Monday, March 20, 2006

Final Men's 20km Walk

Today during lunch I decided to 'catch snake' and went down to Docklands to check out the Walking Competition that was going on there. I missed out on the marathon on Sunday so I don't intend to miss this one today!

I've missed out on the Women's Final which took place this morning but the Men's Final was just about to start. There were people everywhere eventhough it was a working day and you would think there won't be too many people coming, so wrong!

A few minutes before the race, the athletes came out to the applause of the crowds. There were 3 Australian competitors, 3 English, 1 Indian, 1 Fijian and 1 Malaysian! Malaysia Boleh!

The athletes had only a few minutes to warm up. The Malaysian candidate was Abdullah Mohd Sharrulhaizy who won Gold in the Southeast Asian Games in Manila last year. Let's see what he can do today.

All the athletes were introduced one by one to the crowds. That's Abdullah waving his arms to the crowd when he was introduced, he's number 1693. Wish you all the best mates!

The athletes getting ready...steady...

Go! The race started just before noon and its estimated to finish in 1 1/2 hours walking 20km in 10 laps around the areas here at Docklands. I didn't have time to watch the whole race because I had to get back to work if I don't want to get the sack!

However I did managed to stay for a couple of laps before taking off. I later found out that the Australians took all the medals! Gold went to Nathan Deakes #1033 and Silver went to Luke Adams #1020.

Bronze went to Jared Tallent #1074 seen here walking alongside Parayil Jalan #1502 from India who finished 5th. Not too bad I supposed.

David Kimutai Rotich #1629 came in at number 4 just 2 minutes before Jared Tallent.

All 3 English walkers came in 6th, 7th and 8th places namely Daniel King #1340, Dominic King #1341 who happen to be twin brothers and Andrew Penn #1351 respectively.


The Fijian walker Dip Chand #1416 did not finish the race and Abdullah Mohd Sharrulhaizy #1693 got disqualified for running I think coz you can see from this photo that both his feet are off the ground which is enough for disqualification! Malaysia Boleh!

25 comments:

Stargazer said...

Haih..there goes another medal for Msia! Btw, I like your "chiak zhua" expression! ;)

QuaVadis said...

Wahlau, u really went to snake temple and liak chua...can even watch the whole race until habis....and just when I was about to forward my email to WSK and Ministry of Tourism and STB on praising you and your blog and that they should hire you..and suddenly you write about liak chua... how like that!!! hahahahaha

Anyway, good job and realised you can also be a race steward also..considering you managed to catch a photo of our malaysian runner with both feet not on the ground..bravo....(now am thinking....maybe you are one of the games volunteer....to catch on Malaysian atheletes who are not obeying the rules...hahahahahahaha)

Okay..enough of pulling you leg.. keep it up and once again...good job.... really enjoy your blog..

Alex said...

haha wuching, nice post. shud haf snapped some pics when the marathon was held near my place.. but it's a sunday morning ar!!

nvm lar, msia won 2 gold medals today. too bad nicol david crashed out.

p/s hows king kong

Che-Cheh said...

Wah Msia really boleh. But Australian guy #1020 should also be disqualify(picture no. 7). :p

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

*look at wuching in the eyes......

Tell me truthfully, say in a match or something...does your heart screams for Malaysia Boleh or for OZ?

Wuching said...

stargazer: poor abdullah! what a waste..

quavadis: i'm the snake king man! if wsk wants to hire me he'll have to put up with my snakes! hahahaha!

alex: yaloh, i missed out on sunday oso, kicking myself! :( malaysia is not bad lah considering, can win a few medals also..king kong was good, thank you very much..i owe u one, won't forget it ;)

che-cheh: i had a good look at picture # 7, he still has his lf\eft foot touching the ground so that's ok. hehe

5xmom: *looking back into 5xmom's mesmerizing eyes..hypnotised already! LOL but seriously i have to support australia because i'm an aussie now.

Che-Cheh said...

Hahaha so I was right. You were one of the judges there.

KpgNangkaBoy said...

Brilliant....ur photo taking skills damn kau lart. The Malaysian runner's feet off the ground also u managed to capture. U should have gone to see the badminton mixed team event yesterday....Malaysia Boleh!

Jeremy C said...

MALAYSIA BOLEH....in other words, can-or-nots?

give you a big bowl of kampua and kompia then you tell me if you feel more malaysian or not?!

good job, mate!

yothemans.com said...

diu .........why does malaysian always get disqualify for running?
I think last time that china lady representing Msia also got disqualify for running.

maybe there is a medal for disqualified

suituapui said...

Wah! I thought YOU were taking part in the walk! Kiasu, don't want to kalah to kennysia & his marathon! These walks very funny lah...the men walk with their kachui left-right-left-right...like pondan! Malaysians not good at that so tendency to run and get disqualified!

suituapui said...

Oh gosh! More from WSK's self-appointed political secretary...QV! Ha ha ha!!! Alex wanna u 2 review KingKong. Wonder why? He likes hairy things kah? Ha ha ha!

Wuching said...

che-cheh: nolah! how can i be judge & still get to take pictures too, no allow u know!

KNB: badminton? i too cheapskate to buy ticket lah, only attend free events one! my ass too tight! hahaha!

jeremy: MALAYSIA BOLEH! malaysia not bad mah, better than some other countries..i think ranking #8? part of me will always be malaysian lah, the foochow smell never disappear one! smell like kampua & kompia lah!

yotheman: too excited mah! tai kam jiong! MALAYSIA BOLEH!

STP: cheh! me competing? paiseh lah! who say malaysians no good at walking like pondan? so many in sibu's smc park leh & behind museum in kuching also! get them to compete, sure win! QV has powderful friends in high places hor! alex likes hairy things? is that why he comes to australia coz angmoh very hairy one! hahahaha!

QuaVadis said...

Wuching...They are a lot of pondan and not to mention soft character guys who claims they are straight but only god knows if they are..who can walk like a pondan really well, I am sure that they are some of those working in the various government agencies in Sarawak.

STP...Am not self appointed pol. sec.. was just praising wuching and commending on what he can do and what can be done....anyway..ain't your best friend Robert Lau Hoi Chew? So why talk so much.... hahahahaha

Jacky said...

How could you? Forgot your roots :)

Where's the coverage on badminton??

Amelia said...

Nice photos & coverage, pal.

Cocka Doodle said...

Malaysia boleh meh? I usually judge the country's performance by the nos. of medals vs the population.

Wuching said...

jacky: i 'd gladly cover badminton if given the chance but have to buy ticket to go see & i'm too tight ass! hahaha

amelia: thankz mate!

cocka doodle: MALAYSIA BOLEH!

suituapui said...

Wah! U seem to know those places where u can find pondans very well! Regular client kah? Yalah! QV...only knows the tua-liap people! Hey! I know RLHC cos he's sitting on the school board lah!!! And dont u dare say I angkat-angkat or "hu lampha"!!! Am not the sort! My own already heavy enuf to "hu"!

Wuching said...

STP: shh..quietly please! don't talk about pondans anymore.. QV only knows tua-liap ppl, don't want to know say-liap ppl like me kah? nevermind, use a wheel barrel can carry ur own lampah but get a big lorry to carry RLHC's lampah! hahahaha!

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA aiyo...wuching..i dnt know if u say liap or tua liap lah.... STP...who say u dnt hu lampah..ooh..rite..u dnt now days..but for a while before the hols..i cld recall you were doing a lot of hu lampah at someone's blog hahahahaha

and yeah Wuching..how come u know so well where to find the pondans :P as STP said..frequent customer ke hahahahaha

Wuching said...

QV: enuff with the pondans lah..shh..

QuaVadis said...

okie sir...hehehe...shh it shall be... hahahaha

Jacky said...

I watched the badminton coverage on Astro :) Malaysia got the mixed team Gold!

Wuching said...

QV: huh? what u talking about?

jacky: MALAYSIA BOLEH!