Malaysia emerge runners-up in 2018 dodgeball world cup

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman (centre) in an earlier picture with the national dodgeball team. Also present is Malaysian Dodgeball Federation president Mas Ermieyati Samsudin. (Bernama pic)

MELAKA: The national men’s dodgeball squad emerged as runners-up in the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup after losing 11-15 to Australia in the final at Madison Square Garden, New York, in the United States, yesterday.

Malaysian Dodgeball Federation president Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said in a statement today that even though the team failed to meet the target of clinching the 2018 World Cup title, they did well to emerge runners-up.

“The Malaysian dodgeball squad will be coming back stronger for the qualifying of the Asia Pacific Championships 2019 to book a spot in the 2019 World Cup,” she said.

She said prior to entering the final, the national dodgeball team defeated former world champions England in the semi-finals yesterday.

“The path to the final was not easy. But the Malaysian dodgeball team put up their best performance to go through,” she said.