Sports World: Wei Guan cracks U-20 110m hurdles mark

Wei Guan cracks U-20 110m hurdles mark

Hurdler Chong Wei Guan set a national Under-20 record in the men's 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland yesterday.

The 18-year-old Singapore Sports School student posted 14.03 seconds to finish fifth in his heat, improving on his previous record of 14.13sec which he set in April.

The record is pending ratification by Singapore Athletics.

Home closing in on Tampines in SPL

Home United beat the Young Lions 2-0 in the Singapore Premier League last night to be just a point behind second-placed Tampines Rovers, albeit having played two games more. Amy Recha and Hafiz Nor scored at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

In Bandar Seri Begawan, Shahrazen Said's winner in the 90th minute gave fourth-placed Brunei DPMM a 3-2 win after bottom side Hougang United equalised twice through Fabian Kwok and Fareez Farhan.

Gaviria sprints to second Tour stage win

SARZEAU (France) • Colombian ace Fernando Gaviria edged a breathtaking bunch sprint to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, his second success after also winning the opening ride.

The 23-year-old Quick Step rider timed his sprint to perfection to overtake German Andre Greipel and hold off a fast-finishing Peter Sagan, who just got second, in a photo finish after the 195km ride from La Baule to Sarzeau.

Team Sky leader Chris Froome, seeking a record-equalling fifth Tour de France victory, and all the key contenders to top the overall standings finished safely in the main pack.


Klopp backs Karius after latest blunder

LONDON • Manager Jurgen Klopp issued another vote of confidence in Loris Karius, after the Liverpool goalkeeper erred in a pre-season friendly win over League Two side Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday.

The German, whose calamitous display in the Champions League final contributed to defeat by Real Madrid in May, spilt a free kick by Oliver Norburn into the path of Johnny Smith, who reduced Liverpool's lead to 3-1. The Reds won 3-2.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe