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KUALA LUMPUR: Heptathletes are often tall, imposing figures – after all, it takes a lot of brawn to excel in seven different disciplines.
KUALA LUMPUR: A switch from long jump to 400m hurdles three years ago has turned out to be a good move for Mandy Goh Li (pic). With success and experience on her side, Mandy has set a new goal – to become only the second Malaysian woman hurdler to dip below 60 seconds. The first is former national ace Noraseela Khalid, who holds the national record of 56.02.
(Reuters) - To those with only a passing knowledge of athletics it might have come as something of a surprise last month when America's Track and Field News magazine named Polish sprinter Irena Szewinska as the greatest female athlete of all time.
KUALA LUMPUR: They have been fierce rivals. And then they became thick friends.
KUALA LUMPUR: National triple jumper R. Kirthana went to her third SEA Games in the Philippines in December last year and was looking forward to winning her first medal in the regional Games. She finished a poor seventh.
PETALING JAYA: The dates have changed but the aim remains. Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Naina Merican said they would work together with the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) and the Malaysian Paralympic Council (MPC) to make sure the Malaysian contingent will be prepared as well as they can be next year to realise the mission to clinch gold at the Tokyo Olympics and Tokyo Paralympics.
THE Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc to the national contingent’s plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as the outbreak shows no signs of easing.
KUALA LUMPUR: Paralympics long jump bronze medallist Siti Noor Radiah Ismail may have to forget about qualifying for her second Paralympics Games in Tokyo from Aug 25 to Sept 6.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rio Paralympics bronze medallist Siti Noor Radiah Ismail (pic) has yet to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. And the Handisport Open in Paris from May 6-8 will be her do-or-die chance to qualify for the women’s long jump T20 (intellectual impairment) in Tokyo.
KUALA LUMPUR: National long jumper Andre Anura Anuar has only four shots to qualify for the Olympic Games and he hopes to come good.