In Brief

Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin in action during the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race, on July 21.
Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin in action during the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race, on July 21.PHOTO: AFP

Quah Ting Wen not able to reach s-finals

Swimmer Quah Ting Wen failed to qualify for the women's 100m butterfly semi-final after finishing third in her heat in 1min 0.88sec. The Singaporean finished 35th out of 45 swimmers overall.

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom (56.26sec) was the fastest qualifier, ahead of the United States' Dana Vollmer (56.56) and Canada's Penny Oleksiak (56.73)

Dumoulin's early exit from road race

Cyclist Tom Dumoulin quit the men's road race shortly after the start alongside Copacabana beach in Rio yesterday.

The Dutchman, who broke his wrist during last month's Tour de France, lasted just 10km of the 237.5km of the race.

The 25-year-old is considered a contender for gold in the time trial which takes place on Wednesday.

REUTERS

Paralympics to ban all Russian athletes

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is set to do what its Olympic counterpart did not and ban Russia outright from its Games, according to The Observer.

In the wake of the publication of Professor Richard McLaren's report that revealed details of systemic doping in Russia, the IPC provisionally suspended Russia from the Paralympics.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 07, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe