Sports World: Local youth paddlers take three titles

Local youth paddlers take three titles

Singapore won three out of four events at the Singapore Junior & Hopes Invitational Table Tennis Tournament, a three-day tournament which ended yesterday at the Singapore Table Tennis Association's Toa Payoh headquarters.

Gerald Yu and Beh Kun Ting (boys' Under-18), Marianne Wang and Chan Lu Wen (girls' U-12) and Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xinru (girls' U-18) were victorious. Chinese Taipei's Peng Jing-you and Chang Yu-an won the boys' U-12 event.

The tournament, now in its second edition, featured more than 100 youth paddlers from Asia, including China, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia.

St Andrew's, ACS(I) in U-14 sevens final

St Andrew's Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) have qualified for the Schools Sevens Under-14 final to be played at the National Stadium on April 16, the second day of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens.

Both schools finished in the top two after three rounds of the sevens competition (March 11, 18 and April 1) that featured 12 local schools. ACS(I) defeated Raffles Institution 14-12 in last year's inaugural final at the Sports Hub.

Support for Bilic despite awful run

LONDON • West Ham's owners have backed under-fire manager Slaven Bilic by insisting they have "100 per cent faith" in his ability to get the struggling English Premier League football club back on track.

His side crashed to a 2-1 defeat at lowly Hull on Saturday that extended their losing run to four matches and leaves them only six points above the relegation zone with eight games left.


Celtic clinch 48th title, still eye treble

EDINBURGH • Celtic thrashed Hearts 5-0 away to win their 48th Scottish football title yesterday, with Scott Sinclair scoring a hat-trick as Brendan Rodgers' side claimed a sixth consecutive Premiership.

They are still unbeaten, having drawn just two of their 30 league matches and having already won the League Cup. They have a Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers coming up on April 23 and so remain on course for the treble.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe