Malaysian Dodgeball Team Wins Silver Medal In First World Cup Appearance

They booked a place in the finals after beating Wales.

Cover image via High Commission of Malaysia's Facebook page

Before the Malaysian dodgeball team left for England to take part in the 2016 World Cup, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin challenged the team to pull off one or two surprises

The Malaysian dodgeball team.

Image via Cilisos

The 2016 Dodgeball World Cup was held from 14 to 17 April at Manchester, England.

The team had the perfect answer for his challenge as they came through with a silver medal in the men's category!

The Malaysian men's dodgeball team.

Image via Fourth Official

They booked a place in the finals after beating Wales 10-9 in a close match.

Sadly, they lost out to host England in the finals that was played at Manchester's National Basketball Arena

The English dodgeball team.

Image via World Dodgeball Association's Facebook page

The squad lost 3-14 to the more experienced English squad.

While this may seem like a terrible loss, the team had beaten other strong teams including USA and Egypt to make it to the finals

Malaysia who were drawn in Group B of the World Cup that was held from April 14 to 17, kicked off their campaign with a 11-7 win over the United States, before beating Scotland 14-5 and Northern Ireland 8-7 to book a place in the quarterfinals.

Awesome job, boys! Keep up the good work! Maybe a gold medal in the next World Cup? :D

Image via Gifsec

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