the miss universe pageants are more often than not won by fair maidens from the americas or europe. this year, miss angola (where?) won it.
the world no.1 in men's tennis has been traditionally an american, swede, german, spaniard or swiss. this year, it's a serbian. (where?)
the men's sprint king(s) are usually americans. this year, the jamaicans are the stars.
the F1 has been dominated previously by ferrari, mclaren or mercedes but not anymore. red bull is actually a drink.
the world, encompassing sports & politics, is evolving. people from lesser known countries are gaining prominence. is it in the genes, diet, upbringing, training methods, political systems or climate that determines winners?
the only malaysian sports personality that has consistently gain international attention (for the right reasons, mind you!) is nicole david, & to a certain extent, lee chong wei. after millions poured into sports by the govt plus mega-bucks private sponsors, what has our sportsmen/women achieved on the global arena?
doubles pair koo kien keat-tan boon heong says it all. after 5 years, they have chosen to part company with coach rexy manaiky. when you have an illustrious ex-world champion as coach, & you chose to train under an unknown to revive your flagging careers, you know you're done & toasted. (read here) better hang up your rackets and/or have your heads examined than embarass the country.
perhaps i wrote in haste. after all, who would have thought miss angola could be miss universe & a serb could be triple grand slam winner?
and, america never had a afro-american as president until recently. in the same vein, is it possible USA can win the rugby world cup currently playing in auckland? after all, how much different is american football?
well, let's see if koo-tan could be part of a new world order.