Sports World: S'pore skating duo lower times further

S'pore skating duo lower times further

SALT LAKE CITY (Utah) • Singapore short-track speed skaters Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh both rewrote their own 500m national records at the Salt Lake City leg of the International Skating Union World Cup on Sunday, two days after they had set their best times.

Ng, 28, clocked 43.693sec to finish 51st out of 54 racers, while Cheyenne, 17, set a mark of 46.868 as she was 37th among 44 skaters.

Ciganda wins 2nd LPGA title in a month

MEXICO CITY • Four weeks after winning her maiden LPGA title in South Korea, Spaniard Carlota Ciganda added a second with a two-shot victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City on Sunday.

The 26-year-old golfer carded a four-under 68 in the final round for a 13-under total of 275 in the limited-field event featuring 35 players.

Austin Ernst closed with a 71 to share second place with fellow American Angela Stanford (69), England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff (67), Karine Icher of France (69) and Australia's Sarah Jane Smith (70).


Barrett leads Kiwi hat-trick in awards

LONDON • New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett was named World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday, after helping steer his team to a tier-one world record 18 successive victories.

His award completed a hat-trick of titles for New Zealand, as Steve Hansen won Coach of the Year and the All Blacks were named Team of the Year.


Lorenzo wins for Yamaha on farewell

VALENCIA • Three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo signed off his nine-year Yamaha career with victory in the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday, the final event of the season.

The motorcycle racer took victory from world champion Marc Marquez on a Honda, with Ducati's Andrea Iannone in third place.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lorenzo, who will switch to Ducati next year, secured third in the championship behind Marquez and Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi, who was fourth on Sunday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe