Sports World: Young fencers bring glory to Singapore

Young fencers bring glory to Singapore

Singapore's young fencers recorded their best showing at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in this year's edition, held in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia from Feb 20-29.

The junior team bagged four bronzes and one silver, compared to last year's two bronzes, while the cadets team won three golds, two silvers and four bronzes, compared to last year's two golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu congratulated the athletes in a Facebook post last night. She wrote: "Congratulations to our young fencers for winning 14 medals at the 2016 Asian Juniors and Cadets Fencing Championships! They have worked very hard to raise their standards and bring glory to Singapore - well done.

"Let's continue to cheer them on as they prepare for the World Fencing Championships in April. Our senior team are also training hard for the upcoming Rio Olympics Asian Qualifiers and the 20th Asian Fencing Championships. We wish them all the very best."

FAM refuses chief's resignation

KUALA LUMPUR • The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has rejected its president's request to stand down from his post. Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah offered to quit as FAM head after the humiliating 10-0 defeat by the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifier in Abu Dhabi last November.


Ronaldo says sorry to Real team-mates

MADRID • Cristiano Ronaldo has apologised to his Real Madrid team- mates for claiming they are not at his level. Following Real's 1-0 La Liga defeat by Atletico Madrid, the star forward was quoted as saying: "If we were all at my level, maybe we would be leaders."


More rugby action on new online platform

Fans of the Sunwolves, the Japan and Singapore co-based Super Rugby side, will be able to watch the team and the other 17 outfits for the 2016 season on a new online platform called Rugby Pass (

Besides Super Rugby, other competitions like the French Top 14 will be available for a monthly subscription fee of US$14.99 (S$20.99 ).

The Sunwolves' next match is against the Cheetahs at the National Stadium on March 12.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe