Sports World: Feng wins, moves into China Open 2nd round

Feng wins, moves into China Open 2nd round

CHENGDU• World No. 4 women's table tennis player Feng Tianwei got past the opening round of the China Open yesterday with little fuss, beating 20-year-old home favourite Zhang Rui.

The Singaporean beat her unranked opponent 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7.

Today, Feng will play former Singapore Table Tennis Association team-mate Zeng Jian, who beat South Korean Choi Hyo Joo 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8.

Phua re-elected to lead bowling body

Veteran sports administrator Jessie Phua was re-elected president of the Singapore Bowling Federation last night for another two-year term, after she was unchallenged at the association's annual general meeting.

Former national kegler Valerie Teo was elected vice-president, taking over from Robin Yap who stepped down after eight years in the position.

Intel inks seven-year sponsor deal with IOC

SAN FRANCISCO • Intel Corp said on Wednesday it would become a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), making the chipmaker the latest technology company to put marketing dollars behind the global sporting event.

The new deal, which goes until 2024, comes a week after long-time Olympics sponsor McDonald's Corp bowed out of its deal three years early. Financial terms were not disclosed but IOC sources have previously told Reuters that major sponsors pay about US$100 million (S$139 million) per four-year cycle.


Bolt set to run 100m at Monaco meet

PARIS • Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Diamond League meet in Monaco on July 21, organisers announced on Wednesday.

The Jamaican sprinting legend is competing in his final season before retirement and will use the Monaco event as a warm-up for the London World Championships that start on Aug 5.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe