Sports World: Special Olympians reach eight golds

Special Olympians reach eight golds

Michelle Yogeswari Krishnamoorthy and Nataniel Lien clinched two more golds for Singapore at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Michelle, 17, finished first in the women's 100m run (Division 09) with a personal-best time of 14.31 sec, while Lien, 22, won the men's 50m freestyle (Division M12) in 41.98.

After five days of competition, the team have won eight golds, six silvers and seven bronzes.

Fong below her best in 44th-place showing

KAZAN (Russia) • Singapore's Fong Kay Yian finished 44th out of 47 divers yesterday in the 3m springboard preliminaries at the Fina World Championships.

The 18-year-old scored 206.2 points from her five dives, more than 50 points down on her bronze-medal performance in last month's SEA Games at home.

China's Shi Tingmao totalled 381.9 to lead the list of 12 women's finalists after the semi-final.

Qi En justifies seeding with Masters victory

HONG KONG • Singapore's Kuek Qi En won the boys' Masters event at the 16th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships yesterday after beating Ivan Malig of the Philippines.

The 17-year-old Republic Polytechnic student, who was top seed going into the step-ladder finals at the Brunswick Synthetic Lanes, posted a 471-pinfall total over two games to beat Malig, who scored 368. Malig had beaten Jassem Al Muraikhi of Qatar 216-183 to make the final.

Young Lions fight back to draw 2-2 Courts Young Lions kept up their recent improved form, coming back from 0-2 down to force a draw with Balestier Khalsa in their S-League football game at Jalan Besar Stadium last night.

They remain last on nine points while the Tigers move into fourth spot on 21 points.

Yapp tied for third in Asian 9-ball event

TAIPEI • National pool player Aloysius Yapp lost 5-8 to Japan's Lo Li Wen in yesterday's semi-final of the Asian 9-ball Championship.

The 19-year-old Singaporean, who clinched the World Junior Pool Championship last year, finished joint-third alongside Taiwanese Chang Jung-lin at the Ji- Hsien Pool Club in New Taipei City.

Go support the LionsXII at home

Tickets to the LionsXII's next two Malaysian Super League home matches against Felda United tomorrow and Pahang next Saturday are now on sale.

Priced at $13 (grandstand), $8 (gallery and King George's Stand) and $4 (concession), they are available from the Global Tickets website ( until 4pm on match days.

On-site sales will take place a day before each game from 10am-5pm at Jalan Besar Stadium (north gate).

Fenerbahce want Fred's team punished

LONDON • Fenerbahce have lodged a protest with Uefa over the inclusion of midfielder Fred in the Shakhtar Donetsk line-up for Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, despite allegations of a doping offence hanging over the Brazilian international.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe