Ashreena Pillai

Recent and archived articles by Ashreena Pillai

2 Jul 2015 | 10:24 PM

Rafiq out to make amends in Japan after losing Masters at SEA Games

PETALING JAYA: Life is best lived without regrets.
Yet, sometimes we can’t help but think about the one that got away. And as an athlete, that can make you hungrier for success.

Rafiq will feature in the Bowling World Open in Japan alongside Sin Li Jane.
29 Jun 2015 | 9:19 PM

Gymnast Poh San is back in training

PETALING JAYA: Rhythmic gymnast Wong Poh San is back.

National rhythmic gymnast Wong Poh San in action during the ribbons event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last July. - Filepic
25 Jun 2015 | 9:23 PM

National gymnastics body to begin prepping for 2017

PETALING JAYA: The next SEA Games may be two years away.

24 Jun 2015 | 7:09 PM

Seize the moment: Table tennis coach tells juniors

PETALING JAYA: National coach Beh Lee Wei has a piece of advice for the young Malaysian paddlers - seize your opportunity and play with passion.

15 Jun 2015 | 9:13 PM

Coach Holloway pays tribute to his band of fighters

SINGAPORE: National chief coach Holloway Cheah loves fighters.

National bowler Timmy Tan shouts after making a strike in the team-of-five event at the Singapore SEA Games last week. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/ The STAR
14 Jun 2015 | 10:18 PM

Malaysia bow out of bowling with silver from Rafiq

SINGAPORE: Bowler Rafiq Ismail ended his debut SEA Games campaign with a silver in the men’s Masters – the mother of all titles.

A frustrated looking Rafiq (right) waits his turn as Yannaphon (sitting, left) leads the Masters final round. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star
14 Jun 2015 | 3:18 PM

Malaysian rhythmic gymnasts bag historic two gold medals

SINGAPORE: Two is definitely better than one!

Malaysia's rhythmic gymnasts Shasangari Sivaneswary Nagarajan (right) and Koi Sie Yan with their all-around gold medals at the Singapore SEA Games on Sunday. - S. S KANESAN/ The Star
13 Jun 2015 | 9:05 PM

Malaysia in the driving seat in men's Masters bowling

SINGAPORE: Winning certainly breeds confience.
And it’s no different for the Malaysian bowlers.

Rafiq (facing camera) is in the lead in the men's Masters after the first round on Saturday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star
13 Jun 2015 | 5:22 PM

What's it like to cover the SEA Games for the first time?

IT’S not just the majority of our athletes who are making their debut in the Singapore SEA Games. I’m covering my very first multi-sport event as well!

The writer (right) with Sin Chew Jit Poh journalist Soh Sin Wee during the opening ceremony of the Singapore SEA Games at the National Stadium.
12 Jun 2015 | 10:20 PM

Malaysia achieve a grand double in bowling

SINGAPORE: Malaysia made a clean sweep of the men’s and women’s team-of-five bowling gold medals at the Orchid Bowl at the Orchid Country Club.