Usain Bolt saying goodbye to his fans in Kingston, Jamaica, recently. File pic

I REFER to your report, “Well done, son ” (NST, June 12).

Two victories by two young Malaysians brought fame and honour to our nation.

Swimmer Welson Sim, 20, splashed his way to victory
in the 400m freestyle gold
in Monte Carlo, breaking his
national record in the pro-
cess.

Sim also beat Olympic champion from Australia, Mack Horton, on the way to his record-breaking feat

In Singapore, bowler Rafiq Ismail, 24, beat Ryu Ji-hoon of South Korea 266-244 in the
first match of the men’s open stepladder final to secure S$20,000 (RM62,000).

Malaysians are passionate about their sport, whether
as participants or supporters.

Sports brings us together, builds communities and lets us celebrate the joy of movement and skill.

Sports also holds a mirror up our society.

Recently, 30,000 Jamaicans bade farewell to 100m world record holder Usain Bolt, who gave his victory run for the 100m in 10.03 seconds.

Fans jammed Kingston’s National Stadium to honour him with a fireworks display.

Sport makes a great contribution to the wellbeing of our society, both mental and physical, at a time when life is becoming more and more sedentary, with 13.3 per cent Malaysians obese and 38.5 per cent overweight.

Let’s celebrate victories and create a sporting culture among Malaysians.

C. SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU

Seremban, Negri Sembilan

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