Sports world: Ashley breaks two swim meet records

Ashley breaks two swim meet records

Ashley Lim Yi-Xuan continued to put on a stellar show in the pool as she swam her way to two meet records on the second day of the 47th Singapore National Age Group (Snag) Swimming Championships held at the OCBC Aquatic Centre at the Sports Hub.

The reigning Most Valuable Girl Swimmer, who represents Singapore Swimming Club, powered her way to win the girls' 200m backstroke for 11-year-olds with a timing of 2:40.14. She continued to prove her dominance during her last swim of the day, cruising through the girls' 400m freestyle with a personal best of 4:48.01.

The Singapura Finance 47th Snag Junior events will continue tomorrow at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Ng hits personal best in world c'ships

•SEOUL • National speed skater Lucas Ng set a personal best in the 500m race at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Short Track Speed Skating Championships yesterday.

The 27-year-old Singaporean, who is participating in his fifth consecutive world championships, clocked 43.972sec to rewrite his previous best of 44.57 to finish 21st in a field of 50 ice skaters.

Juventus open up lead in Serie A

MILAN • Juventus warmed up for a crucial Champions League date at Bayern Munich with a precious 1-0 win over Sassuolo.

The win moved Juve six points clear of rivals Napoli at the top of the Serie A and kept a 19-game unbeaten streak and a clean sheet for a new league record of 10 consecutive games. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Lazio face fines over racist chants again

NYON • Lazio face punishment on Friday after Uefa opened disciplinary proceedings for racist chanting by their fans during a Europa League clash at Sparta Prague.

The match, which ended 1-1, was held up after racist abuse was aimed at Sparta's Zimbabwean defender Costa Nhamoinesu.

In February, Lazio were fined €50,000 (S$76,500) and had a two-match partial stadium ban imposed after fans targeted Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly with racist monkey chants in a Serie A game.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 13, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world: Ashley breaks two swim meet records'. Print Edition | Subscribe