Sports World: Syahidah up for para committee elections

Para-archer Syahidah Alim is the only South-east Asian among the seven candidates.
Para-archer Syahidah Alim is the only South-east Asian among the seven candidates.ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

Syahidah up for para committee elections

Para-archer Syahidah Alim is running for a spot on the Asian Paralympic Committee's (APC) Athletes' Committee.

The 33-year-old is the first Singaporean to do so and is the only South-east Asian among the seven candidates.

Voting opens tomorrow and closes next Thursday, with five of the seven athletes to be elected. The votes will be cast by the 2,800 athletes from 43 teams competing at the Asian Para Games (Oct 6-13) in Jakarta, Indonesia.


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TOKYO • Top seed Marin Cilic crashed out of tennis' Japan Open in a shock 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) defeat by Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round yesterday.

The former US Open champion had looked to be in complete control after pocketing the first set with a brutal driven volley. But things unravelled quickly for the Croat when Struff, ranked a whopping 50 places below Cilic at 56th in the world, levelled the match.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe