It is not everyday that we hear about the triumphs and achievements of our very young local talents especially when that talent is being showcased at an international platform.
On 26th April 2017 Malaysians were fortunate enough to hear about Xtreme, Team Malaysia who represented the nation at the 2017 International Cheer Union - Junior World Cheer Championship at The Walt Disney World All-Star Sports Resort, Florida USA.
The championship which ran from the 26th April to the 28th April 2017 saw approximately 70 participating countries, including host country USA, Canada, Mexico, European countries such as Germany, France, Ukraine and Asian countries such as Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines. The estimated crowd numbers were at least 100,000 excluding officials, tourists, local and travelling fans.
It was indeed a very proud moment for all Malaysians as this was the first time the International Cheer World Championship had organised a world cheer competition for a junior category (age 12-16) and our extremely excited junior team were able to compete at an international level.
Xtreme Team Malaysia is a cheer team consisting of 16 young and talented Malaysian high school students aged between 14 to 16. These students come from various schools namely Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kepong, Sri KL International School and Sri KDU International School. A whole year of vigorous training coupled with consistency, perseverance and unrelenting efforts, these amazing individuals came in 3rd in their category, bringing home the bronze medal.
This afternoon MAG speaks to Lim Chin Hao, the Head Coach of Xtreme Team and finds out how he feels about his outstanding cheerstudents.