Sports World: Foo romps to victory in KL Amateur Open

Foo romps to victory in KL Amateur Open

KUALA LUMPUR • Singapore golfer Gregory Foo captured the Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open on Thursday with a dominant victory.

With rounds of 69, 71 and 66, the 22-year-old finished on 10-under 206. Malaysian Amir Nazrin Jailani was seven shots back in second at the Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam course.

Kitajima, Hackett miss boat to Rio Olympics

TOKYO • Japan superstar Kosuke Kitajima is set to retire from competitive swimming after failing in his bid to qualify for a fifth Olympics yesterday.

The 33-year-old finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke at the national championships, having already missed out in the 100m earlier in the week.

In Adelaide, Grant Hackett, 35, missed out on his chance to compete at a fourth Olympics when he failed to qualify for the 200m freestyle final at the Australian Swimming Championships.


Para swim star Yip strikes gold in Russia

RAMENSKOYE (Russia) • Singapore para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu clocked 1min 2.49sec in the women's S2 50m freestyle event to win gold at the Russian National Championships on Thursday.

Team-mate Theresa Goh took a silver in the SB4 100m breaststroke event, finishing in 2:06.15. She also won a bronze yesterday in the S5 200m freestyle.

The meet is the duo's first since competing at the Asean Para Games on home soil in December last year.

Ebner called up to replace injured Isles

HONG KONG • New England Patriots' Nate Ebner has been drafted into the United States squad for the Hong Kong Sevens, after explosive winger Carlin Isles was ruled out through injury, USA Rugby said in a statement on Thursday.

Ebner, a member of the Patriots team who won the Super Bowl last year, was fast-tracked into the US seven-a-side set-up earlier this year, with a view to winning a place in the final squad for the Olympics in Rio.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe