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Other Sport 17 Jul 2019 | 4:32 AM Premium

Malaysia's 'Phoenix': hijab-wearing wrestler breaking barriers

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.

Tennis 09 Mar 2019 | 7:01 PM Premium

Adidas to pay equal bonuses for women's World Cup winners

(Reuters) - Adidas-sponsored players on the team that wins the FIFA Women's World Cup this year will receive the same performance bonus payments as their male counterparts, the sportswear company said on Friday.

Badminton 11 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Kim Tho: Chong Wei’s biopic a must-watch for juniors

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) How Kim Tho wants the juniors to be inspired and reach for the stars by watching Lee Chong Wei’s movie.

Gymnastics 22 Jul 2016 | 9:13 AM Premium

DIY apparatus no barrier to Karmakar's soaring ambitions

LONDON (Reuters) - When Dipa Karmakar launches into her soaring vault at the Rio Olympics, chances are that only a handful of people will be aware that the foundations of the skill were built on DIY apparatus made from second-hand parts of a discarded scooter.

Other Sport 06 Dec 2015 | 12:29 PM Premium

Malaysian athletes leave their mark in Para Asean Games

KUALA LUMPUR: It was another glorious day for Malaysia in athletics at the Para Asean Games in Singapore when sprinter Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi set the track ablaze with two new records.

Other Sport 04 Nov 2014 | 1:17 AM Premium

Cuba's female umpire seeks to keep breaking barriers

SANTA CLARA Cuba (Reuters) - In the macho world of Cuban baseball, Yanet Moreno has always played with the boys.

Tennis 25 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM Premium

WTA considers new women's team event

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The WTA, the governing body for women's tennis, is considering a plan to set up its own team event.