Monday, December 16, 2013

Malaysia’s Women Hockey Sets World Record

Malaysia’s women hockey squad sets a world record when the national side thrashed Cambodia 36-0 at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on Saturday. This represents the biggest scoreline ever in hockey history. It works out to a goal at an average of one minute and 56 seconds. Eighteen goals were hammered in, in the first half and another 18 goals in the second half in the 70-minute match held in Thein Phyu Stadium, Yangon. 

Earlier the record for the most number of goals scored was held by Argentina when they walloped Peru 26-0 in the South American Women Hockey Championships in Santiago, Chile on March 23, 2003. That record was equalized on Friday when Thailand beat Cambodia 26-0 in the same SEA Games in Myanmar. 

On the same Saturday (i.e. December 14, 2013), I went to EcoGreen Organic located in Jalan Aminuddin Baki in KL’s Taman Tun Dr Ismail to participate in the Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club’s Tall Tales Contest. There were nine contestants in total and we were expected to deliver our speeches in three to five minutes. 

When it was my turn, I told the audience that I was a female roach-like alien! 

The results were distressingly, predictable. Yet, again, for the umpteenth time, I came in second place!

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