Malaysians in Action
LEE Chong Wei came agonisingly close to winning the gold but the Wembley curse ensured that China’s Lin Dan once again ruled the roost.
MALAYSIA’S hopes of a bronze medal in the badminton men’s doubles went bust as Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong let slip two game points en route to losing 21-23, 10-21 to South Korea’s Chung Jae-sung-Lee Yong-dae at the Wembley Arena.
Former All-England champion Datuk Tan Yee Khan gives STARSPORT his take on Lee Chong Wei’s second straight defeat to China’s Lin Dan in the Olympic singles final.
AZIZULHASNI Awang’s outing in the sprint event came to an end in the quarter-finals after he was outpaced by Britain’s Jason Kenny at the Velodrome at the Olympic Park yesterday.
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Olympic chiefs launched an investigation Monday into a blunder that almost cost reigning women's shot put champion Valerie Adams the chance to defend her title in London.
LONDON: British favourites Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be looking over their shoulders in Tuesday's triathlon after the women's event continued a rich tradition of Olympic surprises.
LONDON: With a world record and four Olympic gold medals in his collection, many would say Usain Bolt is already the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.
WELLINGTON: With New Zealand unexpectedly leading Australia in the Olympics medal table, Kiwi media are mocking their trans-Tasman rivals' modest success so far at the London Games.
SCANTILY clad girls with guns. There’s no more surefire winner to promote a sport struggling to grab airtime and attention. For a hint on tactics that work, look no further than beach volleyball.
KAZAKHSTAN’S Ilya Ilyin, powered by a diet of horsemeat, won gold in the men’s 94kg division on Saturday, setting two world records as he galloped past the challenge of Russia’s Alexandr Ivanov with a flawless display.
SOUTH Korean Jin Jong-oh produced a stunning display to overturn a huge deficit on compatriot Choi Young-rae and retain the men’s 50-metre pistol title yesterday for his second gold of the Games.
LEBRON James silenced stubborn Lithuania to lift the unbeaten US NBA Dream Team into the Olympic medal playoffs on Saturday while Russia edged Spain to secure a top seeding in next week’s quarter-finals.
CHINA fought off early jitters and caution to grind down South Korea to take gold in the women’s team epee final on Saturday.
THE same scenario that set up a match-fixing scandal in Olympic badminton has become a potential reality in men’s basketball where the loser of today’s Spain-Brazil game might gain a medal playoff edge.
CHINA’S Zhou Lulu won the women’s Olympic over-75kg weightlifting gold with a new world record at the ExCel Arena yesterday.
BRITAIN’S Andy Murray demolished Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the Olympic men’s final yesterday to win his first gold medal and avenge his Wimbledon final defeat against the world number one.
GREAT Britain’s first men’s Olympic football tournament for more than 50 years ended in familiar fashion with an Englishman missing a penalty as they lost a shootout against South Korea on Saturday.
TUNISIAN fighter Rim Jouini fought through barriers and prejudice to get women’s boxing into the Olympics only for the Arab Spring uprising to derail her hopes of a gold medal.
RUSSIAN pole vault legend Yelenya Isinbayeva will be bidding for a third Olympic gold medal on the fourth day of athletics action today.
MO FARAH said he had 80,000 ‘thank yous’ to make after a rapturous home crowd helped blast the Briton around the final lap of the 10,000m final and into the record books as his country’s first long-distance Olympic champion.
SHELLY-ANNE Fraser-Pryce became only the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic 100m titles on Saturday but when she next goes shopping back home in Jamaica she will only be asked about one sprinter. Usain Bolt.
SWIMMING’S governing body presented Michael Phelps with a special statuette on Saturday with a silver plaque on the base hailing “the greatest Olympic athlete of all time”.
MISSY Franklin capped her first Olympics with a fourth gold and a second world record in 24 hours on Saturday with a performance that crowned the 17-year-old’s arrival as America’s new swimming queen.
A JUBILANT Zou Kai gave the crowd a thumbs up and kissed his gold medal over and over again after he won his Olympic floor exercise showdown with Japan’s all-around champion Kohei Uchimura yesterday.