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Pasukan Dodgeball wanita Malaysia kini No.1 dunia!

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Pasukan dodgeball wanita Malaysia kini pasukan di kedudukan tertinggi dunia selepas memenangi pingat emas pertama di Kejohanan Dodgeball Dunia.

Persatuan Dodgeball Malaysia (MAD) memberi pengesahan kepada Malay Mail Online bahawa ini kali pertama pasukan wanita dari Malaysia menduduki tangga pertama di kedudukan dunia.

“Untuk 2016, pasukan wanita Malaysia kini berada di ranking #1 di dunia selepas menewaskan Kanada 6-5 untuk pingat emas dalam Kejohanan Dodgeball Dunia ke-5 anjuran Persekutuan Dodgeball Dunia (WDBF) di Melbourne, Australia,”kata mereka dalam satu kenyataan mengenai kemenangan mereka pada hari Sabtu lalu.

Pasukan lelaki Malaysia kekal di tangga kedua dunia selepas memenangi pingat perak selepas menewaskan lawan yang sama di kejohanan tersebut juga pada hari Sabtu.

Malaysia, yang telah menganjurkan Kejohanan Dodgeball Dunia pertama pada tahun 2012, telah menyertai lima edisi kejohahan tahunan itu.

Seorang wakil MAD memberitahu Malay Mail Online bahawa persembaha mereka tahun ini adalah yang terbaik untuk pasukan Malaysia, mengatasi kejohanan tahun lalu di mana skuad lelaki menang pingat perak dan skuad wanita sekadar merangkul pingat gangsa.

Skuad dodgeball lelaki turut merangkul pingat gangsa dalam kejohanan itu pada tahun 2013 dan 2014, sementara pasukan wanita merangkul pingat gangsa pada tahun 2012 dan 2014.

Menurut MAD, kedudukan setiap pasukan dalam ranking dunia oleh WDBF ditentukan menerusi keputusan di Kejohanan Dodgeball Dunia.

Pesuruhjaya Dodgeball Hong Kong Brian Li turut mengutus ucapan tahniah kepada Malaysia kerana bergelar juara dalam sukan yang sering didominasi oleh pasukan dari negara barat.

Dalam kenyataannya, dia berkata: “Kemenangan ini bukan sekadar untuk Malaysia, tetapi untuk seluruh Asia.”

MAD dijangka akan menyambut kepulangan “wira dodgeball negara” di KLIA2 awal pagi esok sejurus mereka tiba dari Australia.

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Malaysia muncul juara dunia dodgeball!

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Malaysia akhirnya bergelar juara dunia. Namun, bukan dalam bolasepak atau badminton, tetapi sukan dodgeball.

Pasukan wanita Malaysia menewaskan Kanada dalam perlawanan akhir untuk bergelar juara di Kejohanan Dodgeball Dunia 2016 di Australia kelmarin.

“Pasukan wanita kita berjaya!!! Pingat EMAS pertama untuk Malaysia. Menentang Kanada 6-5. Kami sangat berbangga dengan anda. Malaysia boleh!” umum Persatuan Dodgeball Malaysia (MAD) di Facebook rasmi mereka.

Pasukan lelaki Malaysia juga menunjukkan aksi cemerlang apabila berjaya merangkul pingat gangsa dengan juga menewaskan Kanada.

“Terima kasih Malaysia. Terima kasih kepada semua yang menyokong kami. Terima kasih kepada semua pemain yang bersungguh-sungguh. Terima kasih Persatuan Dodgeball Malaysia (MAD) kerana membawa Malaysia ke kedudukan sekarang. Terima kasih Persekutuan Dodgeball Australia kerana menganjurkan kejohanan yang sengit ini.

“Satu emas dan satu perak…tahun depan kami akan bawa pulang dua emas. Sekali lagi kami melakukan yang terbaik dan kami harap kami berjaya mengharumkan nama Malaysia,” kata MAD.

Selain Malaysia dan Kanada, turut serta dalam kejohanan tersebut adalah Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mexico, New Zealand, Kepulauan Pasifik, Singapura dan Amerika Syarikat.

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National dodgeball heroes will not receive SHAKAM incentive – NSC

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Despite making history by emerging as runner-ups in the Dodgeball World Cup, the Malaysian contingent will not be receiving the SHAKAM (Skim Hadiah Kemenangan Sukan) incentive as a reward for their achievements.

According to Datuk Ahmad Sepawi Ismail, who is the Director of the National Sports Council (MSN), dodgeball isn’t a recognized sport under the Malaysian Olympic Council (MOC). In fact, the Malaysian Dodgeball Federation (MDF) is not member of MOC, as of now.

“It’s not that we don’t want to reward them but the problem is, they have to be recognized as a sport to be given the SHAKAM incentive,” he told Berita Harian.

Photo Credit: Team Malaysia
Photo Credit: Team Malaysia

“They are also not listed as a prestigious sport and the Malaysian Dodgeball Federation is not listed as a committee in the Malaysian Olympic Council,” he explained.

The Malaysian dodgeball team surprised the entire dodgeball fraternity by making the finals of the World Cup, where they succumbed to a 3-14 defeat against home favourites, England.

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Mighty Malaysians succumb to England in Dodgeball World Cup final

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The national dodgeball team made the country proud when they came in second place at the inaugural Dodgeball World Cup (DWC) after losing 14-3 to host nation England at the National Basketball Arena in Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester, England earlier today.

Malaysia struggled to cope with the strength and pace of the English but they never gave up.

Photo Credit: Team Malaysia
Photo Credit: Team Malaysia

The team qualified for the final after valiantly beating Wales 10-9 in the semi-final last night. This was after the Malaysian dodgeball squad tore Egypt apart 14-1 in the last eight, after defeating United States 11-7, Scotland 14-5 and Northern Ireland 8-7 in group stages.

The Dodgeball World Cup consisted of eight countries from five continents and was held from April 15-16 Host nation England are the winners of the inaugural championships.

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Team Malaysia narrowly miss jackpot at Vegas Dodgeball Worlds

The Malaysian men and women’s dodgeball team made the country proud after clinching performing brilliantly to seal a stunning finish at the World Championships in las Vegas.

Photo credits: nstonline
Photo credits: nstonline

The men’s team achieved a second place finish, which is their best ever position, after hosts United States defeated them 7-6 in the decider. Canada, who lost to the Malaysians in the semi-final, took the third spot after edging Australia in the playoff.

The national contingent had earlier impressed in the group stages, with six wins and one loss, finishing second out of eight teams.

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Photo credits: facebook.com

On the other hand, the women’s team also lost to eventual champions US in the semis but came back to beat Canada 7-4 in the playoff to secure third place.

They had previously qualified from group stages after finishing fourth out of five teams, with two wins and three losses.