Badminton, Football, Gymnastics, Sports, Squash

13 shocking things you didn’t know about these Malaysian athletes

When Twitter was invented, the whole world rejoiced because it became so much easier to get in touch with your favourite celebrities.

Be it a local or international celebrity, you get to mention them in a tweet and retweet their thoughts, photos and funny videos. The celebrities loved it too, because they got to reach out to their fans without any invasion of privacy.

It also became relatively easier to learn more about them, simply by following their tweets. We know Cristiano Ronaldo plays football with his son, Michael Ballack is upset about the situation in Aleppo, and Nico Rosberg loves IWC Schaffhausen watches.

Likewise, here are a few things we observed about our very own local athletes. Enjoy!

1) Lee Chong Wei’s choice of music revolves around Yuna and Wang Lee Hom. 

The 35-year old follows local singer Yuna, and Chinese-American singer-songwriter Wang Lee Hom on Twitter, amongst other badminton players all over the world.

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2) Malaysian diver and Olympic medalist Pandelela Rinong loves her chili pan mee.

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Photo: Twitter via Pandelela

3) Pandelela is also a huge fan of South Korean boyband, Big Bang.

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4) Squash queen Nicol Ann David is your regular girl who loves Mr. Wolverine, Hugh Jackman.

5) Her choice of music include Nicki Minaj, Pink, Craig David, Kelly Rowland, and Alicia Keys.

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6) She has also challenged F1 racer Daniel Ricciardo to a squash game. Of course she won. 

7) Malaysian footballers Matt Davies (Pahang) and Darren Lok (JDT II) are literally BFF goals 

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8) If your guilty pleasures are Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, then there’s three things you have in common with national gymnast and gold medalist Farah Ann. 

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9) Her favorite football players are most probably these three guys; Syahrul Azwari (JDT), Ridzuan Abdunloh (Felda United) and Shahrul Saad (Perak FA).

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10) Footballer Safee Sali is a fan of Kim Kardashian West, David and Victoria Beckham. On that note, he’ll probably be launching his own fragrance or fashion line soon? 

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11) Malaysia’s football team captain Amri Yahyah enjoys watching Raja Lawak and his favourite comedian is most probably Zizan.

12) He is a Gooner at heart, and would choose Cristiano Ronaldo over Messi at any given time.

13) His favourite singer is none other than the legendary Datuk Siti Nurhaliza. 

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*Disclaimer: This list is based on social media observation and may or may not be true

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