Sports World: S'pore cadet fencers claim silver at meet

S'pore cadet fencers claim silver at meet

Singapore's cadet (Under-17) women's foil team comprising Maxine Wong, Tan Jia Lin, Rachel Lim and Denyse Chan settled for a silver medal at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Dubai last night after they lost 18-45 to Japan in the team final.

The cadet men's epee team, meanwhile, won a bronze medal after they lost 37-45 to Kazakhstan in their semi-final match.

Malaysian duo face match-fixing charges

Two Malaysian shuttlers are facing six charges each for match-fixing activities mostly in 2013, according to the Badminton Association of Malaysia.

The first day of the Badminton World Federation hearing involving Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang began in Singapore yesterday.


Revamp of Davis Cup a game-changer

LONDON • A massive shake-up of the Davis Cup competition will see the formation of an 18-nation World Cup of Tennis Finals, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said yesterday. The one-week event played in one location in November could start next year, pending approval.

The 25-year, US$3 billion (S$3.95 billion) partnership with investment group Kosmos would be a game-changer, said ITF president David Haggerty.


Griezmann nets first hat-trick of season

BARCELONA • Forward Antoine Griezmann scored his first hat-trick this season as Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 5-2 away in LaLiga, while fourth-placed Valencia beat Real Sociedad 2-1 on Sunday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2018, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe