S'pore shuttlers win three titles at youth event here
Singapore's junior badminton players bagged three age-group titles yesterday at the OUE Singapore Youth International Series at Our Tampines Hub.
Jaslyn Hooi beat Japan's Atsumi Miyazaki 21-12, 21-14 in the girls' Under-17 final, Joel Koh beat Neville Luaran of Malaysia 22-20, 21-19 in the boys' U-17 final, while Andy Kwek and Lee Jian Liang edged out Liang Chun-ping and Hu Chuan-en of Chinese Taipei 21-13, 8-21, 22-20 in the U-19 boys' doubles.
Mukesh Kumar wins Panasonic Open India
NEW DELHI • Indian golfer Mukesh Kumar, 51, shot a two-under 70 yesterday and held off compatriots Jyoti Randhawa and Rashid Khan (both 68s) to win the Panasonic Open India by one shot on 10-under 206.
Singaporeans Mitchell Slorach (75) and Mardan Mamat (78) had poor final rounds in the weather-shortened Asian Tour event to end joint-43rd and joint-59th on 219 and 222 respectively.
Record-breaking Rocket Man retires
Rocket Man, the only Singapore-based horse to win an International Group 1 race and undefeated in 17 domestic events, retired yesterday.
The 11-year-old sprinter had won the International Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2011, the same year he won the Group 1 KrisFlyer International Sprint. Trained by South African Patrick Shaw, Rocket Man collected more than $6.7 million in prize money, more than any local thoroughbred.
Slammers slay Warriors to head home 3rd in IPTL
TOKYO • The Singapore Slammers survived a Kei Nishikori-led fightback in the International Premier Tennis League yesterday to beat the Japan Warriors 27-23. Earlier, the UAE Royals thrashed the Indian Aces 30-20.
The Royals are now top of the standings (on more games won) but level on seven points with the Aces, against whom they will start proceedings in Singapore tomorrow. The Slammers are third in the four-team tournament.