Sports World: S'pore fencer Ywen 2nd in cadet event

S'pore fencer Ywen 2nd in cadet event

National fencer Lau Ywen finished runner-up at the European Cadet Circuit event in Meylan, France on Saturday.

She lost 10-15 to German fencer Lisa Gette in the final round of the women's sabre cadet competition, which featured a total of 105 fencers.

It was the 16-year-old Singaporean's second medal in as many weeks, having won the competition's previous leg in Hungary last week.

Quek slips back to tie for 51st in Macau

MACAU • Singapore golfer Quincy Quek closed with a three-over 74 for a 285 total yesterday to finish joint 51st at the Venetian Macao Open. Thailand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert (64) defeated overnight leader Anirban Lahiri (65) of India in a play-off to claim his first Asian Tour title. Both finished regulation on 12-under 268.

Gay's daughter, 15, dies in shooting

LEXINGTON (Kentucky) • American Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, a 15-year-old rising track star, has died after a shooting, reported the Kentucky-based WKYT.

Police said they responded to a call of shots fired at a Lexington restaurant just before 4 am yesterday. The Fayette County Coroner said that Trinity died from her injuries about an hour later.

Guard J.R. Smith staying with Cavs

WASHINGTON • J.R. Smith will return to the National Basketball Association champions Cleveland Cavaliers after signing a new deal.

The 31-year-old guard's contract is reportedly a four-year deal worth as much as US$57 million (S$79.2 million), with incentives potentially boosting the deal beyond the US$14 million a season he had sought.


Peter Sagan retains world road race title

DOHA • Peter Sagan beat Mark Cavendish to the line to win the men's road race at the cycling world championships in Doha yesterday. The Slovakian, who has won seven Tour de France stages as well as the points classification five times in a row, became the first road race rider to retain his rainbow jersey since Italian Paolo Bettini nine years ago.


Messi scores on his return as Barca win

MADRID • Lionel Messi took just three minutes to score on his return from injury as Barcelona thrashed Deportivo la Coruna 4-0 in Spanish football's La Liga on Saturday. But his team remain two points adrift of free-scoring Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid -both are on 18 points.

Atletico routed Granada 7-1 while Real enjoyed a 6-1 win at Real Betis.


Silat exponents win six medals for S'pore

Singapore won four gold, one silver and a bronze over the weekend at the inaugural South Korea Pencak Silat International Open in Pyeongtaek.

The gold medallists were exponents Nurul Suhaila (female Class C), Alfian Juma'en (male G), Shakir Juanda (H) and Sheik Farhan (I).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe