Sports World: Indoor skydiver Kyra captures two titles

Indoor skydiver Kyra captures two titles

Despite being the youngest competitor in her category, 14-year-old local indoor skydiver Kyra Poh came out on top in the Open Freestyle category in the 2nd Indoor Skydiving Championships held in Sydney last Saturday.

Kyra beat more experienced competitors from Estonia and Australia. She was also part of a four-person team that took first place in the four-way "A" team category, beating 13 other teams.

The other members of the Skyblockers Singapore team were 14-year-old Danelle Goh and brothers Joshua Ming-De Lee, 14, and Jordan Ming-En Lee, 12.

Kyra will next compete in October's FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving in Poland, alongside 15-year-old Choo Yi Xuan.

AFC will not ratify Kuwait authority

NEW DELHI • The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) refuses to recognise the government-installed authority that has been put in charge of Kuwaiti soccer, the regional governing body has said.

"Any form of government interference in the running of a Member Association is in breach of the Fifa and AFC Statutes," it said. "The AFC supports the stance taken by Fifa in suspending the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) from all football."


Ronaldinho video a hit for Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO • Football great Ronaldinho has shown his artistic talent by publishing a music video that pays tribute to the world's Paralympic athletes.

Clips of the song, titled I'm From The World, A Winner, have already been seen more than a million times, barely a day after being posted on Instagram. Ronaldinho is an official ambassador for the Paralympic Games, which will run from Sept 7-18.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe