Sports World: 4 bronzes, 1 silver for S'pore at diving meet

4 bronzes, 1 silver for S'pore at diving meet

MACAU • National divers Jonathan Chan and Freida Lim earned a silver in the mixed synchronised platform yesterday at the Asian Diving Cup, as Singapore ended the meet with four bronzes and one silver.

Their score of 269.10 put them behind China's Xia Yujie and Cao Lizhi (318.08) and ahead of Malaysians Muhammad Syahmi and Kimberly Bong (249.72).

Team-mates Mark Lee and Timothy Lee took bronze in the men's 3m synchronised springboard, posting a score of 358.56 to finish behind China's Chen Linhai and Liu Chengming (418.17) and Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang and Chew Yiwei (391.95). In the mixed 3m synchronised springboard event, Ashlee Tan and Joshua Chong scored 253.95 for third place, finishing behind China's Lin Qu and Ling Yang (319.50) and Malaysia's Nur Dhabitah Sabri and Gabriel Gilbert Daim (312.00).

Injured Kerber in doubt for Wimbledon

LONDON • Angelique Kerber suffered a fresh blow yesterday when a hamstring strain forced the world No. 1 to withdraw from tennis' Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

The German, who has been clinging onto the top spot despite failing to win a Tour-level title this year, is hoping to capture a third Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon next month. Her injury will now put her chances of competing at the All England club in doubt.


Srikanth clinches Indonesia Open title

JAKARTA • Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Super Series title, lifting the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy with victory over Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai yesterday, reported the Press Trust of India.

The world No. 22, who had reached the final of the Singapore Open in April, outclassed Sakai, ranked 47th, 21-11, 21-19 in just 37 minutes to take home a cheque of US$75,000 (S$103,700).

Maldini switches from field to court

ROME • After a glorious quarter of a century starring for AC Milan on the football pitch, Paolo Maldini has qualified for a tennis tournament in Milan.

The 49-year-old, now working as a director at Miami FC, qualified by wild card in the doubles in the weekend-long Aspria Tennis Cup, part of the challenger circuit, the level below the ATP World Tour.


Fung claims maiden Asian title by a shot

BANGKOK • Malaysia's Nicholas Fung clinched his first Asian Tour title at the Queen's Cup in Thailand yesterday with a solid putt on the 18th hole for a four-under 67 that sealed his one-shot victory over Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond (66).

The 27-year-old golfer totalled 15-under 269 for the US$500,000 (S$691,600) tournament in Koh Samui, where conditions were often blustery.

Singapore's Mardan Mamat carded a two-over 73 in his final round to total 291 to finish tied-55th.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe