New 6hr mark on stationary bike
Cycling enthusiast Alan Grant set a new mark in the Singapore Book of Records for the longest distance covered on a stationary bike in six hours by a male. His distance of 217.2km smashed the previous record of 142.4km set by Zeng Yukai in June 2008.
The record-breaking feat was achieved during a 24-hour event at Orchard Gateway starting at noon on Friday, marking the launch of registration for OCBC Cycle 2016. Online registration starts from 10am tomorrow at www.ocbccycle.com
S'pore hockey men fail to advance
The China and Sri Lanka men's teams qualified for the World Hockey League Round 2, after thrashing Singapore and Thailand respectively by identical 5-0 scorelines in the Round 1 semi-finals yesterday at Sengkang Stadium.
The winners meet in the final today, while the losers play off for third place although neither side will progress.
Meanwhile, the Singapore women's team take on Kazakhstan in their final round-robin game, with both among three teams chasing two remaining spots in Round 2. Thailand are already through with five straight wins but Hong Kong are also still in the running.
Dead tired but it's still a good day
LOS ANGELES • World No. 1 golfer Jason Day powered through the fatigue lingering from last week's Masters campaign to seize a share of the halfway lead at the RBC Heritage.
The Australian fired a two-under 69 in challenging, windy conditions at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He shared the lead on six-under 136 with Americans Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell, who both posted 68s.
Nadal recovers for shot at No. 9
MONTE CARLO • Rafael Nadal continued his resurgence, with a thrilling 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over world No. 2 Andy Murray yesterday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.
Eight-time champion Nadal has struggled since losing the 2013 final to Novak Djokovic, who was beaten in his opening match this week. But he overcame a strong early showing from Murray to book a spot in the final.