Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
RUSSIAN tennis stars Elena Dementieva and Maria Kirilenko will take on Zheng Jie of China and Sania Mirza of India in a "Russia v Asia" clash at Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Dec 19-20.
The tentative format of play is one doubles on the first day and two singles matches the next day.
This is the first time WTA Tour players will play an exhibition in Malaysia as the previous two years featured ATP stars.
World No 5 Elena is a seasoned campaigner on the tour, having won 16 WTA titles and also the gold medal in last year's Beijing Olympics while Maria, who was World No 18 last year, is a rising star.
Zheng Jie's prowess is in doubles and her most memorable year was in 2006 when she and Yan Zi won two Grand Slam titles (Australian Open and Wimbledon).
This year, she created history by becoming the first China player to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.
Sania, who won the mixed doubles gold with Leander Paes in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, has won one singles and eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour.
The exhibition is also a nice introduction to the Malaysian Open Classic, a new event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour calendar, to be hosted in Kuala Lumpur next February.
Tourism Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen will launch the Russia v Asia match at the Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur today and joining her will be former star Anna Kournikova, the ambassador of the event.- NST
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
31 August 1989... The Final between Malaysia & Singapore was held @ the Stadium Merdeka at 7.30 p.m, just before the Closing Ceremony, Sea Games KL89. A capacity crowd of over 40,000 spectators withnessed a thrilling match which ended with Malaysia winning the GOLD medal with a score 3 - 1. The closing part of the first half and the whole of the second half was played in heavy rain.
31 August 1989... Malaysia (GOLD) Singapore (Silver) Indonesia (Bronze)
Dato' Ahmad Basri (Team Manager)... and my heroes Azizol Hj. Abu Haniffah.. kejor yeop kejor!
Subadron Aziz... Dollah Salleh... Zainal Abidin Hassan!
Champions in the rain...!
Won the Cup... Medals... and Bunga Telur...!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
HARI ini, gelanggang utama di Pusat Skuasy Nasional, Bukit Jalil secara rasminya akan diabadikan dengan nama pemain nombor satu dunia, Nicol David, sebagai penghormatan atas sumbangannya menaikkan nama negara.
Six times an Asian champion, six times the Malaysian Sportswoman of the Year, four times a world champion and twice Asian Games gold medallist, Nicol is the shining star of Malaysian sports.
The decision of the cabinet to endorse the Sports Ministry's proposal to name the National Squash Centre main court after the Penang-born player tomorrow is proof of the country's appreciation of Nicol's achievements.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Rio de Janeiro Elected As 2016 Host City
The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOC’s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.