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Anak Malaysia bergelar juara bina badan wanita Dunia buat kali ketiga

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Bendera Malaysia berkibar megah di Kejohanan Bina Badan dan Sukan Fizikal Dunia yang berlangsung di Pattaya pada hari Jumaat lalu.

Sejarah tercipta apabila peserta Malaysia, Lilian Tan mencipta sejarah dalam kategori bina badan wanita apabila menjadi wakil Asia pertama memenangi gelaran juara sebanyak tiga kali.

Sebelum ini Lilian menjadi juara di Bangkok pada tahun 2012 dan Mumbai pada tahun 2014.

Memetik kata-katanya seperti yang dilaporkan oleh akhbar The Star, dia berkata:”Saya tidak akan menaiki pentas tanpa membuat yang terbaik.

”Saya bergantung sepenuhnya kepada keyakinan untuk membawa saya sepanjang minggu lalu. Ini merupakan persiapan paling sukar dan mencabar buat saya.

“Saya mahu menunjukkan bentuk badan yang lebih baik daripada tahun 2014…oleh itu sayan menggunakan sepanjang 2015 untuk berusaha keras mencapai sasaran saya.”

Jurulatih kecergasan berusia 43 tahun itu menewaskan juara bertahan dari Vietnam Dinh Kim Loan dan Michele Steenhaut dari Belgium untuk merangkul gelaran juara.

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This Chinese labourer’s workout routine could be the next big thing

A humble Chinese migrant worker has been thrust into the spotlight for his self-taught fitness routines and gymnastics prowess.

The 23-year old Shi Shenwei works out at the construction site where he also works, doing pull-ups, chin-up pull overs, back up circles, all on the scaffolding. His filming is done using smartphones, and his cousin films most of his workouts, employing multiple angles.

Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

He now has more than a million followers on the Chinese app Kuaishou, and has been invited to participate in multiple mega talent shows. His social media followers know him as  “Brick Carrier Little Wei”.

Once weak and feeble, Shi was inspired by an online video promoting street workouts, which gave him the idea that workouts can be done anywhere. He relentlessly started working out at the construction site he worked at.

Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

“I found another self through body-building, a source of energy that came from within,” he said. “Online gaming could never give me that.” Shi told Reuters.

“While other people are eating and singing karaoke, I’m whole-heartedly focused on what I want to do,”

Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Looks like he found the perfect way to keep himself going on a 10-hour day job. Shi also plans to open up his own gym one day, and help out young men who face self-esteem and image issues like he did.

Watch him here:

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Malek Noor kecewa dengan atlet muda yang menggunakan steroid

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Pemenang enam kali gelaran Mr. Asia Datuk Abdul Malek Noor merasa sedih dan kecewa dengan sebilangan atlet muda yang menggunakan dadah peningkat prestasi (steroid) untuk mencipta nama dalam bidang sukan.

Malek Noor ketika ditemui Bernama di majlis rumah terbuka UMNO bahagian Muar berkata, walaupun ramai atlet muda yang mengetahui bahawa steroid boleh menghancurkan masa depan mereka, mereka dilihat tidak ambil peduli kerana mahu meningkatkan populariti.

Beliau berkata, penggunaan steroid dalam bidang sukan, terutamanya sukan bina badan, bukan satu jaminan untuk berjaya kerana tindakan sedemikian akan merosakkan sukan bina badan itu sendiri.

“Mereka (atlet) perlu bersih dan bebas dari penggunaan dadah kerana kerajaan memang serius dalam menghapuskan ancaman dadah, terutamanya dalam bidang sukan. Mereka perlu sedar bahawa tiada jalan singkat untuk berjaya.

“Mereka perlu berkerja keras dan berlatih dengan lebih gigih serta komited untuk berjaya. Bukan dengan menggunakan steroid,” ujar beliau.

Malek Noor yang juga merupakan finalist dua kali Mr. Universe dalam kategori Heavyweight berkata Malaysia mempunyai ramai atlet berbakat tetapi ianya akan menjadi sia-sia jika mereka tiada disiplin dan tahap komitmen yang tinggi.

Beliau berkata, walaupun di era keemasan pada tahun 80-an, dia tidak menerima sebarang makanan tambahan atau kemudahan seperti atlet sekarang yang menerima sokongan dan bantuan dari kerajaan menerusi Majlis Sukan Negara, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan serta Majlis Olimpik Malaysia, tetapi tidak mempunyai keinginan untuk menang.

“Kesungguhan atlet zaman kami sangat kuat. Walaupun banyak kekurangan, atlet zaman dahulu menunjukkan mental dan kebolehan fizikal yang kuat untuk berjaya. Mereka hanya sasarkan untuk menaikkan nama negara,” jelas beliau.

Atlet zaman sekarang bernasib baik kerana semua infrastruktur, kemudahan, sokongan termasuk sains sukan dan makanan tambahan telah disediakan dan insentif lumayan turut ditawarkan.

“Kerajaan telah berbelanja wang yang banyak untuk menjaga kebajikan mereka.

“Oleh itu, saya lihat tidak ada sebab untuk mereka tidak berjaya,” kata pemenang Olahragawan Negara 1985 itu.

 

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Atlet bina badan kebangsaan terima durian runtuh Hari Raya

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Durian runtuh Hari Raya Atlet bina badan negara Syarul Mike Mahen akan digunakan untuk persiapan beliau ke dua tugasan besar tahun ini.

Anak kelahiran Kuala Lumpur itu menerima RM 15,000 dari Skim Insentif Atlet (Shakam) selepas memenangi pingat emas dalam Kejohanan Bina Badan dan Sukan Fizikal Asia di Tashkent serta pingat perak dalam Kejohanan Bina Badan dan Sukan Fizikal Dunia di Bangkok tahun lalu.

Syarul merupakan penerima tertinggi dari 33 atlet kebangsaan yang menerima insentif, berjumlah RM 262,062.50 dari Menteri Belia dan Sukan Khairy Jamaludin di Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) semalam.

Atlet berusia 42 tahun itu berkata, dia akan menggunakan insentif itu untuk Kejohanan Bina Badan dan Sukan Fizikal Asia (Mr Asia) di Bhutan pada bulan Ogos dan Kejohanan Bina Badan dan Sukan Fizikal Dunia (Mr World) di Pattaya pada bulan November.

“Saya perlu berterima kasih kepada Kementerian Belia dan Sukan, Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN), Institut Sukan Negara (ISN) dan Persekutuan Bina Badan Malaysia serta penaja saya Celebrity Fitness dan Graduan Bersatu untuk sokongan yang diberikan,” kata Syarul.

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Decision on Sazali’s appeal to be announced soon

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The Malaysian Bodybuilding Federation (MBF) will most likely be making its ultimate decision regarding the appeal filed by national bodybuilder Sazali Samad in the nearest period possible.

Secretary Kamaruzaman Kadir claimed that the MBF Appeal Committee will be having its first conference in just a few more days to announce the details on reducing Sazali’s four-year suspension.

“I have sent a letter including all details of the case to the committee last Saturday. I am not sure when will the committee make their decision. Maybe it’ll be in another two or three days,” he told Bernama today.

“Till last night, I haven’t heard of any progress regarding the action. They will be informing me about their first conference. For now, we do not know which member of the committee will be handling it, we will only know during the conference.”

There is also a possibility for the 48 year-old athlete to be called in and justify himself.

“Whatever decision that will be made on this case and when will they announce it all depends on them. I don’t want to make any assumptions. However, it is for sure that this case will be settled soon.”

Previously, the Disciplinary Committee had handed the 10-time Mr Universe a four-year suspension after discovering that he failed an out-of-competition doling test conducted by the Malaysian Anti-Doping Agency (ADAMAS) on September 1, just weeks before the Asian Bodybuilding Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Sazali Samad files appeal on doping ban

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It has been confirmed that Malaysian bodybuilder Sazali Samad has proposed an official appeal regarding his four-year suspension, which was given to him after he failed his out-of-competition doping test last September.

The 10-time Mr Universe admitted to taking stimulants before he took part in the Asia Bodybuilding and Physique Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Sazali’s wife, Hashrine Hashim had stated the pair filed a media statement as soon as the appeal was sent.

“Any questions regarding the issue can be answered by Sazali’s lawyer or the PBBM,” Hashrine told Utusan.

Hashrine denied any requests to elaborate the appeal, whether was it to shorten the suspension or otherwise. She also did not give a reason to why the appeal was sent two days before the due date.

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Don’t compare Sazali’s case to Chong Wei’s case – Datuk Ahamad Shapawi

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The Chief Director of the National Sports Council (NSC), Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail strongly rejected claims of unfair treatment and poor handling over national bodybuilder Sazali Samad’s doping case.

Ahmad Shapawi and the Malaysian Youth and Sports Ministry were criticized of not giving the bodybuilder as much vindication as they did to protect national badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei.

“Why is there a need to compare his (Sazali) doping case and Chong Wei’s?” he told Berita Harian.

“Perhaps a lot might not understand it but Sazali’s case and Chong Wei’s case are very different. For Sazali’s case, he and the association did not pose any objection to the verdict.”

“This means that he admitted on cheating and this sort of action is a very big issue in the sports industry.”

“We can provide him our full support but in this case, Sazali himself accepted the verdict without any objection.”

“It is very different from Chong Wei’s case because since the start of the case, Chong Wei had defended himself and denied his fault. Therefore, do not accuse us of bias and treating them differently,” he added.

Recently, 10-time Mr Universe Sazali Samad was proven to have consumed steroids to elevate his performance after failing an out-of-competition doping test proposed by the Malaysian Anti Doping Agency (ADAMAS) on September 1.

The 48 year-old will be suspended for four years and his allowance of RM3,500 per month will also be retrieved.

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Sazali Samad handed 4-year suspension over doping scandal

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Legendary Malaysian bodybuilder Sazali Samad has been handed a four-year suspension by the Malaysian Bodybuilding Association (PBMM), after failing a doping test earlier this year.

The 48 year-old athlete opted to not open Sample B of the test as he accepted the suspension by claiming that he merely took a suplement product from a friend, without referring it to the National Sports Institute (ISN) prior to consuming it.

The suspension is effective immediately and it will be backdated to September 22, when the test results were initially released.

However, Vice-President of PBBM, Datuk Dr. Ahmad Badrus Othman was quick to point out that this was Sazali’s first offence, and that he was never involved in any doping scandal prior to this.

“I’d like to also inform that Sazali has never failed a doping test prior to this and was always a clean athlete while representing the country in some of the biggest competitions out there,” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.

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Bodybuilder Sazali’s title hopes dashed after injury setback

National bodybuilder Sazali Samad’s chances of claiming his 11th Mr. Universe title looks slim with his recent injury crisis.

What worries Sazali more is a torn muscle at the back of his body, reported to be as long as two centimeters.

“This has just been confirmed last week. For now, I’m waiting for further instructions from National Sports Council (NSC)’s doctors.”

“I had to reduce my training and give more attention to physio care,” said the 47 year-old, as quoted by Harian Metro.

The latest injury setback will mean that Sazali’s chances of going to the World Championships looks all but gone with four weeks left.

Sazali’s impressive record started in the year 2000 (Malacca). After that he continuously won the Mr. Universe title from 2004-2014. He has also won a record 9 Mr. Asia titles in his career.

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Bodybuilder Syarul Azman claims Mr Asia title

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National bodybuilder Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah made sure Malaysia brought home at least one “Mr Asia” title after winning the athletic physique category (165cm) at the Asian Body Building Championship in Uzbekistan.

The 42 year-old athlete was the only shining light among his teammates, who only managed one silver and two bronze medals.

“This is my highest achievement yet after ending in second and third place since I started in 2009.”

“I’m truly delighted with the win, till I had tears of joy. My wait is finally over,” he told Harian Metro.

The other national athletes include Tan Wei Yan, who won the silver in under-70 kg junior event, and bronze medals won by Rozaimi Abd Rani (above-60 kg) and Buda Anchah (above-70kg).

It is worth mentioning that nation’s top body builder Sazali Samad was unable to take part in this competition due to injury.