Multiple shots have been fired, yet Malaysia Athletics Federation (MAF) officials tasked with safeguarding the national athletes and the athletics scene seem to be stuck at the starting blocks and comfortable being placed in such an awkward position.
Malaysia Athletics Federation president Datuk S.M. Muthu downplays recent spat between national discus thrower Irfan Shamsuddin and general manager Anthony Samy, insisting there’s “no problem” between the two.
National Sports Council athletes division director Jefri Ngadirin says coaches, not officials, should accompany athletes to the Olympics as the Malaysia Athletics Federation plans to send an official to join high jumper Lee Hup Wei to Tokyo.
K. Prabudass set a new men’s half marathon national record of 1:07.00s in Japan yesterday, his first race since 2019. He says it is good to compete again after a long time.
It’s been barely a month since Datuk S. Vegiyathuman left the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Athletics Association as its president. Forced to give up sports due to health issues, the former police fingerprint examiner takes a look at the regrets and joys of athletics in Malaysia.
National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer is building up his fitness and stamina after fully recovering from Covid-19 and hopes to compete soon.
It’s not rocket science and has in fact been suggested many times before but it’s high time powers-that-be offer youngsters from remote areas a chance to compete as they could become star athletes.
Hurdler and national record holder Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian hopes the new Sabah sports minister and government will develop sporting facilities in the state, specifically in Kota Kinabalu and Keningau.
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.