Sports world : Four sailors book tickets to Rio Games

Four sailors book tickets to Rio Games

Four Singapore sailors confirmed their spots in August's Olympic Games yesterday at Spain's Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta, an event nominated by the Singapore Sailing Federation to select its Games-bound sailors.

Griselda Khng and Sara Tan finished 11th in the 49erFX skiff class, nine places ahead of Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low, to clinch their Olympic berth. Justin Liu and Denise Lim have also sealed their spot in the mixed-gender multi-hull Nacra17, finishing 20th out of 42 sailors.

Belgian cyclist's autopsy inconclusive

LILLE • An autopsy performed on cyclist Antoine Demoitie, who died after a fall in the Gent-Wevelgem race, was unable to say if the fatal injury was caused by a motorbike, a Dunkirk prosecutor said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old was involved in a fall along with three other riders and was then hit by a motorbike while on the ground.


Last-eight defeat for Singapore fencer, 15

Singapore fencer Amita Berthier bowed out in the last eight of the Fencing Cadet and Junior World Championships women's cadet individual (foil) event yesterday. She lost 6-15 to American Sylvia Bender in Bourges, France. Amita, 15, who bettered her top-16 performance at last year's edition, is the first Singaporean to reach the top eight of the event.

Uefa slap Dnipro with one-year Europe ban

PARIS • Last season's Europa League runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of Ukraine were handed a one-year European ban by European football body Uefa on Thursday for breaching financial regulations.

They will sit out a season for any European tournament for which they may qualify in the next three years.


Johnson one stroke off Houston Open lead

HUMBLE (Texas) • Golfer Dustin Johnson, seeking his first PGA Tour victory of the season, stormed into contention at the Houston Open with a seven-under 65 in Thursday's first round.

The American is just one stroke behind leader Charley Hoffman and level with compatriots Roberto Castro, Scott Brown and Morgan Hoffmann.


Cold Storage Kids Run registration extended

This year's Cold Storage Kids Run registration deadline has been extended to April 10 owing to popular demand.

The 3Gen Family Fun run has been sold out but there are still slots available for other categories. The race is on May 22 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay.

Lee to fight Japanese for One C'ship title

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Angela Lee, 19, will aim to become the youngest world champion on May 6, when she takes on Japan's Mei Yamaguchi for the inaugural One Women's Atomweight World Championship.

The Singapore-based teenager will enter the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the Ascent to Power event with a perfect 5-0 record since making her professional debut last May. Tickets are available at Sports Hub Tix.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe