Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Think Big

After few article of condemning and criticising of Malaysian sports and Malaysian Athlete, or i better say as article to motivate and hopefully any sports person whom read it would see it more to positive way. This time i want to write about something that every athlete should have. This is part of attitude, which is very positive attitude for athlete called think big.

If you could detailed and narrow it to much deeper view, think big would referring to you are targeting and make clear of your future. It is true that every grow athlete scared at first when they are on their first step. But as philosophy said "there are null movement without begin with first step"..."every ending must start with a first move". It is understandable attitude if the athlete are scared when they make their first move, but only then they would realize where he/she stand out from others.

Many of our young athlete proof that they have the ability to perform well. Thats why there are in Bukit Jalil Sports School for example, because you dont enter in Bukit Jalil Sports School with zero achievement and talent in sports. Academy for me is much more towards nurturing the athlete. Whether the athlete is born gifted or else, the job of academy is to nurture them to one day become a good athlete. If the athlete received a good basic knowledge and training, the job for national coach is to polish them and inspire them to win medal for Malaysia.

Back to our topic discussion about think big. There are many ways to get to the top, but every way require much effort. Dream big is never harmed, but you must remember to dont just hard to get it. That is how think big concept work. You should challenge yourself of something bigger that cant be reach out by your recent testimonial. For example, if you are a 2nd world ranked squash player, you must challenge yourself by think big, think that you can defeat the number one. Its may just a matter of time. This attitude will motivate yourself in every games you involved. Datuk Nicol David doesnt got to number one spot just like that or by easy way. It take rough challenge and at the end of the day, when the going get tough - the tough get going.

As per report in The New Straits Times, Rashid Sidek has told backup shuttlers to improve and think big to challange senior player whom are ahead of them so far. The first step is to instill a believe that you can do it. Then you think big, set your target that one day if not same, then you would be able to beat Datuk Lee Chong Wei records.

*source - Rashid Sidek: Backup shuttlers told to think big.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Women Weightlifters Eye London Olympics

After the men weightlifters have made their presence felt at the Olympics, their women counterparts are eyeing the games beginning with the London 2012 Olympic Games. Two Olympics-potential women athletes were Zairah Zakaria in the 53kg category and Raihan Yusof in the 58kg category.

Zairah and Raihan had competed in the Asian Weighlifting Championship in Japan in April and the qualifying round for the Beijing Games but failed to make the cut. Zairah is the national weightliting record holder in the 53kg category with total weight lifted of 154kg comprising a 68kg snatch and 86kg clean and jerk in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Raihan holds the national record in the 58kg category lifting a total of 176kg in the 2007 Korat SEA Games. She also won three gold medals in the same category in the 2006 Sukma Games in Kedah.

Even though they are eyeing the Olympics, they are now preparing for the Laos SEA Games next year and the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010.

As a Malaysian sports fan, we hope they both do their best to achieve this targeted goal. If their coach belief that they can get it, then surely they both must put an effort to achieve it. With the spirit of Malaysia Boleh, we wish them success. My personal view are simple, we know the task are hard to get but lets be realistic, everything in this world that we havent got is hard to get. But when we set objectives, we work for it and we do our best in order to achieve it. Before it could be no one put hope that men weightlifters can compete in Olympics but they did it. So the goal is standstill there, but the road to achieve the goal is challenging. Believe me, if the coach already pave the way to that goal then no one is better know their athlete better than their coach itself.

*Taken from

Selamat Hari Raya

I would happily like to wish every muslim, Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin.

Have a good holiday with your family and drive carefully along this festive season. Have a safe journey. Take Care.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Come on Bowling Queen!

Top national woman bowler Shalin Zulkifli knows she has under-performed. For the record, Shalin is the first Malaysian bowler venturing into the world of professional bowling. Everybody knows who she is back at the old days, Shalin was a superb bowler at the bowling lane. Fans and opponents cheer up when see her winning a tournament because when she win, she deserves it.

But lately, it wasnt such like the old days where gold medal and winning was close part to Shalin life. Maybe it was the age that become the factor but as a professional sportswoman, she knows how to handle it and how to cope with challenge of being a sportswoman at every age.

For me personally i was admire with her attitude and talent. Malaysia doesnt have many top sportswoman but when someone shows up, that would be really superb sportswoman. Just like Datuk Nicol David at the current time. She was stand-out from the others because of her talent and she was ranked number one woman squash player in the world because she put so much effort in it and at the end of the day, people would only say she deserves it.

I hope Shalin Zulkifli would back to her best. Because only she can turn things for herself, if she want. Go Shalin!

*source info from

Friday, September 19, 2008

No Place For Prima Donnas - Ismail Sabri

I copy the title exactly like it was from According to the report in bernama, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob today issued a stern warning to national athletes who under-performed at international meets.

As on my previous post in this blog. I was expressing my regret to Malaysian athlete. In badminton, although we reach Olympic Final. In hockey, where we rockbottom when we need to request help from other nation player. In running, where we have lost talent in 100m or 110m hurdle. Remember the likes of Watson Nyambek, Azmi Ibrahim, Romzi Bakar, M.Ramachandran, G.Shanti, Nur Herman Majid. They are all plying their energy in track and field for our country, although their achievement is not so good to be remembered but at least they are there. But are our current athlete there yet? Perhaps, we should put aside few names likes Roslina Samsu and Noraseela.

Back to the title of this post, i say it again i totally agreed with Datuk Ismail Sabri statement. There are enough time, money we pour to some of the athlete but yet there are not perform to what they should do. We believe they are strong enough to hold the challenge thats why MSN,MOM hired foreign coaches for them. Some of them are be sending out to train at oversea. But the result is still not there. So poeple will ask, what happen to this and that fella?. After so much investment, we need the result. We are not desperate but be this is our right. We (Malaysian people) want to know why this and that happened.

Prima Donnas, if there are ones in a team. Absolutely it will harm the team. So if there are many prima donnas then the strict action must be taken. Thats no wrong to give a second chance, to give another opportunity but remember when you are holding a strong position, it comes with great responsibility. If you cant handle it, let it loose.

*Taken from

Friday, September 12, 2008

If she can, why dont you normal people?

This picture tells you everything. If South African athlete Natalie du Toit can compete in Paralympiad Olympic, i believe she deserves 'normal' people respect. And also everyone respect. She is acceptable talent that is holder of olympic gold medal and also world record in Paralympiad Olympic.
I would want to compare this with our Malaysian athlete which i see get everything they want, in term of infrastructure, allowance, bonus, sponsors, moral support. I think they should give more than what this all paralympiad athlete can give to themselves and to their country. The satisfaction, the determination to win is about yourself and your own self believe.
Lets take this picture as an example. If they can do, why not we? I am talking with no harrasment to this disable people. I have a lot of respect on them and i think we (Malaysian) should pay more attention to them. Give our disable athlete more opportunity and bonus if they could win something. I dont hear anything about 1 million when Malaysian paralympiad goes to Olympic. This scene should be change. I hope for the best for Malaysian sports.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hockey: Aussie rescinds on offer to help Malaysian strikers

I copy the title from because i think along this weekdays i've searched for a good topic to discuss or blogging in here. But yet i couldn't find one, but when i read this it straight away goes to my mind. When the idea is there, i opened up my blog and go for new entry. So here it is...

I am not a hockey player nor a top fans of that sport. Indeed, i am proud to myself because i am not left out far away from hockey world. I just love sports, any of it is just my pleasure. In myself, there is a need to get update about everything and in hockey, i sometimes take a glance of look at our national hockey news. I've also been to National Bukit Jalil Hockey Stadium few times to watch our national squad matches. Remembering the old days of our national hockey, there was a lot of name can be recall as a great hero, players like Mirnawan Nawawi, Nor Saiful Zaini, S.Kuhan, Chua Boon Huat, Gavin Fernandez, K.Keevan Raj and many more. There are all a legend in Malaysian Hockey. Every kids used them as an idol for their growth in hockey plays.

After i read the news in, i ask myself. What had happened to our national hockey team? A team that used to be top 10 in the world. Once upon a time, we can beat Korea, Pakistan, Holland and many giants in hockey world. But nowadays no more sensational stuff about hockey, no more players name can be remember easily. Yes, few years back there was national player in Germany hockey league and other. To be honest, i dont see the fruity in one player that can change a team. If one or two players playing abroad, that doesnt mean good for national team. Yes, the person could be grow better but how do they help the team and their team mates in hockey field is all that matters.

Basically, i disagree to the propose of to take foreign player to teach our player. Thats just waste of money. We have our legend that maybe even better than them. I am happy to know that Australian forward refuse to come. We dont need to seek advice or help from others. What we need to do is to look deeper into our Malaysian. Malaysia Boleh!