Myisha Mohd Khairul, the national junior women’s singles player, will get an RM10,000 reward from the Johor government for winning the 2022 Dutch International Series in Wateringen, the Netherlands, recently.
Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, the Johor Menteri Besar, expressed his pride and happiness over the achievement of the Johor Bahru-born athlete.
He described the award as a token of gratitude for the 20-year-old’s international achievements on behalf of the state and country.
“Congratulations! The Myisha I know is a very committed athlete and always works hard to achieve results.
“Hopefully, this victory will also inject and inspire other young athletes in Johor in uplifting the name of the state and country on the world stage,” he posted on his Facebook page today.
Myisha won the 70-minute final after overcoming a tight battle from her compatriot Siti Nurshuhaini Azman, winning 21-19, 18-21, 21-19.
Myisha’s father, Mohd Khairul Hood, 50, was reported to be expressing his hope that the achievement of the second child of three siblings, affectionately known as Caca, would inspire her to achieve even greater success in the future.
“This is a good start for Caca, who started playing badminton when she was eight years old, (although) there is still a lot to improve.
“Therefore, I hope that this success will make Caca more enthusiastic and work harder to achieve success after success,” said Mohd Khairul, who lives in Pasir Gudang.
This is her first senior-level victory on the international stage, and it could not have come at a better time to prepare for the Uber Cup competition in Bangkok, Thailand, from the 8th to the 15th of May.