Sports World: Slingers dig deep on road to slay Dragons

Slingers dig deep on road to slay Dragons

KUALA LUMPUR • The Singapore Slingers had to come from behind again as they beat Malaysia Westports Dragons 94-85 at the Maba Stadium yesterday for their fifth road win in eight matches.

They trailed 39-47 at half-time but turned things around with 33 points from swingman Xavier Alexander and 25 points from centre Christien Charles.

The Slingers remain sixth in the nine-team Asean Basketball League with six wins from 12 games.

Ing dazzles on ice to land skating gold

SEA Games silver medallist Chloe Ing won the gold medal in the senior ladies category on Saturday at the National Figure Skating Championships at The Rink at JCube.

Team-mate Ceciliane Hartmann beat 108 other competitors to lift the Ice Angels Artistic Trophy, awarded to the skater with the most artistic execution of a routine.

Back after a 16-year hiatus, senior skater Lydia Leung emerged tops in the adult master category. The two-day competition attracted 109 participants from 11 countries.

Two pole vault marks for teenager Cherlin

KUALA LUMPUR • Teenager Cherlin Sia set two new national age group (women's U-18 and U-20) records in pole vault yesterday at the Singapore Athletics (SA) Track and Field Series 1 meet.

The 17-year-old Singapore Sports School student cleared a height of 3.55 metres at Bishan Stadium to improve on the previous national U-18 record of 3.35m, which she set in Hong Kong last June.

The previous national U-20 record for pole vault is 3.45m by Carmel Teo, who cleared the height in 2014 and 2015. The records are pending ratification by SA.

Republic's boxers flex muscles in HK

HONG KONG • Singapore's national amateur boxers excelled at the Hong Kong City Cup International Boxing Tournament over the weekend.

All five of the Republic's representatives won medals at the tournament, which featured boxers from China, Macau and Chinese Taipei. Tay Jia Wei, Leong Jun Hao and Muhamad Hafiz triumphed in their weight classes, while Hanurdeen Hamid and Danial Jalil picked up silver medals.

Tragedy hits Volvo Race near HK waters

HONG KONG • The gruelling 5,800-nautical mile stage from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong in the Volvo Ocean Race was won by local group Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, but news that American-Danish team Vestas 11th Hour Racing had crashed into a Chinese fishing boat cast a cloud over celebrations.

Nine people were rescued following the collision on Saturday, but a 50-year-old Chinese fisherman died. All Vestas crew members were safe, but the incident forced the team to officially retire from the fourth leg.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe