SEPANG – About 3,000 sports enthusiasts thronged the Bunga Raya Complex in Sepang today to celebrate the country’s sporting heroes, who returned from participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since Aug 5.
The Malaysian contingent won four silver medals and one bronze medal, the country’s best performance at the Games since it first participated in 1956.
The silver medals were obtained through badminton men’s singles ace Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (men’s doubles), Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles) and divers Pandelela Rinong/Cheong Jun Hoong in the 10m synchronised platform event.
Local sports fans started gathering at the Bunga Raya Complex lobby from 12 noon, and they comprised members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), University of Malaya (UM) students, and the national junior athletes.
The atmosphere was abuzz with exciting chants and the singing of national songs by fans while awaiting the arrival of the athletes. – BERNAMA