Sports World: Dipna meets Asian Games criteria

Dipna meets Asian Games criteria

•National hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad is set to feature at August's Asian Games in Indonesia after she met the qualifying criteria for the 400m hurdles event yesterday.

The 26-year-old clocked 59.55 seconds in the final of the Strive Track and Field Competition to finish first among four competitors at the Western Australia Athletics Stadium.

The Asian Games qualifying time is 59.78sec - the sixth-place timing at the previous Games as mandated by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). Dipna's Asian Games appearance is subject to approval by the SNOC.

Real up to third in LaLiga with win

MADRID • Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes on Wednesday, despite coach Zinedine Zidane resting Cristiano Ronaldo, as they climbed into third place in the Spanish LaLiga standings for the first time since Dec 2.

Unai Bustinaza gave the hosts the lead in the sixth minute but Lucas Vazquez pulled the champions level five minutes later. Casemiro gave Real the lead in the 29th minute and captain Sergio Ramos rounded off the scoring with a stoppage-time penalty.


Roma boss rues schoolboy mistakes

KHARKIV (Ukraine) • Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco was angry after their second-half collapse against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, saying he felt as if he had fielded two different teams in the Champions League first leg of the last-16 tie.

The Italian Serie A side led 1-0 at half-time courtesy of Cengiz Under, but the Ukrainian champions won 2-1 thanks to Facundo Ferreyra and Fred, with di Francesco slamming "schoolboy mistakes from players who have international experience".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe