen Jin 21-12, 21-18.

But that mouth-watering finale almost didn’t happened as Hyun-il gave the Malaysian some anxious moments.

Chong Wei gained early control but Hyun-il caught up to 18-20.

But the Malaysian earned victory when his rival lobbed the shuttle wide.

Hyun-il, winner of the Korean and German Opens this year, turned on the power in the second game when he won 11 points in a row to eventually force the match into the rubber game.

In the decided, Chong Wei led 8-1 before the tenacious Korean clawed his way back to 11-15.

But Chong Wei, spurred on by shouts of Malaysia Boleh from the pockets of Malaysian supporters, regained the big lead again.

At 19-11, Chong Wei knew he was on the brink of a famous and historic win.

And when he did get the winning point, Chong Wei collapsed to the ground in sheer joy and relief.

He then got up, ran over and jumped onto his coach Misbun Sidek’s arms.

“The huge pressure is off me! I have made sure of winning at least an Olympic medal. I dedicate this to my coach, who gave everything to prepare me for these Games,” said Chong Wei, who only reached the second round in his Olympic debut in Athens four years ago.

“I knew Hyun-il would not be an easy opponent because he has beaten the top players before. But I pulled it off.”

On losing second game, Chong Wei said he just could not keep up with his opponent.

“He played at a very fast pace and I could not follow him. I made mistakes and I just prepared myself for the final game,” said Chong Wei, who now has a shot at the RM1mil incentive that has been promised by the government for any athlete who returns with an Olympic gold medal.

But more than that, it is his chance to gain Malaysian sporting immortality and bag what many athletes can only dream of.

The partisan crowd will be on Lin Dan’s side tomorrow but one thing is for sure, Malaysians can expect Chong Wei to go all out to bring home Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal.

As he simply puts it: “I’ll play with my life.”

Source : TheStar

Lee Chong Wei (Simplified Chinese: 李宗伟) (born October 21, 1982) is a professional badminton player from Malaysia. He was born in Parit Buntar, Perak and later moved to Bukit Mertajam, Penang. He received his early education at Jit Sin Primary School (B) and continued his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Berapit. He was admitted to Bukit Jalil Sports School then to complete his Form 4 and Form 5 studies.

Wong Mew Choo, a Malaysian badminton player, is his girlfriend.


Lee Chong Wei’s Interview and History

Lin Dan (simplified Chinese: 林丹; pinyin: Lin Dan) (born October 14, 1983) is a men’s singles badminton player from Fujian, the People’s Republic of China. Lin is currently the most dominant singles player on the world stage. He has been ranked number one in the world almost continuously since 2004, winning many of the world’s top tournaments. In October 2006, Lin Dan regained his ranking as #1 in the world, after a short period of being ranked behind Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.


Lin Dan’s Interview and History

Pervious encounter between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan
Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - Beijing Olympic

Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan - Beijing Olympic

Malaysia – Lee Chong Wei vs China – Lin Dan in Beijing Olympic Badminton Final, 8:48pm, 17th August, Sunday

Watch Live Score of Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan Badminton Finals here
Watch Live Streaming of Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan Badminton Finals @ ppstream.com or pplive.com

Lee Chong Wei vs Lee Hyunil – Badminton Beijing Olympic 2008 Result

Friday, August 15th, 2008 6,628 views

Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) bt Lee Hyunil (Korea). Lee Chong Wei won in Men’s Singles Semifinal 2!

Malaysia Lee Chong Wei did it again! Malaysia Boleh!

Lee Chong Wei Olympic Final

Lee Chong Wei hug Misbun Sidek

Lee Chong Wei and Sidek
Lee Chong Wei hugging coach Misbun Sidek

Lee Hyunil improvement very fast, he got the skill and tactics but Lee Chong Wei is even better! Haha. Congrats Lee Chong Wei, revenge for your girl friend, Wong Mew Choo.

Lee Chong Wei, 26-year-old Penangite, now stands to pocket at least RM300,000 as an incentive from the Govvernment. Wow RM 300,000.00! That’s a lot. If he win the gold medal, he will be millionaire! RM1,000,000.00 Wow! RM1Mil is not easy to get. Lee Chong Wei become instant millionaire! I think I work for whole life till 60 years old still cannot get this amount! Everyone in Malaysia is talking about it, get motivated LCW, go for the RM1m.

Steady Lee Chong Wei, for sure you will beat China. (either Lin Dan or Chen Jin depending on the result later) Watch live score and result of Lin Dan vs Chen Jin then we will know who’s going to play off in the final.

Lee Chong Wei vs Lee Hyunil - Badminton Beijing Olympic 2008 Result

Lee Chong Wei vs Lee Hyunil - Badminton Beijing Olympic 2008 Result

Chong Wei books a medal for Malaysia

BEIJING: Lee Chong Wei has secured at least a silver medal for Malaysia in the Beijing Olympics.

The national one shuttler and second seed for the men’s singles event for the Beijing Olympics defeated South Korean Lee Hyun-il 21-18, 13-21, 21-13 in the semi-finals Friday at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium Friday.

By booking his place in the final, which will be played on Sunday, the 26-year-old Penangite now stands to pocket at least RM300,000 as an incentive from the Govvernment.

If he goes on and manages to win Malaysia’s first ever Olympic gold, Chong Wei will pocket a whopping RM1mil.

Before the last four clash here, the record between the two players was even for this year.

Chong Wei beat Lee in the Malaysian Open final in three games.

When they next clashed in the Korean Open, Lee whipped Chong Wei in the second round and went on to beat Lin Dan in a three-game thriller for the title.

Chong Wei is the only Malaysian shuttler still in the fray in Bejing. The other Malaysians all failed to shine here.

Veterans Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah lost in the men’s doubles first round to second ranked Koreans Lee Jae-jin-Hwang Ji-man.

Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong lost in the last eight to Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.

Wong Mew Choo lost in the quater-finals of the women’s singles event 7-21, 27-29 China’s Lu Lan.

Wong Choon Hann lost to Taiwan’s Hsieh Yu-hsing 17-21,18-21 in the third round.

Source : TheStar

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