Malaysians in Action
LONDON: Doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong stayed on course for a medal in badminton when they reached the semi-finals with a 21-16, 21-18 win over Thailand’s Isara Bodin and Jongkit Maneepong at the Wembley Arena.
MALAYSIA’S Lee Chong Wei showed that his ankle injury is in the past as he stormed into the quarter-finals of the men’s singles badminton event at the Wembley Arena.
CYCLIST Josiah Ng will be a spectator after all at the London Olympics as Azizulhasni Awang has been picked to race in both the sprint and keirin events.
SAILOR Khairulnizam Efendy is in 44th position in the Laser category after six races. Khairul, who has been languishing in the bottom half since the first race, feels that he has been improving with each race.
Malaysia’s Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong lost their last group match to South Korea’s Chung Jae-sung and Lee Yong-dae 21-16, 21-11 on Tuesday – but they still made the quarter-finals of the badminton event.
TUNISIA slowed down the dazzling US men’s basketball team in the first half before the Olympic champions found supersonic mode to record a 110-63 win on Tuesday that ended the second batch of games in Group A.
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Thursday celebrated its first individual Olympic medal in 52 years, a bronze in women's table tennis, even though some grumbled that winner Feng Tianwei was an import from China.
JAKARTA - Indonesia on Thursday called for Olympics organisers to review the format of the badminton competition after the country's two players were disqualified for throwing a match.
SYDNEY - Australian media hyped up James Magnussen as the country's great Olympic swimming hope, and on Thursday described his failure to snare gold in an event he was expected to dominate as "cruel".
SYDNEY - An Australian mentor of Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen has slammed claims her Olympic achievements were fuelled by drugs, saying he was "100 percent certain" the teenager was clean.
LONDON - Michael Phelps goes for a 20th Olympic medal on Thursday but faces a dogfight with US team-mate Ryan Lochte in the pool, while the host nation is hoping to pile up the golds when the track cycling starts.
LONDON - The countdown towards what is being hyped as the fastest race in history begins on Friday as the Olympic athletics gets under way with all eyes on the prospect of a thrilling 100m shootout.
LONDON - The opening day of the athletics programme of the Olympics on Friday has a distinctly British tinge with pin-up heptathlete Jessica Ennis and Welsh 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene both figuring.
LONDON - Olympic badminton women's doubles players were glad to see eight expulsions issued for match-fixing by the Badminton World Federation on Wednesday before the scandal risked the sport's Olympic status.
LONDON - Veteran yet versatile track stars Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica and American Allyson Felix open up their Olympic campaigns in the hotly-anticipated women's 100m on Friday.