Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have finally ignited its cauldron, and for the first time ever, Malaysians all over the world are tuning in to watch the ceremony. All thanks to two big-hearted Malaysians athletes who have successfully qualified into the Winter Olympics.
We can all agreed that a prominent history was made and even after seeing Malaysian contingent during the opening ceremony, we still can’t believe that it is actually happening –
That Malaysia is really participating in the Winter Olympics.
So, in the spirit of all the Olympics, let’s have a closer look at both of the young athletes that have made us proud even before the competition kicks off.
Julian Yee Zhi Jie
Sports: Figure Skating
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Men Single Skating
Rank: 22 in World Championship 2017 held in Helsinki FIN
Chosen as the official Malaysian Flag Bearer for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, this 20 years old kid from Subang has fought against all odds to get to where he’s standing now.
He started skating at the early age of four together with his two brothers who excelled on the sports and is fully supported by both of his parents, especially his mother who has accompanied him to his competitions. Crowdfunding from people who supported his dream has also helped ease his training towards Olympics 2018.
Watch him competes for Malaysia first Olympic gold medal. Malaysians in South Korea may head over to Gangneung Ice Arena armed with Jalur Gemilang to show your support!
Men Single Skating Short Program on 16 Feb 2018
Men Single Skating Free Skating on 17 Feb 2018
And now, we’re going to turn the spotlight to Jeffrey Webb, the Malaysian ski wunderkind. Read about his triumph in the second part of the article here.