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KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Aftar Rosli has switched events in athletics three times in the last seven years. Now, the 400m hurdler hopes he has finally found the event in which he can excel.
KUALA LUMPUR: One is experienced while the other is a promising star – and together, Andre Anura Anuar and Shahreem Aleimran Abdul Raheem are hoping to become the country’s top long jumpers.
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.