Monday, November 8, 2021

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Sarawak government expected to reward paralympic duo

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is expected to award incentives to two paralympians who won gold and silver at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games. This was mentioned by Sarawak Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who also lauded...

Siti Noor Iasah pride of family

JOHOR BAHRU: The fighting spirit of national paralympic athlete, Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin who gave her all is the pride of her family despite having to run in rainy weather during the women's 400m T20 (learning difficulties) final...

Muhammad Ziyad apologises

TOKYO: Malaysia's ace Paralympian Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli could only express his apologies after missing the opportunity to defend his Rio 2016 gold in the men's F20 shot put (physical impairment) event at the Tokyo Paralympic Games yesterday. Muhammad Ziyad, who...

Nur Syaiful makes it to men’s S5 50m freestyle final

TOKYO: National swimmer Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkafli booked his slot in the men's S5 (physical impairment) freestyle final at the Tokyo Paralympic Games today. Despite starting a bit slow, the 26-year-old managed to pull off an impressive swim to finish...

WPA reject Malaysia’s appeal on men’s shot put F20 result

TOKYO: Malaysia received bad news when World Para Athletics (WPA) rejected its appeal on the men’s shot put F20 (intellectual impairment) result in Tokyo Paralympic Games, last night. National athlete Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli who broke the world record twice and...

Clubs spent US$48.5 bln on transfer fees in 2011-2020

ANKARA: World football's governing body, Fifa, said in its report on Monday that clubs have spent US$48.5 billion in transfer fees over the past decade. Fifa said in its report 10 Years of International Transfers that this sum was spent...

Powerlifting: Grassroots programmes needed to scout for young talents

TOKYO: A drastic action to intensify grassroots powerlifting programmes should be organised to ensure the success of the two Malaysian athletes at the Tokyo Paralympic Games will continue to persist in the future. The national powerlifting camp had indeed displayed...

PM, Sarawak leaders congratulate silver medalist Jong

KUCHING: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as well as several Sarawak leaders took to social media to congratulate powerlifter Jong Yee Khie for bagging Malaysia second medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. “Thank you, Jong Yee Khie for presenting...

Bonnie Bunyau gets RM50k reward from Dayak Cultural Foundation

By Rachel Mina KUCHING: The Dayak Cultural Foundation (DCF) will present Sarawakian powerlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin an incentive worth RM50,000 as a reward for his latest achievement in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics recently. The 22-year-old athlete has grabbed the gold medal...

Wei Lun checks into boccia q-finals in style

TOKYO: National boccia player Chew Wei Lun sailed into the quarter-finals after completing his Group B fixtures in style when he trounced Katerina Curinova of the Czech Republic 11-0 in the mixed individual BC1 (physical impairment) category at the...

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Racing track can help boost tourism

KUCHING: The idea of building a proper racing track in the State by the Sarawak government should be high...