Sports World: No Asiad for S'pore women's rugby 7s

No Asiad for S'pore women's rugby 7s

Singapore finished seventh in the Asia Rugby Women's Sevens Series held in Colombo yesterday and missed out on qualification for the 2018 Asian Games.

A top-six finish in the eight-team tournament would have given the Singaporeans a place in next year's Asiad in Indonesia.

The Republic lost all three matches in the round-robin stage on Saturday after defeats by China (0-24), Kazakhstan (0-34) and Thailand (5-31).

In the quarter-finals, Singapore were beaten 0-27 by Japan, but defeated South Korea 15-0 in the play-off for seventh.

S'pore's Choo 72nd in Ironman in Hawaii

Singaporean Choo Ling Er clocked 10hr 32min 30sec in the women's category to finish 72nd out of 672 competitors at the Ironman World Championship on Saturday.

The event, comprising a 3.9km swim, 180km bike ride and a full marathon, was held in Kona, Hawaii.

Compatriot Benjamin Ooi, a Singapore Management University undergraduate, 24, timed 10:34:04 to end 642nd out of 1,692 male competitors.

Juve's unbeaten home record falls

MILAN • Lazio ended Juventus' two-year unbeaten home record in all competitions with a 2-1 Italian Serie A victory after Paulo Dybala missed a stoppage-time penalty that was awarded with the help of the video assistant referee on Saturday.

Ciro Immobile scored twice early in the second half for Lazio, the second being a penalty, after Douglas Costa had given the Italian champions a half-time lead.

Juve's last home defeat was by Udinese in August 2015, and they have since been unbeaten at their own stadium for 57 matches, including 41 in Serie A.


Ko gets shot at LPGA Tour after KEB win

INCHEON • Golfer Ko Jin Young held off the challenge of women's world No. 2 Park Sung Hyun and two-time Major champion Chun In Gee to capture the KEB Hana Bank Championship title and earn herself a golden ticket to the lucrative LPGA Tour.

Two shots clear overnight, the 22-year-old shot a four-under 68 yesterday to finish on 269, two strokes ahead of Park (68) and three clear of Chun (69).


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe