Sports World: Silver for Xiu Yi at Asian Shooting C'ships

Qantas crew sportingly honour their bet.
Qantas crew sportingly honour their bet.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Silver for Xiu Yi at Asian Shooting C'ships

Singapore shooter Ho Xiu Yi, 15, clinched a silver at the Asian Shooting Championships in Kuwait yesterday.

The Singapore Sports School student shot 206.2 in the women's junior 10m air rifle, finishing behind China's Shi Mengyao (209.6).

Xiu Yi was also part of the 10m rifle team that clinched a silver at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior Cup in June.

Qantas crew wear All Blacks jerseys

SYDNEY • Australian airline Qantas escaped having to paint a plane black. However, the crew on a trans-Tasman flight donned New Zealand jerseys on Monday after losing a bet on the outcome of the Rugby World Cup final.

New Zealand triumphed over Australia 34-17 at Twickenham on Saturday, but not before Air New Zealand and Qantas had engaged in enough friendly banter on Twitter to set up the #AirlineWager.


Espanyol must not overspend, says Chen

MADRID • Chen Yansheng, the new maximum shareholder of Espanyol, has stressed the need to balance the Spanish Primera Liga football club's books and maintain their personality.

It was confirmed on Monday that the 46-year-old owner of the Chinese company Rastar Group had taken control of the Barcelona-based outfit after spending around €65 million (S$100.5 million) on the deal.


Shuttler Lin confirmed for Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO • China's five-time world champion and dual Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan will be the star attraction of next year's Rio Games' badminton event .

The 32-year-old has been confirmed for the tournament which will be staged at the Riocentro venue from Nov 24 to 29.


NFL to stage games at Twickenham

LONDON • Touchdowns will replace tries at the home of English rugby after the National Football League (NFL) agreed a three-year deal to play regular season games at Twickenham from next October.

The United States-based NFL garners huge interest in Britain and the three games per season currently played at Wembley Stadium - as part of the International Series - have been a rousing success since they began in 2007.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe