Aftar Singh

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21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Iskandar hopes to do well at FT Open to earn a spot in Asiad

KUALA LUMPUR: The odds are against national pole vaulter Iskandar Alwi (pic) to qualify for his second Asian Games under category A but he is not throwing in the towel yet.

Malaysian Iskandar Alwi in action while competing in pole vault event during the SEA Games in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. He finished third place in that event. IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star. August 24, 2017.
21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nicol should clinch fifth individual squash gold medal in Asiad

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian squash queen Nicol David will be out to etch another memorable outing in her sixth Asian Games in Jakarta from Aug 18-Sept 2.

Peerless in Asia: Nicol David (left) has won four individual and two team gold medals in the Asian Games since making her debut at 14 in 1998 in Bangkok.
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nafiizwan exacts revenge on Ivan in Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR: There’s nothing better than sweet revenge.

Feeling good: Nafiizwan Adnan (front) returning a shot to Ivan Yuen during the first round of the Malaysian Open Squash Championships yesterday. — M. AZHAR ARIF / The Star
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Time’s running out for Badrul to get into relay team

KUALA LUMPUR: Sprinter Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap (pic) needs to clock a decent time in the men’s 100m in the Vietnam Open Athletics Championships in Ho Chi Minh City from July 24-28 to reclaim his place in the men’s 4x100m for next month’s Asian Games.

19 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Omneya counting on her son to bring her luck

KUALA LUMPUR: Former world No. 4 Omneya Abdel Kawy of Egypt brought along her 10-month-old son to watch her play in the women’s Malaysian Open squash championships.

18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uphill task for Sivasangari to retain Malaysian Open crown

KUALA LUMPUR: Newly crowned national champion S. Sivasangari faces a daunting task to retain the Malaysian Open squash championships women’s title.

15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dad’s the wind beneath his wings as Fakhrul prepares for Youth Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: Sprinter Muhammad Fakhrul Abdul Aziz is proud of his father for helping him achieve his dreams.

15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Six shooters forking out own money to take part in Asiad

KUALA LUMPUR: Talk about de­­ter­­­­mination and sacrifice!

14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Trio steal show in athletics meet in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) athletes have smashed three meet records in the International Little Athletics Championships in Singa­pore.

13 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Coach Saizul out to help Malaysia to a top-five finish

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight years ago, Saizul Hafifi Mohd Noor captained Malaysia as they finished fifth in the men’s Sevens rugby tournament at the Guangzhou Asian Games.