Sports World: MVP Lim dominates swim c'ships once more

MVP Lim dominates swim c'ships once more

Ashley Lim was crowned the Most Valuable Swimmer (Girls) for the third straight year as the Singapore National Age-Group Swimming Championships for juniors ended yesterday.

She broke the meet record in the 200m butterfly (12-year- olds) with a time of 2min 27.7sec, eclipsing the previous mark of 2min 30.83 sec.

Lim finished with 10 golds and one bronze. Reagan Cheng was the Most Valuable Swimmer (Boys).

Home-court advantage in play-offs for Slingers

The Singapore Slingers secured a top-two finish in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) after beating Kaohsiung Truth 76-52 yesterday at the OCBC Arena.

The second-placed Slingers (with a 12-6 record), alongside ABL leaders and top seed Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (who beat Alab Pilipinas 83-61 and improved to a 15-2 record), are guaranteed home-court advantage in the play-offs.

Chawrasia retains Indian Open golf title

DELHI • Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia closed with a final round one-under 71 yesterday to win the Hero Indian Open.

The defending champion finished on 10-under 278 to claim the US$1.75 million (S$2.47 million) event tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour and Indian Golf Union. Malaysian Gavin Green (75) was second on 285 at the DLF Golf and Country Club.

Jia Min secures second place at German Junior

BERLIN • Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min finished runners-up at the women's singles yesterday at the German Junior.

She lost to Japan's Hirari Mizu 20-22, 19-21 in the final.

The 18-year-old won the Dutch Junior last Sunday, beating Thailand's Pattarasuda Chaiwan 21-16, 21-15.

Furore as yellow card costs Sunwolves win

BLOEMFONTEIN (South Africa) • The yellow-carding of Takuma Asahara proved costly for Japan's Sunwolves, as they lost 31-38 to the Central Cheetahs of South Africa in Saturday's Super Rugby match.

The replacement prop was sin-binned after 65 minutes with the visitors clinging to a 31-30 lead.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe