Sports World: Cheah takes second title in a week

Cheah takes second title in a week

Bowler Cheah Ray Han captured the Singapore National Youth Championship yesterday to add to his national senior title a week ago.

He beat Joyan Khoo 214-140 in the final at Singapore Bowling at Rifle Range. In the girls' division, Joy Yap beat Iliya Syamim 203-201.

Liang falls to Sindhu in HK Open

Singapore's top woman shuttler Liang Xiaoyu took Olympic silver medallist and world No. 9 P.V. Sindhu the distance before succumbing 17-21, 23-21, 18-21 in the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals yesterday.

The Indian faces Cheung Ngan Yi in today's semi-finals. The unheralded Hong Konger had upset Indian fifth seed Saina Nehwal 21-8, 18-21, 21-19.

Slorach surrenders lead to Catlin

BOGOR • Overnight leader Mitchell Slorach shot an even-par 71 yesterday to drop to fourth at the US$60,000 (S$86,000) Combiphar Golf Invitational in Indonesia.

The 29-year-old Singaporean is on nine-under 204 at the Asian Development Tour event and trails leader American John Catlin (67 for a total of 201) going into today's final round at the Gunung Geulis Country Club.

Russian athletes paid for 'protection'

BERLIN • Germany's ARD television and France's Le Monde newspaper revealed yesterday that six Russian athletes - including long-distance runner Liliya Shobukhova and steeplechaseer Yuliya Zaripova - each paid between €300,000 (S$455,000) and € 700,000 to top athletics officials, including Papa Massata Diack , the son of ousted international athletics president Lamine Diack, for "total protection" from failed doping tests.


Rookies to break the ice at The Rink

The Singapore Ice Hockey Association (Siha) will hold its girls' hockey night tomorrow at the The Rink at JCube from 7.30pm. The two-hour event is open to girls of all ages and no ice hockey or ice skating experience is required.

Basic ice hockey equipment (skates, stick, helmet) will be available free of charge for all participants and qualified female instructors from Singapore's national women's ice hockey team will conduct introductory lessons.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe