The opportunity for the national squash queen, Dato’ Nicol David to win the World’s Greatest Athlete of All Time Award is getting brighter after comfortably leading the draw.
So far, the eight-time world champion has collected 186,338 votes to comfortably be in the top position.
The most voted athlete currently is Evgeniya Kanaeva, a gymnastic that has won the title for Olympic Champion in 2008.
The latest development has touched Nicol with the support of Malaysians, especially those who voted for her to put her in the top spot in the award competition.
A total of 24 athletes nominated by international sports bodies will each compete for the award which saw Nicol emerge as the sole representative from Asia.
Voting has been open since last Friday but starting January 20, only 10 athletes with the highest number of votes will continue to compete for the award.
The award is aimed at selecting the best athletes of all time who have competed in any edition of the world sports held for the first time in Santa Clara, the USA in 1981.
Those who want to vote, you can vote for our legend through this link here!
Let's Vote for Dato Nicol David!! 🇲🇾🇲🇾
Sila pilih "Nicol David" dari Malaysia, satu-satunya atlet yang dicalonkan dari Asia. Klik pada pautan berikut untuk mengundi:https://t.co/xxGUn6WdIO
— KBSMalaysia (@KBSMalaysia) January 14, 2021
Pele Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Urges Caution
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 3 (Xinhua) — Brazilian football legend Pele has described his COVID-19 vaccination as “unforgettable” and called for global cooperation to end the pandemic.
The 80-year-old was inoculated on Tuesday, around six weeks after Brazil began its coronavirus vaccine rollout, reports Xinhua news agency.
“Today was an unforgettable day. I received the vaccine,” Pele said on Instagram.
“The pandemic is not over. We must remain disciplined to save lives because many people have not yet been vaccinated. This will pass if we think of each other and help each other,” he added.
It is not known which vaccine Pele received or whether it was the first or second dose.
Pele, who has suffered from a series of health issues in recent years, has been in self-isolation since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic last March.
The only player to win three World Cups, Pele is regarded as one of football’s greatest ever players. In 2000, he shared the award for FIFA’s best player of the 20th century with Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died last November aged 60.
Former Tennis Star Sharapova In Forbes’ List of Top 10 Richest Self-Made Women In Russia
MOSCOW, March 2 – Retired Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova has entered the Forbes list of the top 10 richest self-made women in Russia, according to a fresh ranking published on Monday, reported Sputnik.
The magazine put the 33-year-old ve-time Grand Slam winner — the only athlete on the list — in 10th place with an estimated net worth of US$200 million. She made her fortune from prize money, endorsements, and her own candy company.
Before retiring in 2020, Sharapova claimed the title of the highest-paid female athlete for 11 consecutive years, according to Forbes, peaking at US$30 million in 2015. She also launched the premium candy brand Sugarpova, which reportedly posted earnings of US$20 million in 2019.
Tatyana Bakalchuk, the co-founder and owner of Russia’s largest online retailer, Wildberries, tops the Forbes list with US$10.1 billion. She is followed by businesswoman Olga Belyavtseva and Tatyana Kuznetsova, the deputy chair on the board of Russian gas giant Novatek.
The list of self-made women has become an alternative to the list of the richest women in Russia, first released in 2014, as the latter started including more and more wives or ex-wives of businessmen who made their fortune as a result of their marriage or divorce.
Inaugural Edition of U Mobile MLCC Community Cup 2021 Champions Take Home RM5000 In Prize Pool
The fight was intense, teams were strategising using unorthodox methods to beat the opponent, there were cries of excitement and friends were cheering in support throughout the hours.
These were the scenes in U Mobile MLCC Community Cup 2021 finals where the champions from High School and Campus fought not only for glory but for the pride of their respective institutions!
Ardent fans of U Mobile’s Mobile Legends Campus Championship were feted with the inaugural U Mobile Community Cup, a mini league to keep the students engaged throughout the MCO 2.0 period and as a pre-season tournament for the upcoming grand event, Season 3. Despite being a smaller scale tournament, the tournament was no push-over with over 850 players taking part from across 140 schools and 56 varsities nationwide.
In response to the overwhelming participation, U Mobile’s Head of Segment Marketing, Mimi Wong said “We never expected for the fans to be so excited to join our U Mobile MLCC Community Cup, it’s our first time organising a community event after 2 seasons of U Mobile MLCC. The main objective was to keep our fans engaged after the thrilling Season 2 in 2020, we’re glad to be able to give something to these students, especially during these trying times.”
The 2-month online tournament was held in January and February, and it was developed to give opportunities for new gamers to hone their skills and prepare themselves for the larger tournament scheduled to take place sometime in April 2021.
Winners for the Community Cup Tournaments stood to take home a total prize pool of RM5000 cash, split between Champions (RM 500), Second Place (RM 300), Third Place (RM 200), and Fourth to Eighth Place – RM 50 for each of the High School and Campus Category.
Casted by the affable duo, Sith And Mikos, both the High School Category and Campus Category finals were intensely contested with fans calling it one of the most engaging competition they have ever watched.
John Gaming, from Kolej Tingkatan 6 Sultan Sallehuddin from Kedah took on SPKM Academy Sekolah Tinggi Johor, with the former being crowned champion for January’s High School category while the Campus Championship went to UiTM Vendetta from UiTM Shah Alam after battling for 6 hours.
As for the last leg of our Community Cup winners, ESG Gaming from SMK Taman Nusa Damai, Johor fought hard to be February’s High School Champion while Rex Borneo Hibiscus from MSU College, Sabah has won the battle to crown as February’s Campus Category.
All eligible winners will receive their prize money via GoPayz app, the official payment partner for U Mobile Sdn Bhd.
For more information on the tournament, do check out and follow the official Facebook page – U Mobile MLCC Facebook .
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