Sports World: Chan takes up new role at World Sailing

Chan takes up new role at World Sailing

The Singapore Sailing Federation's (SSF) head of training and development Joseph Chan, 67, has been appointed by World Sailing as its regional development coordinator for Asia. He is a two-time Olympian and multiple SEA Games medallist.

Separately, the SSF will host the World Sailing Youth Worlds Emerging Nations Programme Performance Clinic from Aug 19-25.

Lee back to No. 1 and aims for Olympic glory

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei has reclaimed badminton's world No. 1 ranking that he lost 18 months ago following a positive doping test, establishing himself as the man to beat as he takes a possibly final crack at an elusive Olympic title in August.

The 33-year-old will not have to contend with Japan's top player Kento Momota, who was axed yesterday from the country's squad for Rio after he had gambled at an illegal casino.


Jones resists urge to change England squad

BRISBANE • England rugby coach Eddie Jones kept faith in his Six Nations-winning forwards when he named his team for the first Test against Australia tomorrow. He kept Maro Itoje in the second row for the opening Test of the three-match series despite speculation he would move the rising star to blindside flanker.

The same pack took the field when England beat France in Paris to win the Six Nations earlier this year.


Tan through to doubles final in Baku

BAKU • Singapore's top female tennis player Stefanie Tan, 23, paired with Kazakhstan's Kamila Kerimbayeva to beat Russian Anastasia Nefedova and Australian Alexandra 7-5, 6-1 to enter the doubles final at the Baku Cup Futures 3 tournament today.

Meanwhile, Tan's six-match winning streak in singles ended yesterday after she was beaten 6-7 (6-8), 1-6 by Kerimbayeva in an earlier match.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe