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  • Bangladeshi autistic woman becomes Special Olympics champion

    Bangladeshi autistic woman becomes Special Olympics champion

    It is difficult to imagine that a woman with both physical and mental disability could accomplish something that even normal people cannot hope to achieve. Indeed, what Shewli Shathi has done can be considered a miracle. Shathi, 27, was born into a poor family in Dhaka and was unable to walk until she was 15-years

  • Profile: The Great Wong

    Profile: The Great Wong

    Wong Peng Soon (February 1918, Johor Baru, Malaya – 22 May 1996, Singapore) is acknowledged as one of the all-time greatest badminton players. He was a four-time winner of the All-England singles title, as well as a member of the Malayan teams that dominated the Thomas Cup from the late 1940s to the late 1950s.

  • Vanessa traded books for badminton

    Vanessa traded books for badminton

    It has been almost a decade since she traded her books for shuttlecocks. But not once has national shuttler Vanessa Neo regretted her bold decision. Neo, 26, still remembers her friends’ reactions when she broke the news to them.

  • I can win a Grand Prix gold: Sai Praneeth

    I can win a Grand Prix gold: Sai Praneeth

    One of India’s most promising shuttlers, Sai Praneeth feels he has the quality to compete with the best in the business and emulate compatriots Parupalli Kashyap and K Srikanth in winning a Grand Prix Gold title. In a week’s time, Praneeth stunned two top players –former World number one and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of