Phuah Shew Beng

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22 Aug 2016 | 9:13 PM

Rio Olympic Games report card for Malaysia

RIO DE JANEIRO: Here is the assessment of Malaysian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games. Some of them defied the odds while few others did not meet their own personal targets.

Hafifi did well to break the national record. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
21 Aug 2016 | 8:45 PM

Highs and lows of Malaysia in Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO: It’s a mixed bag of achievements. Or simply put, they could have done better. That aptly sums up the Malaysian athletes’ performance at the Rio Olympics.

Chong Wei bids goodbye to his last Olympic Games. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
20 Aug 2016 | 11:47 PM

Chong Wei says sorry after heartbreaking final loss

RIO DE JANEIRO: World No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei was apologetic after his Rio Olympic final loss to China’s Chen Long, saying he regretted that he failed to deliver gold to the 30 million Malaysians.

Lee Chong Wei cries during medal presentation after losing 21-18, 21-18 to Chen Long of China during their men's single final at Riocentro in Rio De Janiero. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
20 Aug 2016 | 11:22 PM

Heartbreak for Chong Wei again, Chen Long takes gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: Lee Chong Wei, the king of Malaysian badminton, will leave the Rio de Janeiro Olympics without the crown – and so will Malaysia without the coveted gold.

Chong Wei has to settle for silver again. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
20 Aug 2016 | 7:53 PM

An unforgettable Olympics experience for Wee Kiong-V Shem

RIO DE JANEIRO: What an Olympic it has been for Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem. Nobody gave them a ghost of a chance to win a medal, let alone fight for the gold.

This is one silver that is as precious as gold for V Shem-Wee Kiong. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
20 Aug 2016 | 7:34 PM

Tze Liang fails to make cut but has loads of fun

RIO DE JANEIRO: Diver Ooi Tze Liang had a good time despite not qualifying for the men’s 10m platform individual semi-finals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Tze Liang had a good time in Rio. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
20 Aug 2016 | 1:12 AM

Rio heartbreak for V Shem-Wee Kiong as they fall in final (updated)

RIO DE JANEIRO: It was another heartbreak for Malaysia. For the second time in Rio de Janeiro, Malaysia has lost the chance to win its first Olympic gold medal.

Faces of disappointment. V Shem-Wee Kiong react after losing in the final. AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
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19 Aug 2016 | 11:29 PM

Chong Wei finally overcomes nemesis Lin Dan in Olympics (updated)

RIO DE JANEIRO: Enough is enough. Lee Chong Wei finally got one over arch-rival Lin Dan at the Olympics.

It was sheer joy for Chong Wei after beating Lin Dan. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.
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19 Aug 2016 | 6:04 PM

Olympians Kelly, Michelle warms up at golf course

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kelly Tan and Michelle Koh got the hang of the Olympic Golf Course to return with better scores in the women’s second round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

19 Aug 2016 | 5:46 PM

Not Pandelela's day as she suffers from body pains

RIO DE JANEIRO: Pandelela Rinong admitted it was not her day as she finished out of the medals in the women’s 10m platform individual finals.

Pandelela was mentally fit but not physically. - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star.