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PETALING JAYA: R. Kirthana (pic) has no choice but to train with the men as she is the only woman athlete in the national triple and long jump squad.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a long anxious wait but well worth it for national discus thrower Queenie Ting Kung Ni.
PETALING JAYA: One would have expected hammer thrower Grace Wong to get off to a slow start at the Malaysian Athletics Grand Prix – after all, she has not competed in any tournament for more than a year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Three months ago, national triple jumper R. Kirthana could not see her athletic career going anywhere.
KUALA LUMPUR: They have been fierce rivals. And then they became thick friends.
PETALING JAYA: It’s been hard for national triple jump champion R. Kirthana. Her father T. Ramasamy died two months ago due to kidney failure. And just around the same time, her failing eyesight became worse. Even contact lenses are not working.
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.
THEY say short girls cannot play netball. Well, I did – and I am just 149cm (4ft 11in). I played for the four years that I was in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi. What’s more, I took part in middle distance events during the university’s sports day.
KUALA LUMPUR: SEA Games silver-medal winning discus thrower Choo Kang Ni is slowly but surely making progress since changing to a new technique in February.