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Former Olympian Ishtiaq Mubarak dies


  • Nation
  • Friday, 9 Aug 2013

Ishtiaq Mubarak (left), R.Chellapa, Lau Kiu Ee and Choong Soo Luan during a training session in 1977.

Ishtiaq Mubarak (left), R.Chellapa, Lau Kiu Ee and Choong Soo Luan during a training session in 1977.

PETALING JAYA: Former national athlete and coach Ishtiaq Mubarak, ex-Olympian and Sportsman of the Year in 1976, passed away at 9.55 Friday morning after a fall at his home in Hulu Kelang, at the age of 65.

Ishtiaq whose full name is Ishtiaq Ahmad Mubarak Ahmad, was a big sporting star in his heyday in the 1960s and 1970s.

The late Ishtiaq Mubarak.

The late Ishtiaq Mubarak.

An outstanding hurdler, he competed in three Olympics and was a gold medallist at SEA and Asian Games level.

He also served as a national junior squad trainer until 2012.

Ishtiaq leaves behind two daughters.

Ishtiaq training an athlete back in 2007.
The Stadium Merdeka crowd cheering on Ishtiaq Mubarak (left) during a 110m hurdles race. He won in a time of 14.46 with Burmese Itpone Myint (right) a close second.
The Stadium Merdeka crowd cheering on Ishtiaq Mubarak (left) during a 110m hurdles race. He won in a time of 14.46 with Burmese Itpone Myint (right) a close second.

Istiaq Mubarak (with Malaysian flag) with (from left) hockey players Lam Kok Meng, Ow Soon Kooi and (team doctor) Dr M. Jegathesan waiting for the march pass at the Montreal Olympics 1976.
Istiaq Mubarak (with Malaysian flag) with (from left) hockey players Lam Kok Meng, Ow Soon Kooi and team doctor Dr M. Jegathesan waiting for the march past at the Montreal Olympics 1976.

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