Malaysian hockey has come a long way in recent years, with the national team winning numerous regional tournaments and performing well on the international stage. One player who stands out from the crowd is Lim Teck Sin, one of Malaysia’s most successful and celebrated hockey players.
Lim was born in 1995 in Kuala Lumpur and first took up hockey at the age of 12. After joining the local hockey association three years later, his talent and determination quickly shone through, leading to his selection for the junior national team at just 18 years old.
Since then, Lim has gone from strength to strength. Within five years, he had won a staggering four gold medals at major international tournaments – the South East Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2014 and 2015, the Asian Games in 2014 and 2016, as well as two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and 2020.
At club level, Lim has been just as impressive. In 2019 he joined Japanese club Sakore Mizunami and helped them to their first ever league title that same year. He also won several individual awards throughout his career include the Most Valuable Player award at both SEA Games tournaments he competed in.
It’s no surprise then that Lim is so highly regarded by Malaysian hockey fans and players alike. He combines an impeccable work ethic with an almost unrivalled level of skill on the pitch, making him one of Malaysia’s most successful athletes in recent memory.
His achievements are a testament to what hard work can accomplish – Lim continues to be an inspiration for young Malaysian hockey players who seek to emulate his success.
Malaysia has a lot to be proud of in their hockey scene. Recently, there has been a great focus on one particular player: Mohd Faisal Firdaus.
Faisal, a 19-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, is quickly becoming one of the most popular players on the Malaysian hockey scene. His sheer talent and skill have been a major part of the momentum behind Malaysia being able to take home first place at the Asian Games in August 2018, as well as Bronze at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
Aside from his impressive tournament performances, Faisal has been making headlines for his numerous achievements on the club level. He was recently named best player at the Kuala Lumpur e-League tournament, where he led his team in a dominating performance that earned them their first title.
Furthermore, Faisal is also consistently receiving praise from top international players, such as Australia’s Jamie Dwyer and India’s Sandeep Singh, who both joke about wanting to be ‘Faisal when they grow up’. This recognition from renowned players from other countries is an example of how Faisal is becoming an inspiration for many members of the hockey community both locally and abroad.
Malaysia has had many great players over the years, but what makes Faisal really stand out is his passion for hockey and how it translates into great performances on the pitch. He can pick any play he wants and make it happen in seconds while massively outshining opponents in every tournament he plays in.
Overall, it can be said that Faisal has changed Malaysian hockey for the better by putting Malaysia on the map with MVP performances at high level tournaments and inspiring players from all across the world with his relentless dedication to improving himself as a hockey player and consequently producing awe-inspiring results time after time.