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Water Polo: Only top four in Asia will do

He took up his role as national men's water polo coach only last month, but Dejan Milakovic is confident that Singapore has what it takes to succeed on the Asian stage.

While the Serb, who is here on a two-year contract, acknowledged that there are "a lot of things to be done" in order to achieve that, he was pleased with the potential his charges have shown.

"The most important ...more

Football: Bowen hang on to beat rivals in nail-biter

Even though their bodies grew weary and their spirits were shaken by their arch-rivals' onslaught, the Bowen Secondary B Division team hung on grimly in their defence of the Schools National girls' football title at the Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday.

Extra time and a penalty shoot-out later, it was Bowen who retained their B Division title, beating a gallant Queensway Secondary School for ...more

Swimming: Quah Zheng Wen achieves NCAA silver lining

Singapore swimmer Quah Zheng Wen proved yesterday morning (Singapore time) that he has what it takes to challenge the United States' top collegiate swimmers, ending his maiden National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) outing with a silver in the 200-yard butterfly race.

The 20-year-old clocked 1min38.83sec to finish second in the final at the NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving ...more

Marathon: Blunder means runners clock extra 1.5km

Despite having to run an extra 11/2 kilometres, the leading pack of the Osim Sundown Marathon men's race still emerged as the top finishers yesterday morning.

While following the leading cyclist, the front runners of the 42.195km full race went the wrong way at around the 2.5km mark.

They rejoined the correct route about 1.5km later but had to overcome congestion.

While ...more

Colin Cheng surprised by Sailor of the Year accolade

Two-time Olympian Colin Cheng was named Sailor of the Year at the Singapore Sailing Federation annual awards gala dinner at One Degree 15 Marina Club at Sentosa Cove last night.

The 27-year-old Laser Standard sailor admitted that he was surprised to receive the award because he did not think he deserved it.

While he reached a career-high ranking of world No. 12 last August and went ...more

Badminton: Marin targets more success at S'pore Open

Carolina Marin has achieved all her sporting ambitions as listed on her profile page on the Badminton World Federation website - "Get a medal at the Olympic Games, be a World Champion and European Champion, and to become world No. 1."

Yet when asked if she has any other ambitions to seek, the 23-year-old's answer came without hesitation: "More."

Speaking to The Straits Times yesterday ...more

Football: Voices from the ground included in Lim's team

He had been one of the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) most vocal critics, slamming the state of the local game on social media.

But former national goalkeeper Yakob Hashim has made a surprising U-turn by joining FAS provisional council president Lim Kia Tong's team to contest the April 29 election.

This, after his voice, which champions a better-managed grassroots scene, ...more

Football: Parvin steps up as women's football torchbearer

Veteran football player Sharda Parvin has joined Lim Kia Tong's team as the female candidate who will contest at the upcoming Football Association of Singapore (FAS) election on April 29.

Parvin, 32, will run for the individual female member position in the FAS council. At least one female has to be in the elected 15-member council, but she does not have to join the nine-member slate.

Lim's ...more

Swimming: Schooling, Quah aim for success at NCAA

Both Singapore's top swimmers, Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen, will be entering this week's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Indiana with something to prove.

And the Republic's national training centre head coach Gary Tan believes both Olympians will perform well amid fierce competition at the elite collegiate meet.

Quah, ...more

Football: Interest of Singapore football 'must come first', MCCY's Grace Fu

Even as battle lines are drawn before an impending landmark election for the sport, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) Grace Fu has called for unity within the football fraternity.

She urged for differences to be put aside in working for the good of a sport loved by the nation, but which now finds itself in the doldrums.

"I'm glad to see that there's some progress ...more

GetActive! Singapore gets more sports

The second instalment of GetActive! Singapore will expand to feature more sports, as well as competitions tailored for the corporate, youth and masters segments.

The 12-day celebration of sport in the lead-up to National Day will take place from July 29 to Aug 9 and will continue to include disability sports. Plans have been made to have 24 sports - three more than last year. Cycling, para-cycling, ...more

New badminton tournament format, S'pore Open locked in until 2021

Despite some tentative uncertainty over the future of the Singapore Open, the world's top badminton players will continue to compete here for at least another four more years.

The Republic was one of the stops named yesterday on the Badminton World Federation (BWF)'s professional circuit for the cycle starting next year until 2021.

The sport's world governing body also announced ...more

Grooming future stars is Wong's top priority

With a first class slated to begin in a fortnight, former national shuttler Derek Wong is starting small with his badminton academy.

But the training regimen his charges go through will be helmed by coaches of a stellar badminton pedigree.

The two-time Olympian, who called time on his career after the Rio de Janeiro Games last year, has roped in former national team-mate Shinta ...more

Setback spurs Khoo to push himself

Fuelled by rejection, Singapore swimmer Lionel Khoo stole the show yesterday at the China Life Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships when he wiped almost a second off the national 200m breaststroke record.

Khoo, 21, won with a time of 2min 15.27seconds, eclipsing his previous mark of 2:16.19 set last year at the Asean University Games. It is the first senior record to fall at ...more

Singapore to host ICC from this year till 2020


THE worst-kept secret in Singapore's sports scene was finally made official on Thursday, as it was confirmed that the Lion City will indeed host the elite International Champions Cup (ICC) football tournament this July.

What wasn't quite expected, however, was the surprise announcement that Singapore will stage four consecutive editions of this high-profile event at the ...more
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