Sports World: Schippers leads with sub-22 in 200

Schippers leads with sub-22 in 200

OSLO • Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers clocked a season-leading 21.93sec to win the women's 200m at the Diamond League meet in Oslo's Bislett Stadium on Thursday.

The 23-year-old next competes in July's European Championships in Amsterdam and will be among the favourites for gold at the Rio Olympics.


Pele auction rakes in $6.7m

LONDON • The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to football icon Pele ended on Thursday, with sales totalling £3.4 million (S$6.7 million).

Among the highlights were the Brazilian's third and final World Cup winners' medal from 1970, which fetched £346,000, and his 1,000th game crown, which sold for £162,000.


Thais sweep S'pore junior golf event

Thais Chonlatit Chuenoonngam and Onkanok Soisuwan came up tops in the Singapore Junior Golf Championship yesterday.

Chonlatit closed with a three-under 69 for 214 to win the boys' title by three strokes from team-mate Putt Sridama (71) at the Seletar Country Club. Singapore's Donovan Lee (73), also on 217, finished third on countback but took the Overall Best Local Player trophy.

Onkanok fired a 66 for a 205 and was 11 strokes clear of compatriot Atthaya Thitikul (76) in the girls' division.

Sign up for StanChart Marathon

Public registration for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore opens from 10am on July 7, while cardholders can sign up from noon on July 5.

Registration for the digital queue, which features a selection of prizes, starts on June 23.

For more info on the Dec 4 race, visit chttp://SportsWorld

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe