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This year's Anlene Orchard Mile, in a celebration of women, at the same time raise awareness for bone health, was held last Sunday. 3,500 participants had the rare chance of covering a mile stretch down Singapore's famous shopping district.

Here at singaporesports.sg we experienced it - running...

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Posted in: Running, Scoops
18
England’s Donna Kellogg almost stole the show on the final day of the Aviva Open Singapore 2008, the premier badminton event hosted by Singapore.

The colourful pair of Anthony Clark and her provided much entertainment with their deft play through this tournament, but also with their antics.

Some of Kellogg’s actions during the final riled the 8,200 in attendance, with many going on to jeer her doubles team.

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Posted in: Badminton, Scoops
18
Two-time Olympian, nine-time SEA Games gold medalist, holder of four national records, Singapore’s top breaststroke female swimmer - Nicolette Teo added another accolade to her long list last month, but not to the knowledge of many Singaporeans.

She was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic At-Large Team as a second-team selection, representing the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Bruins. The selection honours the academic achievements of student-athletes.

Nicolette ended her career as a Bruin with five All-American honours.

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Posted in: Swimming, Scoops
17
Sri Lanka has confirmed its participation in the Fisher & Paykel Nations Cup 2008, one of the top international netball tournaments.

The three-time Asian champions, ranked 16th in the world, will be the sixth nation that rounds up the list of participating teams, and not according to earlier reports, Barbados.

Sri Lanka will be competing with world number 6 Samoa, 14th Papua New Guinea, Botswana, Northern Ireland and defending champions Singapore at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall from the 31st August till 6th September 2008.

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Posted in: Netball, Scoops
17
18-year-old sprint talent Calvin Kang, set to appear at August’s Olympics at such a young age, added another feather to his cap by rewriting his national junior 100m record last Saturday at the 13th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Jakarta.

The second year student at the Auckland University of Technology dashed home in 10.53 seconds, a 0.02sec cut from his time clocked at the Sri Lanka Open last October.

The teenager’s name was submitted to the Singapore National Olympic Council recently by the Singapore Athletics Association (SAA) as the wildcard entry into the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics.

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16
World number 2 Lee Chong Wei justified his top seeding by eating up the competition at the Aviva Open Singapore (AOS) 2008. He destroyed his opponent, Indonesia’s Simon Santoso, in the main event 21-13, 21-5.

The six-day Super Series tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium ended with a Sunday finale which featured all the finals of the five events. Dane Tine Rasmussen took the women’s crown.

All of Lee’s matches from the quarterfinals onwards were settled in straight sets and in a maximum of just 37mins, with that being the last-four encounter with Gade.

World number 12 Santoso, who took home US$6,000, a good US$9,000 less than the man on the top podium, was in awe. “Lee was extraordinary. He’s very experienced, and made a lot of unexpected returns."

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Posted in: Badminton, Scoops
15
Lee Chong Wei strode majestically into the final of the men's singles of the Aviva Open Singapore 2008 and will now
have the chance to claim the tile that he came so close to winning four years ago.

He will meet Indonesia's Simon Santoso in the final showdown at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow in the fight for the US$15,000 winner's cheque.

For Chong Wei, there is the additional reason to win after having lost to Dane Kenneth Jonassen in the final of the 2004 edition.

"I want to win the title badly because I came so close in 2004 and lost it. But I am also aware that Simon is not to be taken lightly. He is a good player and came through to the final after playing some tough matches on the way."

"For me it's a 50-50 game. But if I stay focussed and don't lose my concentration I should be fine," said Chong Wei, the No 1 seed in the tournament.

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Posted in: Badminton, Scoops
15
Velocity Beach Volleyball ended its finals on 7 and 8 December where top teams fought it out for the competition. Winners walked away with over $10,000 worth of prizes, including cash, vouchers and products.

The competition was stiff but the players had a great time. The players loved the novelty of the event, the free flow of 100 Plus and the goody bags. Most players have indicated that they would love to be part of the event in 2009. The event has built up a good following, which saw an increase of 60 percent in the number of registered teams to 104. More than 20 teams were rejected as all categories were full.

In the meantime, the sand court at Velocity has transformed into a beach soccer arena! The first such 3-on-3 competition is already happening this weekend with the preliminary rounds for the Men's Open and Men's Tertiary categories. Come on down for the action!

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14
Singapore’s last hope at the Aviva Open Singapore 2008 bowed out today in a quarter-final affair that proved to be a mismatch.

The Dane Tine Rasmussen was simply too good - and too tall - for our top girl Xing Aiying. The match ended 21-13, 21-11 to the world number 6.

A partisan crowd turned up, together with Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports, Mr Teo Ser Luck, to support Xing, and she huffed and puffed to put up her best show. But there was only so much ammunition in her. Rasmussen was in a different league.

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Posted in: Badminton, Scoops
14
The Cold Storage Kids Run, Singapore’s first run exclusively for children, made an impressive debut at the Padang with a full house participation capacity of 3,000 kids racing down the Marina Bay precinct on Sunday, as part of the Marina Bay Urban Challenge. This is the first ever kids run held in Singapore, against the city’s spectacular signature skyline at Marina Bay.


About Marina Bay Urban Challenge (MBUC)
The Marina Bay Urban Challenge is an annual series of sporting events at Marina Bay, set against the city skyline. The challenge comprises of a City Duathlon, a Kids Run and a Women’s Run. The Marina Bay Urban Challenge aims to engage various groups of people of all age groups and abilities. It will inject buzz to the city, making Marina Bay an ideal destination for exciting sporting and lifestyle events, where people can watch and be a part of.

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Posted in: Running, Scoops
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