Rajes Paul

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16 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Get back on the Podium

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VICTORY for athletes. Defeat for ‘kaki bodeks’ (apple-polishers).

7 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Liu Ying only has eyes for Tokyo Olympic Games medal

PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying has no plans to get married – at least not until she accomplishes her mission of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with partner Chan Peng Soon.

Short break: Goh Liu Ying celebrating Chinese New Year at her parents’ house in Melaka.
5 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

A better alternative?

PETALING JAYA: Will new prototype synthetic shuttlecocks replace the goose feathers used in badminton?

4 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

She’s back for more

PETALING JAYA: A wiser Goh Jin Wei is all pumped up to make a bigger impact in her second All-England outing in Birmingham from March 6-10.

Top marks: Goh Jin Wei believes she is “more experienced and wiser” to put up a stronger show at the All-England this year. — S.S. KANESAN / The Star
1 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mew Choo stands by her man as he returns to pursue Olympic dream

KUALA LUMPUR: Former women’s singles shuttler Wong Mew Choo is standing by her man Lee Chong Wei as he continues the pursuit of his Olympic dream.

23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

2018 and its mixed bag

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EVERYONE I know keeps saying that 2018 just flew by – and I couldn’t agree more.

On top of the world: Malaysia’s Rafiq Ismail (centre), Adrian Ang (right) and Tun Hakim Tun Hasnul Azam posing with their gold medals won at the men’s World Bowling Championship in Hong Kong.
22 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kejian the latest to join exodus of coaches from BAM

KUALA LUMPUR: Singles coach Zhou Kejian has resigned from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), making him the fifth coach to leave the national fold in just 10 days.

21 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian shuttlers fail to shine in all departments

KUALA LUMPUR: National top singles player Lee Chong Wei (pic) admits that it’s a year to forget for Malaysian badminton.

12 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s a roller-coaster ride

StarSport’s RAJES PAUL spoke to the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria on his views of Malaysian sports so far, and what’s in store for the future.

18 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Shuttlers take two semi-final spots at world junior meet in Markham

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian girls Goh Jin Wei and Pearly Tan Koong Le-Toh Ee Wei turned on the power to reach the singles and doubles semi-finals in the World Junior Championships in Markham, Canada, in a day when all other shuttlers in the team crashed out.

Tricky: Goh Jin Wei beat Wang Zhiyi in the final of the Youth Olympic Games but lost to the Chinese in last week’s mixed team quarter-final tie. — AP