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Monday, August 13, 2012

Forget Rio, the Olympic gold may take longer than that

Never have we been more expectant/hopeful of the ever elusive Olympic gold medal.

The just-concluded Games in London was Malaysia's best chance in hearing the Negaraku playing at an Olympic event. Yet, we put all hope on a sole individual. One that was tamed at the previous Games in Beijing four years ago.

Whether he succumbed to pressure or the injury that nearly ended this Olympic dreams played a part is something only Lee Chong Wei can answer. But one thing is for sure, the 29-year-old Perak-born-Penang-bred shuttler gave his all.

But what about the rest? Did they live up to expectations or failed to deliver. To be frank, some did while other medal hopefuls just let themselves down.

If there was one athlete that will receive the adulation from Malaysia is none other than Sarawakian Pandelela Rinong, whose last two dives in the women's 10m platform earned her a place in the national history books by being our first female athlete to stand on the podium at the biggest stage of them all. (let's count official medals only please)

Read my full wrap-up on Malaysia's Olympics campaign on Sports247 - to those that have yet to hear the news, Sept 1 it's senior writer, Sports247 for yours truly.

ps. Here's a nice color story on Pamg Joheng, our diving queen's dad. This NST piece reminds me of something The Malay Mail would have carried. Read A father's Olympian sacrifice.

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