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Community Sports 25 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Paralympian’s heavy lifting in life

THE Rotary Club of Gombak is recognising the contributions of Mariappan Perumal, one of the country’s most successful para athletes, as part of the 2018-2019 Rotary International theme “Be The Inspiration”.

Community Sports 04 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Special athletes shine at tournament

THERE was no shortage of inspiration from the 99 intellectually disabled athletes who participated in the Special Olympics Unified Bowling Tournament with their 33 non-intellectually disabled teammates.

Other Sport 29 Oct 2014 | 9:48 PM

Ex-national powerlifter Mariappan staring at bleak future

P. MARIAPPAN has dedicated almost 34 years of his life to powerlifting – and bringing glory to the country. And the 56-year-old has seen many ups and downs in his life. But at the moment, he's just down on his luck.

Say what 22 Jun 2014 | 4:32 PM

OFF THE COURT: More needs to be done for athletes in transition

Our system is not too bad. We always see the grass to be greener on the other side but we do have an “okay” structure as far as the junior and senior programmes are concerned.

Other Sport 12 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian athletes clinch four gold medals in Shanghai

Malaysia won four gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which ended yesterday.

Other Sport 23 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Korat-bound athletes complete motivational camp in Malacca

A total of 41 athletes who have been shortlisted to represent Malaysia in aquatics, fencing and bodybuilding at the SEA Games in Korat, Thailand, completed their first phase of motivational training at a camp in Asahan, Malacca, yesterday.

Other Sport 20 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Paralympic Games: Mariappan eyes golden farewell

Veteran powerlifter Mariappan Perumal wants to leave the sports stage with a bang and he will be making a final push for the gold medal in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.

Other Sport 26 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Disabled powerlifter Mariappan left out in the cold

Powerlifter P. Mariappan, the 1994 Melbourne World Wheelchair Championship triple gold medallist, is out of a job and penniless.