#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Tribute to Pennefather; e-sports thrives through coronavirus

Our sports podcasters pay tribute to prominent sports administrator Annabel Pennefather who died of heart failure at the age of 71 on April 27.
Our sports podcasters pay tribute to prominent sports administrator Annabel Pennefather who died of heart failure at the age of 71 on April 27.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat (right) has Taiwan’s Wu Chiao Chen on the mat during their bout at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat (right) has Taiwan’s Wu Chiao Chen on the mat during their bout at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
Singtel in 2018 created PVP Esports, a multi-game and multi-country e-gaming platform.
Singtel in 2018 created PVP Esports, a multi-game and multi-country e-gaming platform.PHOTO: SINGTEL

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 82: S'pore sport loses trailblazer in Pennefather; e-sports thrives through coronavirus

12:04 mins

Synopsis: #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.

Money FM's Rachel Kelly calls up ST sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and ST sports reporter Kimberly Kwek.

They discuss the following topics:

1. On the morning of Monday (April 27), Annabel Pennefather - a trailblazer for women in Singapore sport and a prominent sports administrator - died. The podcasters talk about her contributions to Singapore sport, as well as what made her so admired by the fraternity.

2. Singapore-based mixed martial arts organisation One Championship announced its first official athlete rankings for select weight divisions across MMA, muay thai and kickboxing. What does this move mean for athletes and fans?

3. The coronavirus pandemic has halted major sports and emptied arenas all over the world, but sports fans have found an alternative - e-sports. Just how big has the boom been and can it continue?

Produced by: ST Sports Desk

Edited by: Aw Yao Feng, Nadiah Koh & Penelope Lee

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