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Did Olympic Swimmer Helen Smart Die From Vaccine SADS?!

Did former Olympic swimmer Helen Smart die suddenly in her sleep from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Helen Smart Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Helen Smart died suddenly in her sleep, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the former Olympic swimmer died from COVID-19 vaccine Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)!

The People’s Voice : Healthy Olympic Swimmer ‘Dies Suddenly’ Following Booster Shot

Died Suddenly : Olympic swimmer Helen Smart Dies Suddenly at age 43: ‘Can’t comprehend’

Her grieving husband, Craig Smart, took to the school’s Facebook page to pay tribute to his beloved wife.

William Makis MD : BREAKING NEWS: Olympic swimmer Helen Smart, age 43 (working as teacher in Wigan, UK) died suddenly in her sleep on Aug.12, 2023!

Was found dead by her 4 yo daughter: “Daddy, I can’t wake mummy up” She had gone paddle boarding hours before death #DiedSuddenly #cdnpoli #ableg

Expose Them : Former Olympic swimmer Helen Smart (formerly Don-Duncan) died suddenly at the age of 42. She was the head teacher at Worsley Mesnes Primary School. In 2022 the school promoted covid vaccination for children 5 and up.

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No Evidence Helen Smart Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all sudden deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists…

Fact #1 : Helen Smart Died Suddenly In Her Sleep

Helen Smart (born Helen Don-Duncan on 9 June 1981) was an English competitive backstroke swimmer, who represented England in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, and Great Britain in the 2000 Olympics Games in Sydney.

She retired from competitive swimming after the 2000 Sydney Olympics – 23 years ago, and began a career in teaching. She eventually became the headteacher of Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School in Wigan.

On Friday, 11 August 2023, the former Olympian and her brother, Robert, drove both their families and their parents to Cumbria, to celebrate Robert’s 40th birthday.

Their extended family stayed at a large cottage at the banks of Lake Coniston, where Helen went paddle boarding that evening. Hours later, she went to bed at midnight, saying that she was tired.

At around 4 AM in the morning, Helen’s 4 year-old daughter, Heidi woke up and tried to get in bed with her. That was when Helen was found unresponsive. Her mother, Linda, detailed what happened to Mailonline:

We are just in so much shock. You jump from believing it to not believing it. She had been paddle boarding a few hours before and had never even been ill apart from her knees swelling from swimming.

We’re distraught. They don’t know what it is but they think it must have happened shortly after she went to bed. She just died in her sleep.

At midnight, she went to bed telling me: ‘I’ll go to bed now mum as I know I’ll be woken at 6am by Heidi. I just want to get some sleep in as I’ve had a long day.

Heidi had woken up in the night and tried to get into bed with her. She said to her daddy: ”Mummy won’t wake up’. He said: ”Oh she must be very tired Heidi – you go back to bed.”

He put the torch on and he said later that when he looked he could tell. Robert woke us up at 4am and said: ‘Mum, dad you need to keep up – we think Helen’s died. We just ran up and followed up and there she was in bed

I touched her foot and she was cold. I walked round and to the side of her and she looked asleep but you could tell she was gone. I just said: ”Why couldn’t it have been me.” I would have happily swapped places with her. That’s not the way round it should have been. I just thought, no no.

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Fact #2 : Helen Smart’s Cause Of Death Is Still Unknown

It is still unknown HOW or WHY Helen Smart died in her sleep. Her family has not publicly mentioned her cause of death. Even when her husband, Craig Smart, released a statement, he did not mention that her cause of death:

She loved the school, staff, children and parents so much. She was so proud to reach her goal of being headteacher.

She used to say to me all the time she could never see herself at another school. She was Worsley Mesnes through and through!

I remember only last week she said her goal was to get the school to outstanding and that she had the right staff to achieve this.

I hope you all keep learning like champions. Please learn from this and live your best life, no regrets.

Take lots of photos, make memories and keep smiling just like Helen always did! Love to you all!

It is unknown if an autopsy has been conducted, but until and unless her family or the coroner reveals her official cause of death, anyone who claims that Helen Smart / Helen Don-Duncan died from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

Fact #3 : Helen Smart Was Well Before Her Death

Anti-vaccination activists are suggesting that Helen Smart “died suddenly” from vaccine SADS or some vaccine injury, because she was perfectly healthy and well before her sudden death.

As I pointed out earlier – Helen Smart was paddle boarding just hours before her death. That suggests that she was healthy, and not suffering from myocarditis / pericarditis that is often blamed on mRNA vaccines, or any “vaccine injury” for the matter.

Just because she was not ill earlier, does not mean she died from a COVID-19 vaccine side effect. There are many causes of sudden death during sleep – stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, heart disease, etc.

Until and unless an autopsy is conducted, and her official cause of death is known, we simply do not know why Helen Smart died suddenly in her sleep, much less blame her death on COVID-19 vaccines.

Fact #4 : No Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Cause SADS

After billions of doses were administered worldwide over the last 2.5 years, there is still no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

In fact, this is a rather ludicrous claim as SADS was first documented in 1977 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

SADS also occurs at a rate of 0.12 to 0.21 per 100,000 people every single year. In other words, approximately 9,000 to 16,000 people die from SADS every single year, before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may tell you – SADS is not a new vaccine-related syndrome.

SADS is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest. That’s why it can be prevented by implanting a cardioverter-defribillator.

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Fact #5 : Unknown If Helen Smart Was Vaccinated

Despite claims that Helen Smart was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that she ever received the COVID-19 vaccine. Her COVID-19 vaccination status has never been made public.

Even though The People’s Voice (formerly known as NewsPunch) declared in its title that Helen Smart died suddenly “following booster shot”, there is no evidence she received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose recently, or even at all.

It is possible that Helen Smart was unvaccinated against COVID-19. After all, the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United Kingdom.

In fact, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless her family reveals her COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Helen Smart was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us have any evidence of that.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Helen Smart was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, she would have received her doses more than a year ago! She cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Fact #7 : Claims Of COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Often Proven False

Most claims of sudden deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false. Here is the latest dozen of other false sudden death claims!

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next death or tragedy…

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David Jenkins Died From SADS, Not Vaccine!

Find out why David Jenkins – Olympic diver Tom Daley’s coach, died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), and not from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : David Jenkins Who Trained Tom Daley Died From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that David Jenkins died suddenly while swimming, anti-vaccination activists immediately claimed that the 31 year-old coach for Olympic diver Tom Daley was a victim of COVID-19 vaccine SADS!

Here are some examples on social media:

The number of Suddenlynitis deaths, keeps growing.
31 year old David Jenkins, who was Tom Daley’s Olympic diving coach, was found collapsed in a swimming pool
Another jabbed victim of ‘SADS’ (sudden adult death syndrome)

Team GB’s Olympic diving coach David Jenkins dies aged 31 as tributes flood in – The Sun THE VAX IS KILLING

Sudden adult death syndrome= shitty sons of bitches stupid enough to believe that a safe vaccine can be developed in six months. Now those bastards are dying like flies. Let them serve as a lesson.

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Truth : David Jenkins Died From SADS, Not Vaccine!

It’s now a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccination activists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : David Jenkins Was Found Unconscious Underwater

David Jenkins, who was Tom Daley’s Olympic diving coach, went for a swim before dinner at a hotel in the Turkish city of Antalya on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

He had spent the day training the Great Britain diving squad, following their success at the summer Olympics.

At 7:20 PM, the National Performance Director for British Diving (at that time), Alexei Evangulov, was about to sit down for dinner, when a hotel staff member asked for him, “Please come with me, one of your team members is in the pool and he doesn’t go out.

The staff member explained that Jenkins was “doing exercises in the water and then died underwater“. When Evangulov arrived at the pool, he saw Jenkins “lying at the bottom… face up, and had his goggles on“.

He called for an ambulance, and pulled David Jenkins out of the pool with the help of a swimming coach from Denmark.

David Jenkins was taken to a hospital where doctors attempted to resuscitate him, and his heart came “in and out” for just under an hour. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at around 9 PM.

Fact #2 : David Jenkins Often Holds Breath Underwater

The UK inquest into his death was told that David Jenkins was a fan of exercises in which he would hold his breath underwater for long periods of time, in line with the Wim Hof Method.

The Wim Hof Method is named after the Dutch extreme athlete who holds his breath underwater in freezing temperatures, and uses the Tibetan Tummo meditation to increase the time by which the practitioner can hold his/her breath underwater.

This may or may not have been a factor in his death, but it would certainly explain why he was found at the bottom of the pool.

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Fact #3 : Autopsy Confirmed David Jenkin’s Cause of Death

An autopsy of David Jenkins with a toxicology test were conducted not only in Turkey, but also in the United Kingdom by Dr. Deirdre McKenna. The toxicology results showed that he had not been drinking, and he did not consume recreational drugs before he died.

While the autopsies showed nothing unusual, an inquest at North London Coroners Court concluded that David Jenkins died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), also known as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome,

Assistant Coroner for North London Peter Straker explained how it can strike young, healthy people, and that they suffer an arrhythmia before the heart stops.

There have been some high-profile cases including famously, the footballer Christian Eriksen, whose heart stopped while he was on a football field.

He had advanced life support available almost instantly. You can imagine what the result would have been if he was in a pool, if that is of any use.

The coroner concluded that David Jenkins died of natural causes, specifically – adult cardiac death.

Fact #4 : SADS Is An Inherited Heart Condition

It is ludicrous to claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS), because SADS was first documented in 1977 – long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

Despite what anti-vaccination activists may tell you – SADS is not a new vaccine-related syndrome.

SADS is an inherited problem with your heart’s electrical system, which produces an abnormal heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest. That’s why it can be prevented by implanting a cardioverter-defribillator.

SADS also occurs at a rate of 0.12 to 0.21 per 100,000 people every single year. In other words, approximately 9,000 to 16,000 people die from SADS every single year, before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

The UK Office for National Statistics data on Sudden Adult Deaths from 2016 to 2020 also showed NO INCREASE in SADS cases, demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the prevalence of SADS.

Note : There is no 2021 data until sometime in December 2022. The 2020 data was only released on 22 December 2021.

Vaccination in the United Kingdom started on 8 December 2020, with over a million doses administered by end of the month. Despite (false) claims that the vaccines cause SADS, that did not result in an increase in SADS cases.

Years Sudden Adult Death
Syndrome Cases
2016 116
2017 63
2018 53
2019 87
2020 115

Read more : Young Athletes At High Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest!

Fact #5 : Unknown If David Jenkins Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Anti-vaccination activists claim that David Jenkins was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. However, there is no evidence of that, as he never publicly revealed his vaccination status.

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United Kingdom, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

Until and unless we know his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who claims that David Jenkins was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine is lying to you.

Even if David Jenkins was vaccinated, he would likely received the AstraZeneca vaccine, which does not have the small risk of myocarditis in young adult (younger than 25 years old).

Fact #6 : Claims Of Athletes Dying From COVID-19 Vaccine Proven False

This is yet another example of anti-vaccination activists abusing athlete deaths / injuries to create and propagate FAKE NEWS about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

So far, claims of athlete deaths / injuries due to the COVID-19 vaccine have been proven false at every instance.

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Did Twitter Suspend Aaron Blunck For Praising China?!

Did Twitter suspend US Olympic skier Aaron Blunck for praising China?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what’s really going on!

 

Claim : Twitter Suspended Aaron Blunck For Praising China!

Chinese netizens and Sinophiles are outraged about the news that Twitter suspended US Olympics skier Aaron Blunck after he praised China for their “stellar job with the whole COVID protocol”.

It was first covered by South China Morning Post (SCMP), and here is an excerpt from their article :

Three-time Olympian Aaron Blunck said he was suspended from Twitter after he and his US ski teammates praised China for its “stellar” operations at the Olympic Village.

“They have honestly done a stellar job with the whole Covid protocol,” the 25-year-old told reporters in the press room, before criticising biased coverage of the Games. “I didn’t really know what to expect, being stateside you’ve kind of heard some pretty bad media, and that is completely false – it’s actually been phenomenal.”

The 25-year-old said his Twitter account was then suspended, as he resorted to Instagram to protest the social platform’s unexplained decision, reposting a fan’s comment that read: “Aaron Blunck [is] out here telling the truth and getting punished by his own government.”

Blunck further shared a commentator’s tweet accusing the US government of being behind his account being shut down: “Twitter has executed the order of the Western ruling cabals … Punishment comes pretty fast.” Blunck tagged Twitter and asked: “what’d I do?”

Immediately, Chinese netizens (or bots?) and Sinophiles leaped onto the bandwagon, accusing the United States of censoring Aaron Blunck :

“Washington reviews all posts made about China and Russia.. freedom of speech?

“Free speech in the United States has taken its knife to apolitical athletes. If China is good, ban it. If China is bad, give the green light. Shame!”

“US athlete Aaron Blunck praise the Beijing Olympics… saying it’s one of the best Olympics he’s been to. Everything negative you read in western media is fake news. His Twitter account was suspended immediate after. That’s fast!!”

“Team US athletes [sic] Aaron Blunck’s Twitter account got suspended after telling the truth about China at the press conference. Freedom of speech is dead in America!”

 

Truth : Twitter Did Not Suspend Aaron Blunck For Praising China!

This is so lame, I cannot believe I have to actually write about it, or that SCMP’s standards have dropped so low….

Fact #1 : Aaron Blunck’s Twitter Account Was Not Suspended For Long

I have no idea if the Account suspended screenshot is genuine, but assuming it was – the suspension didn’t last very long.

As early as 12:01 AM on 15 February 2022, Aaron Blunck’s Twitter account (@Aaron_Blunck) was active and not suspended, nor deleted.

In fact, his Twitter account gained about 600 new followers in the last day or so, up from 5,655 to over 6,200 after the story broke.

Fact #2 : Aaron Blunck Has Not Used Twitter Since July 2021

Aaron Blunck has not been active on Twitter, posting his last tweet on 3 July 2021.

He did not tweet anything during the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games, so why would Twitter suspend his account?

Is he suggesting that Twitter suspended his account for… not posting anything? Or that they saw his interview, and decided to punish him by suspending his inactive account?

Fact #3 : Aaron Blunck Was Suspended Earlier

According to the Wayback Machine archives, Aaron Blunck was suspended on Twitter earlier – approximately 5 September 2021 until 14 February 2022.

It is quite likely that his Twitter account was suspended back then, because it was hacked :

  • His Twitter account was also hacked back in 2012.
  • Before February 2018, he only tweeted about his snowboarding games.
  • From February 2018 until May 2021, he didn’t post anything.
  • But from May to June 2021, his account was spamming posts on bitcoin mining.

Obviously, the 2021-2022 suspension had nothing to do with the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Fact #4 : Aaron Blunck Still Has Not Posted On Twitter

Even now that it is obvious to everyone (including himself) that his Twitter account is no longer suspended, Blunck has NOT posted anything, not even to address his earlier claim.

For someone who raged against Twitter on Instagram, it is peculiar how he continues NOT to post on Twitter, not even to castigate Twitter for his suspension.

Quite a few people have asked Blunck about his Twitter suspension, but he has also not responded.

Fact #5 : Aaron Blunck Press Conference Videos Are Still On Twitter

Despite claims of censorship, there are easily hundreds of posts and videos on the Aaron Blunck press conference on Twitter.

So it is obvious that Aaron Blunck’s temporary Twitter suspension had nothing to do with what he said at that press conference.

Unlike in China, where censors can and do wipe out all mention of “sensitive matters”, Twitter doesn’t seem at all bothered about what he said at that 2022 Beijing Olympics press conference.

Read more : Was CGTN caught faking the Peng Shuai email?

Fact #6 : There May Have Been A Glitch

According to a Twitter user @Grunge_Bob, he saw Aaron Blunck’s account go for suspended to reactivated with just 38 followers, before being restored to its proper condition “within minutes”.

There is no way to confirm if the temporary suspension was due to a glitch, but there is at least evidence of a glitch.

Fact #7 : Twitter Only Removes Content Based On Local Laws

Twitter can be compelled by individual countries to remove content that contravene local laws, but there is a due process, and the account holder is informed of the legal demand.

Twitter is also removing content that receive DMCA takedown requests by copyright owners… like the IOC and NBC, for example.

It is therefore absurd for anyone to claim that Aaron Blunck’s Twitter account was suspended by the United States government, without any evidence.

For all of its foibles, free speech is protected in the United States, by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

 

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Did China Give These AWESOME Olympics 2022 Gifts?!

Did China give Olympics 2022 athletes AWESOME gifts like Samsung gadgets, and a personalised necklace?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2022-02-12 : Added the actual price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Olympic Edition, and other updates.
Originally posted @ 2022-02-07

 

Claim : China Gave Olympics 2022 Athletes These AWESOME Gifts!

This video and message are going viral on WhatsApp, claiming to show the awesome gifts that China gave Olympic Games 2022 athletes.

A total of 2,925 athletes participated in the Winter Olympics. The country has prepared a gift bag for every athlete, which contains the latest Samsung mobile phone worth $7999, sports headphones, a unique Winter Olympics necklace and ring, and a small quilt that is close to the body.

Foreign athletes are happy when they open the gift bag. Shout out Mamma Mia, resounding throughout the sports village. The cost of the Samsung phone is no more than $3k (marketing & profits accounting for more than half the listed price).

Product placement to the 3,000 Olympian influencers will cost about $9m. Compare that with a 30-second advert slot during the Superbowl for $6m a pop. If they give a Huawei the Western press would be terrified. 🌿

 

Truth : China Did NOT Give Olympics 2022 Athletes Those Awesome Gifts!

This is yet another example of pro-China fake news circulating on WhatsApp, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Was Taken By Petra Nieminen

The video was misappropriated by the fake news creator, probably because it has the comment – Beijing 2022 gifts for athletes.

This video was actually taken by Petra Nieminen, a hockey player from Finland, who was showing off the free gifts she received since arriving in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Fact #2 : Gifts Not Prepared, Nor Given By China

The gifts Petra showed in the video were neither prepared, nor sponsored, by China – the host country for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Samsung is the worldwide sponsor of the Olympic Games, and it was they who gave the athletes the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Olympic Edition smartphone, and Galaxy Buds2 wireless earphones.

Incidentally, Samsung will also be giving them to athletes at the upcoming Paralympic Games!

The personalised necklace with the ring was given to the athletes by Lumoava – the official Olympic partner of the Finnish team.

Read more : Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Review : Darn Good Value!

Fact #3 : No Evidence Athletes Shouted Mamma Mia

There is no known report of any athlete shouting Mamma Mia on getting their gifts. It is also a silly claim since it’s an Italian expression.

Fact #4 : The Gifts Do Not Cost So Much

The fake news creator made up the value of these gifts, falsely claiming that the Samsung smartphone cost $7,999.

It’s likely a mistranslation from the original Chinese post, because the Galaxy Z Flip Olympic Edition smartphone costs ¥7,999 (about US$1,259 / £929 / RM5,269), while the Galaxy Buds2 cost US$149.

The personalised Lumoava Brilliance Pendant 4 necklace, which is engraved with the words “Olympic Team Finland Beijing 2022” costs €124 or about US$142.

Fact #5 : Lumoava Necklace Limited To Finnish Athletes

From what I understand, the Lumoava necklace was made specially for Finnish athletes, and was not given to athletes from other countries.

Teams from different countries received different gifts from their partners. For example, Team USA received gear from Skims, while Team Canada received special Lululemon gear.

Fact #6 : China Can Spy On Athletes Without HUAWEI Smartphones

The fake message mocked Western media for fearing HUAWEI smartphones. The truth is – China can spy on Olympic athletes without giving them HUAWEI smartphones.

All participants in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are required to install and use the My 2022 app, which ostensibly is used to keep everyone connected and informed about services, food, transportation, etc.

The problem is one cybersecurity researcher, Jonathan Scott, recently reverse-engineered the app, and found that it was capable of recording and sending audio to servers based in China.

It appears that Chinese netizens / 50 Cent Army are creating such fake news to cover up negative news reports of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Since arriving in Beijing, Olympic athletes from Germany, Belgium and Russia have complained about nightmarish conditions in their quarantine hotels – bad food, poor to no Internet connectivity, no access to training equipment, or even the ability to communicate with their own teams.

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Samsung Presents Julian And His Magical Skates!

In view of the coming Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Samsung prepared a short feature film entitled Julian and His Magical Skates, as a special tribute to Malaysia’s first national figure skater – Julian Yee. Amazingly, the entire video was recorded and illustrated on the Samsung Galaxy Note8, with its S Pen!

 

Samsung Presents Julian And His Magical Skates!

To Samsung, the phrase Do What You Can’t carries a very profound meaning – to never be complacent, to keep defying barriers, and ultimately achieving the impossible.

“Julian and His Magical Skates” is the telling of Julian’s journey to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, and a reiteration of Samsung’s “Do What You Can’t” message to inspire others to break barriers to fuel meaningful progress and realise their dreams.

Samsung jumped at the chance to support Julian Yee, because he is a prime example of what it means to Do What You Can’t. Against all odds, Julian is today an Olympic contender in a sport that isn’t even common in Malaysia.

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The Production Of The Video

The video was fully recorded and illustrated with the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and its S Pen.

Mr Chan Woei Hern, Executive Creative Director of Ensemble Worldwide Malaysia, who was commissioned to produce this brand film, shared that,

The best technologies are often the simplest ones. Like a pair of skates or the S Pen. Two seemingly ordinary tools, but in the right hands or in Julian’s case, feet, it can capture people’s attention and imagination.

As we heard Julian’s story, we wanted to get into the mood of Do What You Can’t as well. And that meant scripting, sketching and creating the story entirely from scratch with a Galaxy Note8 and S Pen.

That’s the magic of technology at work. We’ll be releasing a behind-the-scenes video soon, shot entirely on a Galaxy Note8 as well, so everyone can experience the journey as we brought the video to life.

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