Sports World: Ting Xuan betters own 5,000m U-20 record

Ting Xuan betters own 5,000m U-20 record

Toh Ting Xuan broke her own national Under-20 mark in the 5,000m at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Japan yesterday.

The 18-year-old posted 17min 54.03sec to finish fourth in the final. Her previous record, clocked at the Singapore Open in April, was 18:11.83. The mark is pending ratification by Singapore Athletics. Fellow Singaporean Phoebe Kee was sixth in 18:48.09.

Jingyi is world No. 5 among U-15 paddlers

Youth paddler Zhou Jingyi became the youngest Singaporean to reach the top five of the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) Under-15 rankings, which were updated on Wednesday.

Now ranked fifth, her previous best was No. 10. The 13-year-old Singapore Sports School student is also the youngest in the top 10.

Last August, she became the first Singaporean to win the girls' singles title at the ITTF World Hopes Challenge in Luxembourg.

Rights deal to benefit better EPL performers

LONDON • English Premier League clubs have struck a new deal over sharing revenue from international broadcast deals which will see any future increases divided according to their table position.

Currently all the revenue is shared equally among the 20 clubs but the bigger clubs had been pushing for a greater share of the money.

Under the new agreement, which comes in place from the 2019-20 season, the maximum a club can receive will be 1.8 times the amount received by the lowest earning club.


Woods to stay on his yacht during US Open

NEW YORK • Tiger Woods is planning to stay on board his US$20 million (S$26.7 million) super-yacht during next week's US Open at Shinnecock Hills, reported the New York Post.

The former world No. 1 golfer's yacht is docked at the exclusive Montauk Yacht Club, about an hour away from Shinnecock in Southampton.

His boat features a master suite, six other bedrooms, and a gym.


Evans set to join Leicester for £3.5m

LONDON • West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans is close to joining Leicester after the Foxes met the relegation release clause in his contract, according to British media reports.

Both the BBC and Sky have reported that the 30-year-old Northern Ireland international will join Leicester for £3.5 million (S$6.2 million). The former Manchester United centre-back had been heavily linked to Manchester City and Arsenal in the close season.


GGG loses IBF belt for failing to defend title

LONDON • The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has stripped Kazakhstan's Gennady "GGG" Golovkin of his middleweight title after he failed to set up a mandatory defence against Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

Golovkin, who also holds the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Organisation belts, had been the IBF title holder since October 2015 and was given a deadline by the organisation for him to do so by Wednesday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe