Friday, August 10, 2012

For you, UntukMu, Ka'an mu'u Malaysia


Nice touch by the guys at sports247.my here, as Pandelela Rinong Pamg somersaulted her way into our hearts with a bronze medal in the women's 10m platform in the London Olympics. Ka'an mu'u, Malaysia, that's For you Malaysia in Bidayuh.

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Back to Pandelela, in the process of landing the bronze, the lass, nicknamed Lulu Dolphin created a number of firsts. She is the first Malaysian woman to win a medal at the Olympics, the first Bukit Jalil Sports School product to climb the podium, the youngest Malaysian Olympic medallist, the first Sarawakian to nail a medal and the first National Sportswoman of the Year to win an Olympic medal.

The 19-year old is also the second flagbearer at the march past to scoop a medal after Razif Sidek in 1992! For the record she is the third Sarawakian to be accorded the honour of carrying our flag at the march past, after Kuda Ditta in 1964 and Bryan Nickson Lomas in 2004.


As guest of daily show Nadi Arena di London over Astro Arena, yours truly predicted a podium finish for Pandelela 14 hours before the final 


20 comments:

Fatin Said said...

I think u mean Rashid Sidek?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Rashid didn't get any medals in 1992

Anonymous said...

ssbj product???since she out of the country 7-9 month year in year our?? and may i quote the famous headmaster ultimatum to the athletes there..nak berenang ke nak study.

Anonymous said...

Syabas Pandalela, you're simply amazing darling, jangan sesiapa nak overshadow or enter frame her glory!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you see any of the top Malaysian contingent officials -NSC, OCM- at the swimming venue or for that matter the chef-de-mission? Pandeela was for sure deemed a non-medal hope and most had planned their London tours for yesterday.Check it out Rizal

Anonymous said...

we are malaysian

Anonymous said...

very serious allegation by anon 6.47pm. CDM wre at the venue from beginning qualifying round till the final. i can confirm that. dont make any wild accusation.

Anonymous said...

As usual. lembu punya susu sapi dapat nama. Alas, things have changed since Cikgu Jalal
Well done Pandalela.

Smart Rental said...

Yes I saw live on Astro, there were no cheer and support for her at the pool except her diving team member. She total won by her merit. Where were the rest of Malaysian and Sarawakian in London?
Superb excellent and congratulation Pandalela.
Agreed Sarawak government must reward her good. Other don't envy her, be third best out of 2 billion women in this world in 10 m diving before put any negative comment.

Smart Rental said...

Yes I saw live on Astro, there were no cheer and support for her at the pool except her diving team member. She total won by her merit. Where were the rest of Malaysian and Sarawakian in London?
Superb excellent and congratulation Pandalela.
Agreed Sarawak government must reward her good. Other don't envy her, be third best out of 2 billion women in this world in 10 m diving before put any negative comment.

Anonymous said...

Friends,
This is really a feel good story.
Lets keep this up. The girl did wonders and many may have helped.
This is a sport where others reigned supreme and now we have made a remarkable breakthrough.....still only a handful of countries win medals in this sport.....and Pandalela made it happen for Malaysia

Otak Lazer said...

Syabas Pandelela... I got goosebumps all over watching you on d podium from thousands of miles away.. While I believe every Malaysian are proud of our first women Olympian medalist, your victory has again, bare the disgusting mature of the Malaysian officials that accompanied the Olympic contingent in its usual large numbers. They are as always, sheer waste of tax payers money. My heart was with you, when you appeared lost, obviously looking for the national flag at the time these officers were having a jolly good time in London doing something else. That was your moment, and denied by these idiots who accompanied you to London for purposes nobody knows except for the powers that be in national sports.

Ini akibatnya bila bahlul2 yg tidak ada pengetahuan dan kelayakan yg releven menjadikan sukan sbg kerjaya, platform politik or for whatever agenda. Jenis2 beginilah yang menduduki jawatan2 penting dalam pengurusan sukan negara ini. Tak sabar nak menyaksikan muka2 beruk daripada MSN, ISN, parti politik or whatever, yang bakal menempek kejayaan Pandelela nanti. Dan percayalah, dalam tempoh 2-3 minggu akan datang ni, negara ini akan tiba2 ada berlambak2 expert untuk memberi komen dalam sukan diving di Chanel 801 kelak... That's always the case kan!

Anonymous said...

there are bloggers who are fakers too.

see this post: http://www.livemint.com/2012/08/08195316/A-rivalry-that-goes-beyond-spo.html?h=C

and see this: http://ssdhaliwal.blogspot.com/2012/08/bitter-rivals.html

CNN guy got suspended for doing the same thing and may even lose his job.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

And there also have idiot fan who blamming everything and not contributing for sport development. Not event playing any sports but yet commenting as if they are top athletes

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.34 am: Sapa copy sapa? Haahha kantoi big time...

Anonymous said...

Anon August 12, 2012 2:34 AM;
Well done Anon! went to the page but sadly the page does not exist anymore! This is what journos in Malaysia are about! If someone else had done it,,,,,a lot of publicity....why the deafening silence.......

Anonymous said...

Do we know who is the first Sarawakian Olympian? Did the State ever paid tribute to him!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who is the first Sarawakian Olympian? And did the State ever pay tribute (monetary) to him as an encouragement?

Anonymous said...

anyone knows who is the first Sarawakian Olympian? Wonder if the State had taken care him as they do for Pandalera?