Sports World: Women's foil team win silver in Dubai

Women's foil team win silver in Dubai

Singapore's national junior women's foil team clinched a silver last night at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Dubai.

The quartet, comprising Amita Berthier, Nicole Wong, Maxine Wong and Tatiana Wong, lost 31-45 to Japan in the final.

Also in action yesterday was the men's epee team of Neville Lim, Tan Weixuan, Jefferson Cheong and Elliot Han, who reached the quarter-finals before falling 30-45 to Kazakhstan.

The men's sabre team of Jorelle See, Fong Zheng Jie, Ron Loh and Ahmad Huzifah Saharudin lost 42-45 to Iran in the round of 16. The competition ends today.

Bittersweet day for Quah at Pac-12

National swimmer Quah Zheng Wen had mixed results on day three of the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.

The 21-year-old University of California, Berkeley student finished fifth (45.60sec) in the 100-yard butterfly final and won the B final (46.69) of the 100-yard backstroke event at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Centre in Washington.

He was set to race in the 200-yard back and fly events on the last day of the meet yesterday.

Sunwolves fall to Melbourne Rebels

TOKYO • Winger Jack Maddocks scored three tries, including two in the second half, as the Melbourne Rebels ran in 20 unanswered points to beat the Sunwolves 37-17 in Tokyo yesterday.

The score was locked at 10-10 at half-time but the Rebels ran riot in the second half.


Curry's ankle injury mars Warriors' win

ATLANTA (Georgia) • The Golden State Warriors overcame a Stephen Curry injury on Friday to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Golden State had to finish the game without Curry, who aggravated his previously injured right ankle late in the first quarter.

After going to the locker room for an examination, he returned to play in both the second and third quarters, but he was pulled from the game for good with 6min 24sec to go in the third. He had 28 points in 24 minutes.


Nadal withdraws from two tournaments

LOS ANGELES • World No. 2 tennis star Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments after aggravating the leg injury that forced him out of the Australian Open in January.

The Spaniard suffered his latest setback during a training session on Tuesday that forced him to pull out of this week's Mexican Open in Acapulco.


Gymnast Raisman sues US authorities

NEW YORK • Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has sued the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, saying they should have prevented former team doctor, Larry Nassar, from sexually abusing her and other athletes.

She is seeking a jury trial for "serial molestation, sexual abuse and harassment" by Nassar during trips abroad and in the United States that the lawsuit said the defendants could have prevented.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World: Women's foil team win silver in Dubai'. Print Edition | Subscribe