Matthias Steiner and his tragedy that almost cost his life

German weightlifter Matthias Steiner almost died in front of the whole world. It is not for nothing that he is called an athlete with a difficult fate. In the photo, the German weightlifter Matthias Steiner. A couple of moments ago, he made a gross mistake and dropped a 200-kilogram barbell on his head. The life of the Olympic champion was under threat in front of the whole world. If Mattias had not been a professional athlete, he could have died right on the platform. How did Steiner get away from…

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The oldest winner of the ultramarathon – meet Cliff Young

The Australian Ultramarathon was held from 1983 to 1991. Each start was attended by experienced athletes who trained for months in order to successfully overcome the distance of 864 km from Melbourne to Sydney. Most of the runners were under the age of 30. They were sponsored by major international brands: they provided high-quality sneakers and comfortable equipment. What was the surprise of the athletes when 61-year-old Cliff Young appeared on the track of a large-scale race. He was wearing overalls and galoshes over his boots. Clifford-this is the full…

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The flame of the previous Olympics in Tokyo was lit by the “atomic boy”: torchbearer Yoshinori Sakai

On July 23, the flame of the 2020 Olympics will be lit in Tokyo. This will be the second time for the city, and for the first time it hosted the Games in 1964-and the real symbol was the torchbearer Yoshinori Sakai, nicknamed “atomic boy”. On August 6, 1945, at 8:15, American troops dropped a Baby atomic bomb on Hiroshima (with an explosive equivalent of 20 kilotons of TNT). Most of the city was destroyed, only 70 thousand people died immediately from the explosion, and another 60 thousand-later: from wounds,…

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Malaysian Athletics Federation GM tests positive for Covid-19

The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) general manager has tested positive for Covid-19, the second case which affected MAF in three days. MAF president Datuk SM Muthu said its office had been immediately closed for 14 days after the latest infection was confirmed on Tuesday. “My results returned negative, but the results for three staff are still pending. I was in the office for around two hours, wearing a mask all the time,” Muthu said when contacted today. Just two days ago, Bernama reported that national athletics squad head coach Mohd…

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Muscles first for Mun Yee

The national divers will be back at the pool next Monday but four-time Olympian Leong Mun Yee will not be heading for the water – she will be at the gym first. For her, it’s all about building the foundation for what will is going to be a challenging final year of her illustrious career. “I lost muscle mass without proper training and will need to gain it back before doing proper diving. I have been waiting for the green light to get back to training. “I have been out…

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Former national gymnast Dr Farrah-Hani now an Associate Professor

Former national rhythmic gymnast Dr Farrah-Hani Imran (pic) is the first national athlete to receive the surgical Professor Madya (Associate Professor) title from a public institution. The 43-year-old was recognised last Friday (May 22) by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) after weeks of intense interviews with the university board. Dr Farrah was the first Malaysian gymnast to compete at the 1993 World Championships in Alicante, Spain and is currently a senior lecturer at UKM and also the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Unit and Wound Care Team. Dr Farrah-Hani…

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NSC vow to help Kirthana with vision problem

THE National Sports Council (NSC) will do everything possible to help save the athletics career of national triple jump champion R. Kirthana, who is suffering from failing eyesight. NSC director general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail feels it is premature to talk about turning her into a para-athlete. He said Kirthana, who is from Perak, should get a proper diagnosis of her vision problem and get it treated first. The 23-year-old had said she may have to become a para-athlete if her eyesight problem can’t be treated. Her coach, Ahmad Firdaus…

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Get help from experts first, Krithana told

THERE is a move to get national triple jump champion, R. Krithana to become a para-athlete due to her failing eyesight. However, Perak Amateur Athletics Association (PAAA) president Karim Ibrahim has called for the authorities to provide extensive medical assistance for her before anything else. Karim is puzzled over the hurry to get the 23-year-old from Bagan Serai to switch to para-athletics before every avenue to help her vision, has been exhausted. He said the priority should be on improving Krithana’s eyesight and not for others to think about her…

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Malaysia’s Jordan Boy pumped for clash against “Hitman” Liam Harrison

BANGKOK: Malaysian striking sensation “Jordan Boy” Mohammed Mahmoud will have his hands full come Friday, Jan 10, 2020 when he faces eight-time Muay Thai World Champion Liam “Hitman” Harrison at ONE: A New Tomorrow from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Heading into his next ONE Super Series contest, the 23-year-old knows exactly what he needs to do to kickstart the year on the right note. Although he’s had his fair share of triumphs and defeats, the experience he’s garnered competing among the best in the world has taught him…

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Academic success before Fosbury Flop for Sean Yee

National woman high jumper Yap Sean Yee will not feature in any competitions until June. The SEA Games gold medallist, who is pursuing a degree in computer science at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), wants to concentrate on her studies. “I have a project which I need to submit by June and I have decided to focus on it. I also want to complete my studies, which I started in 2015. “I want to obtain my degree by next year so I can fully focus on training and competitions,” said Sean…

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