Sports World: Liew triumphs at Arnold Classic Asia

Liew triumphs at Arnold Classic Asia

Singapore bodybuilder Joan Liew won the women's physique category at the inaugural Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival in Hong Kong from Aug 19-21.

The 40-year-old was one of the Republic's four medal winners at the meet.

Benjamin Broughton bagged a silver in the men's junior bodybuilding category, while Ziela Eriksen and Shontel Chow were second and third respectively in the women's masters bikini fitness category.

Henry is Belgium's new assistant coach

BRUSSELS • Former France football star Thierry Henry has been named as the new assistant coach of Belgium, the national coach Roberto Martinez announced yesterday.

"Thierry is an important figure. He will bring something different. He agreed right away to join us," said Martinez, who was appointed at the start of the month to succeed the sacked Marc Wilmots.


Lochte charged over false robbery claim

RIO DE JANEIRO • The Brazilian authorities have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, police said.

The 32-year-old gold medallist risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted a police official as saying, although the judicial authorities had yet to confirm that.


Kuwait sacks Olympic, football heads

KUWAIT CITY • Kuwait announced on Thursday that it had sacked the board of directors of both its Olympic committee and football association.

Sheikh Fahd Jaber Al-Ali has been named as the new head of the Olympic committee, replacing Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Sabah. Fawaz Al-Hassawi has been chosen to lead the football association.


Ko starts strong in quest for fourth title

LOS ANGELES • New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title, made a promising start when she carded a five-under 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday.

She completed her round in style by sinking a tricky five-foot par putt with her assured cross-handed putting stroke and was one stroke behind English leader Stephanie Meadow.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe