Sports world: Gold and bronze for local bodybuilders

Gold and bronze for local bodybuilders

Singapore's bodybuilders won two medals at the 8th WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Pattaya, Thailand from Nov 29 to Dec 5.

Dollah Jaafar, 60, won the men's bodybuilding masters (above 60) category, while Govinthan Bharatan, 38, took a bronze for the men's physique (up to 170cm) category.

More than 600 athletes from 59 countries, including five representatives from Singapore, took part at the annual amateur world meet, organised by the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation.

Mardan misses out on weekend in HK

Singapore's top golfer Mardan Mamat slumped to a three-over 73 in the Hong Kong Open second round yesterday for a 142 total, to miss the cut by two shots.

Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello's round of 65 gave him a halfway score of 129 and a three-stroke lead over Australian Sam Brazel (66).

Le Clos wins second gold in record time

MONTREAL • Chad le Clos won his second gold of the short course Swimming World Championships on Thursday, with a world record-setting victory in the 100m butterfly.

The South African's time of 48.08sec improved his own world record of 48.44, set at the previous edition of the championships in Doha in 2014. American Tom Shields was second in 49.04 and Australian David Morgan claimed bronze in 49.31.


Boxer, lifter lose Rio medals over drugs

PARIS • Russian boxer Misha Aloian and Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian were stripped of their Rio Olympic medals on Thursday after being found guilty of doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced.

Two-time world champion Aloian, a silver medallist in the flyweight division, tested positive for tuaminoheptane during an in-competition test on Aug 21, just after losing the final to Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov.

Lifter Sincraian, the 85kg bronze medallist, tested positive for excess testosterone, CAS said.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe