Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Gold for Malaysia Perhaps?

So today is the big day, or rather tonight is. The million dollar question...Can Datuk Lee Chong Wei beat his nemesis to get the gold medal in the Olympics? If he does, it would be many of a list of first for Malaysia; Malaysia's first gold medal in the 2012 Olympic, Malaysia's first gold medal in the Olympics, and Malaysia's first medal in the 2012 Olympics (if the Men's Double fails to secure a bronze medal this evening). It is interesting to note that Malaysia's previous medals in Olympics have all come from badminton.
Schedule of the badminton matches for today. Please add 8hrs to get the approximate starting time in our local time.

I wouldn't want to be in his position, being faced with such a heavy burden of securing the first gold medal. And as history has shown, he tends to fail when placed under such pressure. Well, you could say that in the past he was perhaps jinxed by some VVIP when he was bear-hugged, thus shifted his focus from the match that night. So we wish him all the best. If not, a silver medal is already his for the taking. We shall see tonight, and I would be lying if I say that I am not looking forward to a big party over here in Malaysia...

P.S. Perhaps Lin Dan should get a bear death-hug from someone, then the odds for Chong Wei will be higher than 90%.