In Brief: Marathoner Neo over 5min off personal best

Marathoner Neo over 5min off personal best

Singapore's Neo Jie Shi completed the marathon in 3hr 15min 18sec yesterday afternoon to rank 131st out of 133 finishers.

The time is some way off her personal best of 3:09:57.

Neo, 31, is the first marathoner to represent Singapore at the Olympics since Yvonne Danson at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Sailors Cheng, Yin miss the boat for medal races

Singapore sailors Colin Cheng and Elizabeth Yin failed to make the medal races in their respective events.

Cheng ended his Olympics the way he started, with a solid ninth spot in the 10th and final Laser race to stand 20th overall among 46 men, with 160 net points. He began with a strong fifth place but a series of mediocre finishes meant he was never in contention.

Yin was the 26th of 37 women in the Laser Radial class with 193 points. Her best finish was 11th in Race 4.

Harting says sorry for big-headed behaviour

Newly crowned Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting has apologised for whistling on the podium and refusing to give interviews after his shock win.

The German said the euphoria of his first major title had gone to his head."To anyone whose toes I trod on: I am sorry, that wasn't my intention," he said.


Stepanova's Wada account compromised

Russian whistle-blower Yulia Stepanova's electronic account at the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has been illegally accessed.

The anti-doping body said a "perpetrator" had illegally obtained the password for the middle-distance runner's account and accessed details which would normally include her registered whereabouts.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe