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September 2, 2018 10:02 AM Asian Games medals a morale booster: Nicol

SEPANG: The gold and bronze medals won at her last appearance in the Asian Games will be Datuk Nicol Ann David's morale booster to pursue success in the new season of the PSA Tour championships. "It always gives nice vibes to win after sometime ... it is also good to win a gold medal in the Asian Games. "Feeling fresh after the Asian Games, I think I will start 7

August 31, 2018 8:43 AM S. Korea's Moon to send special envoy to N. Korea next week: Yonhap

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North's Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament, local media said Friday. The unnamed envoy will visit the North's capital city on Sept 5, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential spokesman. Seoul proposed the envoy's 15

August 31, 2018 6:56 AM Hong Kong's Sarah Lee eases into sprint final

JAKARTA: Hong Kong's Sarah Lee Wai-sze eased into women's sprint final as she went in search of her second track cycling gold at the Asian Games on Friday. The defending champion, who set a tournament-record 10.583 seconds in Thursday's qualifying round, beat South Korea's Cho Sun-young in two straight races. The 31-year-old former Olympic keirin bronze 13

August 29, 2018 10:18 AM Korean archer refuses to celebrate Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Aug 29, 2018 (AFP) - A South Korean archer refused to celebrate bagging a gold medal at the Asian Games after his second-placed compatriot missed a final chance to win an exemption for military service. Kim Woo-jin, 26, brushed off a strong challenge from Lee Woo-seok in the men's individual recurve on Tuesday, where top spot would have exempted 10

August 27, 2018 2:35 PM Asiad: Rafiq claims historic bowling masters gold

PALEMBANG: National men's bowler, Rafiq Ismail has become the first Malaysian to clinch the men's bowling masters gold medal in the Asian Games when he was victorious in the masters stepladder final at Jakabaring Bowling Centre, here today. The 21-year-old kegler was patient and calm in the tense final to defeat defending champion Park Jong-woo of South 13

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM India suffer first kabaddi defeat

JAKARTA: India's men suffered their first ever kabaddi defeat at the Asian Games when they slumped 24-23 to South Korea in a group match on Monday. The seven-time champions beat both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Sunday to stamp their authority but they met their match in South Korea, ending a run of 32 straight wins. India have only lost once before in the home-grown 13

August 20, 2018 11:03 AM Supplementary budget not needed as fiscal deficit under control: Amiruddin

PUTRAJAYA: The government does not need a supplementary budget for now as the country's fiscal deficit is under control, according to Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ir Amiruddin Hamzah. He said a well managed and sustainable fiscal deficit would strengthen Malaysia's economy and the country will not need to borrow again. "We would not need a supplementary 15

August 19, 2018 11:01 AM Asian Games: Khim Wen lands Malaysia's first medal

JAKARTA: National taekwondo athlete, Yap Khim Wen, has become the first Malaysian to deliver a medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games for the country, after bagging a bronze medal in the women's individual poomsae event today. The success also ended a 16-year wait for the national taekwondo camp in the Asian Games after Lee Pei Fen/Lee Wan Yuen won a bronze 18

August 19, 2018 9:45 AM China's Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

JAKARTA: Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table on Sunday. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men's changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games' opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second 15

August 18, 2018 3:53 AM Asian Games: PM Mahathir congratulates national Under-23 football team

KUALA LUMPUR: The sensational win of the national Under-23 squad against South Korea in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 Friday caught the attention of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Through his Twitter today, the prime minister congratulated the team, coached by Datuk Ong Kim Swee, for defeating South Korea 2-1. "Congratulations to the national 15