Friday, June 23, 2017

Happenings: BMW Group Malaysia announces its support for the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia (ISAM).

BMW Group Malaysia had announced its commitment to support the Malaysian National Team in Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating from the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia (ISAM) in their bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018. The premium automaker’s commitment with ISAM begins at the upcoming 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games KL 2017 where the Malaysian National Team aspires to bring home gold medals for the sport of figure skating and speed skating.

The support of BMW Group Malaysia for the sport of ice skating through ISAM reflects the premium automaker’s commitment to cultivate these progress-oriented qualities as well as belief in the potential of the Malaysian National team to aspire and excel in the international competitive scene. 

This is actually an achievable goal. It isn't really like the Jamaican bobsled team as even though Malaysia is a tropical country, we have a few indoor ice skating rings for our skaters to practice on (The ones at The Curve and Sunway Pyramid are two that I know of). No need to build a bobsled course or anything like that. It also a sport skill that some Malaysians now have. 

All the best Team Malaysia!

(From L-R) Dato’ Low Beng Choo, Secretary General of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM); Mr. Mohammad Fadzli Johan, President of the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia (ISAM); Yang Berbahagia Encik Nik Abd Kadir bin Nik Mohammad, Deputy Secretary General (Management) of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia; Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director & CEO; Mr. Raymond Tan, Head of Sales; and Mr. Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications of BMW Group Malaysia with the National Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating athletes.

 (From L-R) Mr. Han Sang Yun, Yang Berbahagia Encik Nik Abd Kadir bin Nik Mohammad, Dato’ Low Beng Choo with the National Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating athletes.
 Mr. Han Sang Yun speaking at the announcement ceremony.
 Yang Berbahagia Encik Nik Abd Kadir bin Nik Mohammad speaking at the announcement ceremony.
Mr. Mohammad Fadzli Johan speaking at the announcement ceremony.


PRESS RELEASE
BMW Group Malaysia announces its support for the Ice Skating Association of
Malaysia (ISAM).

Premium automaker commits to support the discovery and development of local talent in the

sport of figure skating and short track speed skating as well as help raise the profile of the

sport in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, 22 nd June 2017 – BMW Group Malaysia today announced its commitment to

support the Malaysian National Team in Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating from

the Ice Skating Association of Malaysia (ISAM) in their bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics

in 2018. The premium automaker’s commitment with ISAM begins at the upcoming 29 th

Southeast Asian (SEA) Games KL 2017 where the Malaysian National Team aspires to bring

home gold medals for the sport of figure skating and speed skating.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group

Malaysia said, “As a brand, we have always strongly believed in supporting sporting

initiatives for its potential to inspire, challenge limits and drive the competitive human spirit –

all of which are very essential to progress.”

Han added that the support of BMW Group Malaysia for the sport of ice skating through

ISAM reflects the premium automaker’s commitment to cultivate these progress-oriented

qualities as well as belief in the potential of the Malaysian National team to aspire and excel

in the international competitive scene.

“Through our partnership with ISAM, we hope to not only help raise the profile of the sport in

Malaysia but to also drive support for our Malaysian National team in the sport of Figure

Skating and Short Track Speed Skating at the coming SEA Games KL 2017 as well as

their bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.”, said Mr.

Han.

At the ceremony, Mr. Nik Abd Kadir bin Nik Mohammad, Deputy Secretary General

(Management) of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia said, “Our athletes have

always shown passion and ambition to excel – qualities that give me great confidence in

their potential to go far in the international sporting arena. It is really good to see that

private multinational companies such as BMW Group Malaysia share the same view point

of our local sportsmen and sportswomen. As we get closer to the upcoming SEA Games in

Kuala Lumpur and the qualifications for the Winter Olympics in 2018, I would like to urge

fellow Malaysians to get behind the Malaysian National team and show your support to give

them that extra boost for their ambitions.”

Mr. Mohamad Fadzli Johan, President of ISAM meanwhile, said, “We are grateful that BMW

Group Malaysia appreciates and believes in the potential of our athletes to succeed in the

sport of ice skating both regionally and internationally. We firmly believe that the support from

a leading corporation such as BMW Group Malaysia will help motivate and push our team to

greater heights in the competitions.”

BMW Group Malaysia’s commitment with ISAM will see the premium automaker support the

Malaysian National team with full skinsuits as well as crash and safety helmets. Additionally,

six athletes from the Short Track Speed Skating Elite Team will undergo a 4-month training

program in South Korea from May to August 2017. The premium automaker will also be

sponsoring the SEA Games Test Games by ISAM happening from the 13-16 July in Empire

City Mall.

The Figure Skating competition for the SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 will be held from

Friday, 25 th to Sunday, 27 th August 2017 while the Short Track Speed Skating competition will

take place from Monday, 28 th to Wednesday, 30 th August 2017. The Malaysian National

Team will be competing for 8 medals – 2 of which are for the Men and Women categories in

Figure Skating, and 6 medals for Short Track Speed Skating in the categories of Men,

Women, 500 metres, 1000 metres and 3000 metres relay. It is their aim to bring home at

least three gold medals from the prestigious regional sporting event.

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