Sports World: Yu still in running but Feng and Co bow out

Yu still in running but Feng and Co bow out

Against a host of Japanese opponents in the Australian Open in Gold Coast yesterday, world No. 26 Yu Mengyu was the only Singapore women's singles paddler to get through the round of 32, beating Sakura Mori 4-1.

World No. 4 Feng Tianwei was stunned 4-2 by the 51st-ranked Saki Shibata, Lin Ye lost by the same score to Yui Hamamoto, Zhou Yihan was thumped 4-1 by Hina Hayata, while Zeng Jian was edged out 4-3 by Maki Shiomi.

China miss out on 2 table tennis golds

China could not complete a clean sweep at the Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships in Asan, South Korea, winning nine of the 11 team and individual golds on offer.

The hosts' An Jae Hyun and Hwang Min Ha won the junior boys' doubles and Japan's Yumeno Soma took the cadet girls' singles gold.

Hosszu wants to help bridge the gap

BUDAPEST • Hungarian Olympic swimming star Katinka Hosszu announced yesterday the launch of a union - the Global Association of Professional Swimmers (Gaps) - to represent swimmers against the sport's governing body.

This comes after the 28-year-old slammed Fina for restricting swimmers' commercial opportunities and creating "destructive rules" with a limit on the number of World Cup events they can swim in.


Win prize to watch big game in Europe

Ticket holders to any of the three matches of the International Champions Cup Singapore will be eligible for a Grand Draw, that will see the winner walk away with a pair of return air tickets to either London, Munich or Milan.

The winner will also receive three nights' accommodation and a pair of passes to watch their favoured club in action on their home ground in the upcoming 2017-18 season.

To enter the draw, ticket holders will have to name their favourite team and names of players featured in the main event poster. E-mail answers and Sports Hub Tix account number to The contest closes on July 18.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe