Big loss in SEA games signals end of Malaysian sports culture
The MRT station blocks my view of the city’s velodrome, so I can’t determine how or if the race concludes.
Malaysian sports as a metaphor: Haphazard national creations obscure the reality.
Malaysia’s uninspired 2021 Hanoi SEA Games. Poor performance. The sports ministry’s spin on 39 golds is misleading.
The count needs benchmarks.
Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore surpassed us. Myanmar (nine golds), Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, and Timor Leste are embarrassments.
Malaysia could’ve sent geriatrics and placed sixth. Ow! Friends joke that Malaysian sportsmen lost their bearings since the 2021 SEA Games was in 2022. Senior politicians say our folks are terminally confused.
SEA Games is a fool’s errand, many say; Malaysia should focus on the Asian Games and Olympics. Championships.
Perhaps. The Asean-only SEA Games measure each member’s sports culture.