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Athletics - Prefontaine Classic to be held near San Francisco

(Reuters) - The Prefontaine Classic, North America's only Diamond League meeting, will be held at California's Stanford University this year as work continues on a new world championship stadium at the traditional site in Eugene, Oregon, officials said on Tuesday.

Azreen hopes to emulate Zaidatul in becoming the nation’s speed queen

KUALA LUMPUR: Azreen Nabila Alias (pic)starred at the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perak while senior Zaidatul Husniah Zulkif­li made her mark at the Jakarta Asian Games.

Kicking up a storm

KUALA LUMPUR: Russel Nasir Taib has emerged as a new threat for national sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan in the men’s 200m after winning a tournament in Australia named after his mother.

Sprint star: Russel Nasir Taib blazing the tracks after clocking 21.01 at the Denise Boyd Shield Athletics Championships in Queensland on Saturday.

Athletics - Kejelcha narrowly misses world indoor mile record

(Reuters) - Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha fell one-hundredth of a second short of the world indoor mile record and Kenya's Michael Saruni clocked the third fastest indoor 800m of all-time as young Africans lit up the NYRR Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Ex-Asian champ Rajkumar invites Savinder to train under him

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Asian champion B. Rajkumar (pic) has come to the rescue with a pledge to train national middle distance runner Savinder Kaur after she returns home from Kenya.

World body to lift Russia ban, with conditions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday it would lift the ban on Russia's Paralympic Committee by March 15, under certain conditions.

Triple jumper Hakimi perplexed by decision to let his coach go

KUALA LUMPUR: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

No longer a team: Mohd Hakimi Ismail (left) had been coached by Victor Sotnikov (right) for 10 years. — AHMAD ZAMIR/The Star

Russian race walker Kirdyapkina gets doping ban - CAS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina has been suspended for doping and is set to be stripped of two world championship medals, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

Runner Savinder saves up own money for training stint in Kenya

KUALA LUMPUR: National middle distance runner Savinder Kaur (pic) has taken her own initiative to improve after failing to overcome her personal best in 800m for the last three years.

Para athlete Ridzuan ready to take on the world after winning Asian-level award

KUALA LUMPUR: Winning an award at the Asian level has whetted the appetite of national para athlete Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi to achieve more on the world stage.

Well done: Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi receiving a certificate from the UAE Paralympic Committee president Mohamed Alhameli in Dubai on Tuesday.