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September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for combat sports regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for MMA regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 3:19 AM After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the death of Pradip Subramanian, members of the combat sport community have emphasised that safety is a key priority when organising fight events. Subramanian, 32, died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday (Sep 23) against Steven Lim. Preliminary reports by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that Subramanian 4

September 24, 2017 5:40 AM 'He died doing something he loved': Friends pay tribute to late bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian

SINGAPORE: Members of the bodybuilding fraternity have expressed shock over the sudden death of World Bodybuilding and Physique (WBPF) Singapore president Pradip Subramanian on Saturday (Sep 23). Speaking exclusively to Channel NewsAsia, WBPF Secretary-General Paul Chua expressed his grief upon learning of his protégé’s death on Saturday. “I was shocked 3

September 23, 2017 6:28 PM Tragedy strikes at Asia Fighting Championship as bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies

SINGAPORE - Tragedy struck at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night at the Marina Bay Sands, as World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) President Pradip Subramanian died after his muay thai match. The 32-year-old had reportedly looked shaken after his bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim and had to be helped 3

September 18, 2017 10:19 AM Asean Para Games: Second silver for Emily Lee as Singapore bag another two para-cycling medals

SINGAPORE - Para-cyclist Emily Lee clinched a silver medal in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit final of the Asean Para Games (APG) on Monday (Sept 18). The 47-year-old paired up with sighted pilot Sarah Tan and clocked 4min 25.184sec at the Nilai Velodrome in Negeri Sembilan. She was competing in the B class, a category for visually impaired athletes 3

September 16, 2017 11:52 AM Pinoy bets all set for Asean Para Games

The Philippine para-athletics team is aiming for a seven-gold medal finish in the 9th Asean Para Games slated on September 17 to 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 18-man delegation will try to surpass its five-gold medal haul in the 2015 edition of the meet in Singapore. Leading the charge for the country’s differently-abled athletics team are Joel Balatucan 3

September 12, 2017 12:33 AM Khairy challenges Para athletes to surpass 103 gold medal target

Rio Paralympics gold medallist Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli in action at the KL SEA Games. ― Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 ― Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has challenged the Malaysian contingent competing in the 9th Asean Para Games to overcome the 103 gold-medal target and emerge as the overall champion on home turf. The target set for the 9th edition 8

September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Physically-challenged athletes head for ninth ASEAN Para Games

HCM City (VNA) – A delegation of 142 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities left Ho Chi Minh City on September 11 for the ninth ASEAN Paralympic Games in Malaysia in the next days. They will vie for medals in eight events, including swimming, track-and-field, weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and table tennis 4

September 9, 2017 9:00 PM Other Sports: Mission not impossible

SIXTEEN sports will be contested at the Kuala Lumpur Asean Para Games from Sept 17-23 – making it the biggest ever. But hosts Malaysia will be banking on four sports – athletics, swimming, bowling and cycling – to deliver the bulk of the 103-gold target and emerge as overall champions for the first time in 16 years. Athletics is expected to deliver 40 gold medals 5