KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (Bernama) -- Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin wants national athletes to continue churning out excellent performances at world level.
In his speech at the National Sports Awards tonight, Khairy praised the country athletes for the various achievements last year including the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games contingent which emerged as the overall champions in the biennial championships.
"Cheong Jun Hoong proves nothing is impossible in the world including cracking the Great Wall of China to become a world champion in the women's 10m platform event at the World Aquatic Championships in Budapest," he said.
Khairy said after a long wait, the national cycling sports finally saw a world champion from Malaysia via Azizulhasni Awang.
"At the Track Cycling World championships in Hong Kong last year, the Terengganu boy proved we could produce a world champion with determination and discipline even though our physique is different from other world athletes.....