Sports World: Singapore fencers add two to medal tally

Singapore fencers add two to medal tally

The national women sabre fencers won two medals at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Dubai last night, bringing Singapore's medal tally at the competition to eight.

SEA Games champion Lau Ywen, 18, clinched a silver after falling 12-15 to South Korea's Jo Ye Won in the final. Singapore's Jolie Lee, 19, lost 4-15 to Lau in the semi-final to take joint bronze with Hong Ha Eun of South Korea.

The competition, which started on Feb 23, concludes on Sunday.


Tampines and JSSL announce tie-up

Five-time S-League champions Tampines Rovers and private football academy JSSL Singapore yesterday announced a partnership which both parties hope will create a pathway for talented young players into professional football.

The "multi-year and multi-layered" partnership - initially for three years - will see JSSL coordinate youth development programmes for Tampines, focusing on footballers from the ages of six to 14. It is the first partnership of its kind between a local professional club and a private academy.

JSSL will also offer scholarships to 60 young players between the age of six and 14. The scholarship will cover the cost of these players being part of the academy's elite programme for a year.

Griezmann hits four to keep pace with Barca

MADRID • Antoine Griezmann scored all four goals as second-placed Atletico Madrid swatted aside Leganes 4-0 in LaLiga on Wednesday in the perfect warmup for Sunday's visit to leaders Barcelona, who are four points ahead in the Spanish league.

The French forward bagged two goals in each half in a stunning display to become the first Atletico player this century to score hat-tricks in successive league games. He also became the first Atletico player to net four in a match since Radamel Falcao in 2012, bringing his tally for the club he joined in 2014 from Real Sociedad to 103.


Chalmers seals place at Gold Coast Games

GOLD COAST • Australia's Olympic 100m champion Kyle Chalmers beat a crack field in an outside lane to win the 100m freestyle yesterday and qualify for next month's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Chalmers, who scraped into the final in Lane 1, completed the 100m-200m sprint double, winning in 48.16 sec and will spearhead a strong Australia swim team for the April 4-15 Games.

The 19-year-old edged out Jack Cartwright (48.60sec), Cameron McEvoy (48.62sec) and James Magnussen (48.79sec) while former world record holder Cate Campbell beat her sister Bronte to win the women's 100m free final in 52.37sec, with Emma McKeon in third.


Early bird sign-ups for Cold Storage Kids Run

The Cold Storage Kids Run will flag off on May 20 at Sentosa's Palawan Green, and registration is open until May 4.

There are nine categories including the 1.6km/2km competitive run, the Appleton Besties Trail and Fruity Family Fun.

Early bird promotions are available until March 31. Sign up or find more information at the event website.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe