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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ratchanok Intanon - a fine example to follow....

BADMINTON
I have nothing else to say, but full of praise to this young, 18 year-old world champion .. RATCHANOK INTANON of Thailand..
A very good example for young athletes to follow..

May (as she is fondly called at home), just showed the world that being poor doesn't mean that you cannot play badminton and become world champions.
Badminton is quite an expensive game to play. In Malaysia, a common racket cost RM100 and a simple shuttlecock costs RM4 a piece. The rent of a badminton court ia RM10 per hour in most badminton halls. So, a child from a poor family earning less than RM1000 monthly can never have the chance to pick up badminton at an early age..., unless someone is willing to sponsor him/her...

The sad thing about rich parents in Malaysia is that - they tend to send their children to play games where they can get/earn money.. That is the trend. And..football (soccer) is always the first choice for boys.. Netball is always the first choice for girls...

Ratchanok @ May comes from a poor family. Her parents work as laborers in a sweet factory. They can't even afford to buy a refrigerator or a washing machine.. And, May plans to buy a refrigerator and a washing machine for her mother from what she earned for winning the world title last Sunday...
What can I say of this humble and well-disciplined young girl called Ratchanok Intanon...

I'm going to Bangkok next week for an official visit to the sports schools in Bangkok, and I hope I can meet this young girl called Ratchanok Intanon...

*Good Luck to you Ratchanok Intanon...
May you win more titles in the near future and show the world that coming from a poor background is not a setback to succeed in badminton... Good luck Thailand..

Have a nice day..

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