Former national 400m runner P. Kuganeswari says the standard of athletics in Malaysia has declined over the years as she believes the Podium Programme is too elite-centric.
Former national racewalker Annastasia Karen Raj says athletes shouldn’t settle for winning medals at the SEA Games and should instead break records to compete in the Olympics.
National hurdler and record holder Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian admits it will be a painful four to six weeks but stresses his broken wrist will not derail his training programme this year.
Following national high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa’s forthright take yesterday on the state of athletics in Malaysia, a group of former stars are inspired to take the bull by the horns and make a difference.
From battling depression to dealing with incompetent officials, national high jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa bears it all as he opens up to Twentytwo13 why Malaysian athletes are a dejected lot and live in a culture filled with fear.
National athletes in the dark as to why the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) is not sending a team to the Philippine Athletics Championships as it disrupts their training programme for the year-end Manila SEA Games.
Former athletes say organisers should provide an environment for athletes to clock their best timing instead of simply organising a meet. The response comes after a runner collapsed due to heat exhaustion during the All Comers 10,000m race on Feb 24.
Only one runner crossed the finish line in the 10,000m race at the Perak All Comers athletics meet on Sunday. Three did not show up and three more, including one who collapsed, did not finish the run in the blazing sun.