Tuesday, August 26, 2008


They are the magnificent symbols of our determination. They are the striking illustration of what our peoples can do. They are the reincarnation of our fearless ancestors. A burning pride of our race.

People of Southeast Asia…may I present to you
OUR new Olympic heroes.

Somjit Jongjohor สมจิตร จงจอหอ of Thailand, Boxing
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon ประภาวดี เจริญรัตนธารากูล of Thailand, Weightlifting
Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, Badminton

Manus Boonjumnong มนัส บุญจำนงค์ of Thailand, Boxing
Feng Tian Wei, Li Jia Wei and Wang Yue Gu of Singapore, Table Tennis
Hoàng Anh Tuấn of Vietnam, Weightlifting
Liliyana and Nova Widianto of Indonesia, Badminton
Lee Chong Wei 李宗伟 of Malaysia, Badminton
Buttree Puedpong บุตรี เผือดผ่อง of Thailand, TaeKwonDo

Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia, Badminton
Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia, Weightlifting
Triyanto of Indonesia, Weightlifting




curbside_puppet said...

this newest post was a great way to make us filipinos SHUT UP even just for a while. why? because we weren't able to get home a freaking medal when i myself made a bold prediction that we'll get 4 golds the most. but anyways, a wushu gold and a couple of wushu bronzes was not counted at the official olympic tally. it was our country's 2nd uncounted gold medal.

actually, i really thought malaysia and vietnam would finally get their golds after predicting it here on your blog.

i hope our southeast asian sports leaders would make a concrete plan on making a more competitive countries here in SEAsia. Perhaps Thailand and Indonesia can lead the way?

Jake Tornado said...


Carlos Javier said...

Oh well, I thought it unlikely that the Philippines would break its Olympic gold medal jinx in these Games, considering the kind of support [or lack thereof] that our sports authorities have been giving our athletes. And I said so in my blog, twice.

Not only did they not break the jinx, they again failed to bring home any medal from Beijing. I'm not happy at all that I was right, far from it. *sigh*

On another note, guys, Hoàng Anh Tuấn of Vietnam won a Silver medal in the 56kg division of Men's Weightlifting in Beijing, and not a Bronze. :)

ArchieMD said...

I really thought Tsomlee if not Toni would win a medal... oh well, let's just hope Filipinos will get a crack on something gold in 2012.

It was heart-breaking when I watched on TV our long-jumper cry because of disappointment and frustrations from lack of government support in his sport.

Grant (BISEAN Ed.) said...

Thanks for the correction, Carlos. Edited.

Menchu said...

The 2nd most populous country in the region didn't even bag a miserable bronze?

And we had the nerve to call ourselves the sporting champions of the SEAGames? Cge, sino ngayon ang nangdaya? Lumabas na wla pla tlaga tayong binatbat sa sports.

My two cnts worth.

Carrie Puyat said...

Sports is the least priority of my country Philippines. But we send delegates just to any beauty pageant imaginable around the world. Pathetic.

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