Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Commonwealth Game 2010 - Christina, Ian sparkle

Christina Loh (left) and Ian James Barr performed creditably despite not ending up on the podium.

CHRISTINA Loh set a national record in the 50m breaststroke while Ian James Barr made the semi-finals of the men's 50m backstroke as the rest of the Malaysian challenge sank at the Dr SPM Swimming Complex yesterday.
Christina, despite finishing sixth in her heats, clocked 33.39s to better her own national record by 0.03s.

Ian, swimming against quality opposition, did well to make the semi-finals which proved to be just too much for him later in the day but he did give the Malaysian camp something to smile about after Daniel Bego failed to impress in the 200m butterfly.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

India embraces the vuvuzela

Pandelela Rinong will take part in only the 10m platform.

NEW DELHI: The vuvuzela trumpets that became the droning soundtrack to the football World Cup in South Africa are to make a comeback at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Vuvuzelas provoked strong emotions in South Africa, with some fans loving the distinctive low-pitched bellow while others -- including many players, coaches and commentators -- driven to distraction.

About 10,000 plastic vuvuzela horns have already been sold in Delhi through official merchandising outlets at a cost of US$5.50 (RM17) each.