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Swim fast, just not 20% faster

Para-swimmer Danielle Moi and her 4x50m freestyle relay team-mates from Metta School were the second quartet to finish their race at the Special Olympics Singapore National Games.

But after they touched the wall in 3min 29.55sec, they found out that they had been disqualified - for swimming too fast.

Their time in the May 21 race was more than 20 per cent quicker than their seeded ...more

Singapore toasts first world boxing champ

Singapore

SINGAPORE now has its first world champion in boxing after Muhamad Ridhwan stunned Tanzania's Fadhili Majiha with a fourth-round knockout to claim the Universal Boxing Organisation's (UBO) world super-featherweight title last Saturday.

Some critics may scorn at this universal professional crown for Ridhwan, questioning the validity of that claim because the 29-year-old is ...more

Badminton: SBA launches new badminton academy

In collaboration with ActiveSG, the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) launched its academy yesterday morning at the Pasir Ris Sports Hall.

Called the SBA Badminton Academy, it is open for registration for children aged six to 17. The first sessions will start on June 3 at the Bedok, Clementi, Hougang, Jurong West, Pasir Ris and Yio Chu Kang sports centres.

Parliamentary Secretary ...more

School Sports: AJC boys win 1st basketball title since 1989

After 28 long years, Anderson Junior College (AJC) finally won its first Schools National A Division boys' basketball title since 1989 at Jurong East Sports Hall yesterday.

In the girls' final, Raffles Institution (RI) defeated Dunman High School (DHS) 64-38 to win back-to-back titles.

AJC - which finished third last year - finally broke its barren spell with a 75-67 victory over ...more

Captain & hat-trick hero wins it for MJC

It was his third and last Schools National A Division boys' football final, and Justin Hui was determined to sign off in style by helping his Meridian Junior College (MJC) side to another title.

And he did just that. Sporting a striking hairstyle, the 19-year-old MJC captain scored a sensational hat-trick to lead his side to a 3-1 victory over rivals Victoria Junior College (VJC) at the Jalan ...more

After 25 years, Singapore boxing lands big punch

Singapore

AFTER languishing in the doldrums for almost 25 years, Singapore boxing seems to be punching above its weight.

With the growing popularity of mixed martial arts and kick-boxing these days, Singaporeans seem to have redeveloped the penchant for boxing, a glamour sport in the 1960s and 1970s among many locals.

Those were the days when pugilists like Ow Mun Hong, Austin ...more

Football: Programme to groom budding players, coaches

Manchester City under Pep Guardiola are one of the more stylish English Premier League sides with their slick passing and free-flow attacking football.

Next month, the club hope to instil some of their footballing style in Singaporean kids, after announcing yesterday a partnership with their healthcare sponsor Mundipharma to launch the first Betadine Youth Football Development Programme in ...more

Cycling: Cyclists raise game for SEA Games

With the SEA Games drawing closer, national cyclists received a huge boost prior to the Aug 19-30 multi-sport event with yesterday's OCBC Cycle National Road Championship at Seletar North Link.

National team cyclists Goh Choon Huat and Luo Yiwei clinched the gold medals in the Men's and Women's Open Criterium categories respectively.

Said Goh, who clocked 1hr 47min 40.777sec to ...more

Motor racing: Daim speeds to top in both races on return

Two years without racing would make any motor sports driver rusty.

Not for Singapore's Daim Hishammudin. The 18-year-old - who took a two-year break to study and complete his basic military training (BMT) - was right on pace on his return to racing.

He wasted no time in winning his first two races in the 420R class of the Prince Lubricants Caterham Motorsport Championship series ...more

Yang ready to vault to SEA Games gold medal

Pole vaulter Rachel Yang has qualified for August's SEA Games and is eyeing gold in Kuala Lumpur.

The 35-year-old national record holder (3.90m) and 2015 Games silver medallist cleared 3.60m - the Games qualification mark - at the #CelebrateAthletics Meet 1 held at Bishan Stadium yesterday.

The result marks a successful comeback from a torn anterior cruciate ligament she suffered ...more

Special Olympics: Rainer finds his stride in bowling

Landing a strike on the bowling lanes comes frequently for Rainer Yow nowadays. The 18-year-old even registered a turkey - three straight strikes - last month.

But when Rainer was just two years old, a doctor told his parents, Myles Yow and Lorraine Khoo, that their only son would never be able to perform simple movements like stacking items.

Rainer had been diagnosed then with ...more

Boxing: Ridhwan confident of making boxing history

It will be the biggest fight of his career, but Muhamad Ridhwan is quietly confident that he will be able to extend his unbeaten streak come May 27 .

The 29-year-old professional boxer will become Singapore's first world champion if he wins the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) world super-featherweight (58.97kg) title at the Roar of Singapore II's co-main event.

His opponent ...more

Cricket: Singapore's indoor cricketers leave Lankans impressed

Singapore's indoor cricketers gave a tough fight to the Sri Lanka All-Stars in a warm-up series over the weekend as they prepared for September's World Cup in Dubai.

Though the national Open team lost the friendlies 1-2, the players gave a good account of themselves which caught the vastly experienced Sri Lankans, among whom were several World Cup veterans, by surprise.

Singapore ...more

Sport climbing: Climbing to greater heights

Sport climbing may not be that familiar to Singaporeans, but the sport is on the rise.

The Republic will host the Asian Youth Championships for sport climbing from July 4 to 9, with the winners of the event guaranteed automatic qualification for next year's Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"I'm hoping to qualify for the YOG, and I definitely want to do better ...more

Netball: Singapore end 23-year wait for Asian Youth crown

Rather than allow the suffocating pressure to get to them, Singapore's youth netballers instead used their desire to break an unwanted 23-year streak as drive.

After five straight third-place finishes at the Asian Youth Netball Championship, the national 21 & Under team finally broke their duck yesterday to claim the title.

The third seeds beat Causeway rivals Malaysia 47-43 to ...more
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