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FOUR years ago, Alan Lim gave up his career as an accountant to take up full-time coaching in football. Today, besides coaching junior players, the Football Association Malaysia (FAM) A-class licence holder has extended his assistance to disabled athletes.
A group of disabled athletes will be having their own rivalry in the Subang Jaya 10km Run on June 26. In previous events, the men's wheelchair category had always been a personal battle between Mat Sani Kasbun and Mohd Sani Harun. They have been challenging each other for the top two positions.
Powerlifter P. Mariappan, the 1994 Melbourne World Wheelchair Championship triple gold medallist, is out of a job and penniless.
SHEELA CHANDRAN finds out how the four I>Nescafe Kick-Start Reality TV/Ifinalists have been using their prize money of RM30,000 in achieving their dreams.
Last week's International Day of Disabled Persons (IDD) celebrations were a timely opportunity for the world to take notice of disabled people who live in societies that have yet to make their environs barrier-free for them. ANTHONY THANASAYAN takes stock of the celebrations here in Malaysia.
A month ago, the Malaysian athletes from the Olympics came home empty-handed. Now, the athletes to the Paralympic Games 2004 in Athens, which ended on Sept 28, will also come home without medals.