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Nur Syaiful aims for a golden splash in Tokyo Paralympics

PETALING JAYA: Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkifli (pic) made a big splash as Malaysia’s first Asian Para Games gold medallist in swimming last week. Now, he wants to take on the world’s best at the 2020 Paralympics.

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And the world record for swimming along in a sack with hands & feet tied up goes to...

OHRID, Macedonia (Reuters) - Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack.


Japan’s oracle octopus turned into sashimi

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cup group stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media reports.


Ashraf overcomes sorrow of losing left arm by excelling in athletics

MUHAMAD Ashraf Muhammad Haisham had high hopes of getting 5As in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations back in 2013.


Shahrul battles the odds as he races Sukma in silence

KUCHING: Mohd Shahrul Azmer Azman of Perlis was born deaf due to deformed ears.

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With Olympic clean-up cancelled, Rio resigned to dirty bay

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer's Olympic Games will find both dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-filled water in the finger-like inlet that forms the city's shoreline and harbour.


Watson takes his second chance with both hands

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The obituaries had been written only three days earlier, Shane Watson's 13-year international cricket career declared dead and buried.


Ryder Cup rivalry with U.S. prompts UKIP's Farage to back Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - When it comes to golf, Nigel Farage loves Europe.