Malaysians in Action
LONDON: Datuk Lee Chong Wei has ensured that Malaysia returns home with a medal after he stormed into the final of the men’s badminton singles with a convincing 21-13, 21-14 win over China’s Chen Long at the Wembley Arena.
LONDON: National archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad lost to Japanese ace Takaharu Furukawa 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Men's Recurve Individual event of the London Olympics.
LONDON: Lee Chong Wei has booked his place in the semi-finals of the men's singles badminton competition in the London Olympics.
MALAYSIAN world No. 2 Lee Chong Wei brushed aside India’s Kashyap Parupalli in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles badminton competition and immediately declared: “I am going for the Olympic gold”.
ARCHER Khairul Anuar Mohamed is praying that the two-day break has not dulled the form that swept him into the last-16 of the individual competition.
LONDON: China made sure of at least two gold medals in Olympics badminton on Friday when Wang Yihuan, the top-seeded world number one, reached the final of the women's singles.
LONDON: Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani, the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete at the Olympics, sobbed as she admitted to being overwhelmed by her historic debut which lasted just 82 seconds on Friday.
LONDON: Kayla Harrison defeated Gemma Gibbons in the Olympic judo final to become the first American to win a gold in the sport at the Games - now both want to inspire the next generation of fighters.
CHISINAU: A Moldovan athlete due to take part in the women's hammer at the London Olympics has been dropped from the squad after failing a dope test, officials said on Friday.
LONDON - China's Zhang Jike won the Olympic men's singles table tennis gold medal as he completed a career grand slam by defeating compatriot Wang Hao 4-1 in the final on Thursday.
LONDON - Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan suffered a scare before reaching the men's singles semi-finals with a testing three-game win over Japan's Sho Sasaki on Thursday.
LONDON: Saina Nehwal became the first Indian badminton player to reach the semi-finals of an Olympic Games with a performance outstanding enough to suggest she is capable of going on to win a medal.
LONDON: World 400m champion Kirani James would love to end the Americans' 28-year Olympic dominance of his event - but in the meantime the teenager is happy to let his rivals feel the pressure.
LONDON - Following in the footsteps of the likes of Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis cannot be easy, but Usain Bolt has carried the heady mantle of the world's fastest man with a fun-loving dignity.
LONDON: Two-time world champion Helen Jenkins will hope to get Great Britain off to a flying start when the London Olympics triathlon competitions begin on Saturday.
LUSAKA: Since their surprise football win at the African Cup of Nations, Zambians have believed in miracles.
LONDON: Michael Phelps stormed to a 20th Olympic Games medal on Thursday while British cyclist Chris Hoy claimed a record-equalling fifth career gold to top off a memorable day for the hosts.
THE 500-1 bet is off and the Queen classic “Under pressure” resounding around some of the London 2012 venues no longer brings home competitors out in a sweat.
THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) have asked the national delegations of China, South Korea and Indonesia to investigate the role of their badminton coaches in a match-throwing scandal that led to the disqualification of eight players.
BADMINTON chief Thomas Lund apologised for the Olympic match-fixing scandal which led to the disqualification of eight players on Wednesday, but insisted the sport’s future in the Games was secure.
JAKARTA: Indonesia yesterday called on the Olympics organisers to review the format of the badminton competition after the country’s two players were disqualified for throwing a match.
BEIJING: Disgraced Chinese Yu Yang has decided to quit badminton while national officials have told their Olympic team leaders and disgraced players to make a public apology for throwing matches at the London Games.
SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday 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.
SOUTH Korea’s Ki Bo-bae added the Olympic Games women’s individual archery gold to her team title victory but America’s Khatuna Lorig, who trained archers on hit movie “The Hunger Games”, missed out.
THE countdown towards what is being hyped as the fastest race in history begins today as the Olympic athletics gets under way with all eyes on the prospect of a thrilling 100m shootout.
KINGSTON: It hasn’t been done for 100 years, but three Jamaican men hope to make history at the London Olympics next Sunday, equalling a feat by the island’s women sprinters in Beijing four years ago.
THE opening day of the athletics programme of the Olympics today has a distinctly British tinge with pin-up heptathlete Jessica Ennis and Welsh 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene both figuring.
WORLD record holder Peter Wilson grabbed Britain’s first Olympic shooting medal for 12 years yesterday, winning gold in the men’s double trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
KOHEI Uchimura got a demon off his back when he was crowned the best all-around gymnast at the Olympics on Wednesday, four years after seeing his golden hopes fade to silver because of two falls from the pommel horse.
OLYMPIC judges and referees came under fire on Wednesday with one fighter accusing them of “a fix”, another successfully appealing a loss and even boxing great Lennox Lewis questioning some of their calls.
CHINA’S Lu Xiaojun broke two weightlifting world records on his way to winning gold and team-mate Lu Haojie went through the pain barrier to take silver as their men’s squad bounced back from a poor start to the Olympics.
FRANCE took a major step toward reaching the medal playoffs in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament by beating Lithuania 82-74 yesterday and Australia boosted playoff hopes by ripping China 81-61.
SYDNEY: An Australian mentor of Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen has slammed claims her Olympic achievements were fuelled by drugs, saying he was “100% certain” the teenager was clean.
CARDIFF: Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.
WORLD champions Australia routed 2008 Olympic silver medallists Spain 5-0 in men’s hockey on Wednesday, as hosts Great Britain were held by South Africa.
BRADLEY Wiggins played down his status as Britain’s most decorated Olympian in typical fashion after winning the cycling time trial title on Wednesday.
SOME fans sported fake Bradley Wiggins sideburns while roaring on the Briton to gold in the Olympic time trial on Wednesday, while one could have been wearing the Tour de France champion’s shorts.
KAYLA Harrison made history by winning the first ever Olympic gold medal in judo for the United States as she claimed the women’s under-78kg title here yesterday.
ANDY Murray admitted he was relieved to give a royal command performance as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge saw him cruise into the Olympics semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Spanish 11th seed Nicolas Almagro yesterday.
GERMANY were awarded the gold medal in the women’s team sprint after the Chinese riders were disqualified for a lane change in the final.