The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is an event that many have all been looking forward to in the last five years, especially athletes around the world. There were 30 athletes who were selected to represent our nation, Malaysia and we look forward to their performance.
Among the Malaysian representatives are the mixed pair for badminton, Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon. Unfortunately, in the recent game against the Hong Kong and German teams, they lost.
Many Malaysian ‘fans’ were devastated and they had voiced out their dissatisfaction towards the athletes.
Chan Peng Soon’s post
Speaking on the second defeat, Chan Peng Soon posted on Facebook.
“We apologise for the less than satisfactory match and results. We also want to win the game and we have been training for so long for this Olympics.”
“Goh Liu Ying, it’s okay, continue to work hard, if we win, we win together, if we lose, we lose together.”
Goh Liu Ying’s post
After Chan Peng Soon, it was Goh Liu Ying’s turn to talk.
“After going up against Germany, I just calmed down. I know a loss is a loss. The opponent won’t go easy on you even if they know that you have sustained injuries. People won’t be considerate after you have lost the match. After all, the results are more important than the process. You can say that I did not perform well, you can say that I am not at a good enough level.”
“But please don’t belittle my efforts.”
“I failed because I hurt myself, so I want to say sorry to myself. For the final mixed doubles match, I will give a 100%.”
Datuk Lee Chong Wei stands with the athletes
In a Facebook post, Datuk Lee Chong Wei stood with both Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon.
“I am dismayed by the number of comments online which are abusing our badminton players when they lost. As a former teammate, I felt so much for them. I want to say that I know these players and that they went to court with only one aim and one goal which is to win the game for Malaysia, to make us proud.”
“No athletes want to lose, but that is the reality, in every match/game, there will be a person who will win and a person who will lose. Sometimes it is just not your day.”
“Those who watch in front of the TV had their ‘heart attacks’ and are disappointed, what about the players on the court? Shouldn’t we continue to support them?”
“No one wants to go into the court and lose. These players have brought you joy before so don’t mock and desert them when they lose a game.”
“Support them, support Malaysia. Kita jaga kita.”
This is certainly very true. Our athletes trained really hard to get to where they are right now! No matter what, there are still many more Olympics to come in the future.
Senior Minister: Interstate Travel May Be Allowed In 3 Weeks
Malaysians may soon be able to travel across states, according to Senior Minister Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. According to...
PDRM Proposes ‘Ability To Drive’ Assessment For Senior Citizens Before They Can Renew Their License
PDRM has suggested that the government needs to set a new requirement for senior citizens before they can renew their...
Sri Lanka’s Famous Shaman Who Allegedly Claims He Could Cure Covid-19 Dies Due To The Virus
A high-profile shaman from Sri Lanka who claimed he was able to stop the spread of the virus in his...
YB Khairy: Interval Between 1st & 2nd Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Shortened To 6 Weeks
The Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin informed that the period between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca...
Lorry Driver High On Drugs Falls Asleep On The Wheel & Loses Control Of Vehicle On NKVE
A lorry driver lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep on the wheel and skidded on the NKVE heading...
M’sian Man In Somalia Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail For Assisting Terrorist Organisation
A 34-year-old Malaysian man named Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Somali military...
KJ: Herd Immunity No Longer Achievable With 80% Vaccination Due To Delta Variant
The Ministry of Health (KKM) will not longer use the conventional formula of achieving herd immunity with at least 80%...
56 Politicians Were Convicted Of Flouting SOPs Throughout The Lockdown Period
A couple of months ago, #KerajaanGagal was trending online for various reasons, one of which is the fact that many...
Film & TV23 hours ago
Phone Number Shown On ‘Squid Game’ Belongs To A Real Person Who Has Received Over 4000 Calls From Fans
Social Stories21 hours ago
Watch: Motorcyclist Crashes Into A Person Crossing Lanes At The Grand Saga Toll Plaza
Social Stories22 hours ago
Indian Court Orders Beauty Salon To Pay RM1.13 Million To A Customer For Ruining Her Haircut
Social Stories22 hours ago
KWSP: Over 5 Million Malaysians Have Less Than RM10k In Savings