All the fighters didn’t win at the end, but they fought to win. They fought a good fight.
Their fighting spirit won the honour higher then the champion.
Two days ago, the same story was unfolded during the Olympic badminton men’s singles final.
Lee Chong Wei bore the hope of 28 million Malaysians to win the first ever Olympic gold medal, to have the national anthem ‘Negaraku’ played and the national flag ‘Jalur Gemilang’ flown for the first time in the Olympic Games.
He fought his best with an injured leg to the end. He was 1 inch close to the winning. However all of us know the result, he was defeated by the Chinese player Lin Dan.
He didn’t lose. He won a sliver medal for the nation and many hearts from the world. That match even saved the reputation of badminton game in the Olympics.
I believe many of us learn from his fighting spirit, his humble disposition and his hard working attitude. Most important of all we learn to accept our failures but strive to achieve more.
This is not the end, there are more to come Malaysia! The world knows that we are not any easy opponent.
We need to always fight a good fight.