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National Sailor Darren Choy repeated his incredible performance of winning the 2009 Byte CII World Championship men’s title by clinching the 2010 Byte CII World Championship men’s title for the second year running in Cannes, France.
 
This major victory has also propelled him to be the leading candidate for the Republic’s lone male representative at the Aug-26 Youth Olympic Games over his compatriot Terence Choo who finished first in four day long selection trial held in February.
 

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On Saturday, 10 April, over a thousand bodybuilding fans gathered at Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre to witness the 48th Singapore National Bodybuilding Championships 2010. A total of 93 participants took part in 16 categories which included for the ladies, a physique category where the beauty and femininity of the female body was the criteria.
 
The championships showcased the rise of young talents in the sport. Prodigy Zen Low Xiang Hua is only twenty years of age this year, yet he managed to clinch the runner-up position in the men’s open under-65kg category, despite contesting against older and more experienced bodybuilders. He also won the Juniors under-60kg category.

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The OSIM Singapore International Triathlon 2010 saw more than 3500 triathletes of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities signing up. This year, the April time slot was chosen to accommodate the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) selection in the sprint category.
 
Day 1 of the OSIM Singapore International Triathlon 2010 saw our very own youth triathletes, Scott Ang and Clara Wong emerge victorious in the YOG selection, getting themselves nominated for the final YOG selection.

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What started out as a cold, damp day, ended with fiery race action as Scott Ang of Anglo-Chinese School (International) and Victoria Junior College’s Clara Wong led from the gun to win the final triathlon Youth Olympic Games (YOG) selection trial at the OSIM Singapore International Triathlon this afternoon.
 
The two 17-year-olds beat out their respective competitors to win the 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike and 5km run trial held at the East Coast Parkway. Only four athletes, two boys and two girls, were eligible for the trial. Scott used his superior swimming skills to open up a 2-minute gap on St Patrick’s School student Travis Woodford after the opening swim leg before extending his lead on the bike. He then closed off his race with a 20:51 minute 5-km run to finish in 1:06:33, some five minutes ahead of Travis.

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Alan Tan,37, of Plaza Bowlers Club emerged champion for this year’s National Masters Challenge after leading the Masters Final and over a one-game competition during the StepLadder Grand Final against national youth bowler, Gregory Gan, 17.
 
Alan had a strong start during the StepLadder Grand Final with four strikes in a row and finished off with 240 pinfalls (including handicap) against Gregory Gan who finished second with 228 pinfalls.

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10
The much anticipated showdown between two of Singapore’s big clubs ended in a goalless draw on Friday, 9 April at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
 
Tampines Rovers and Home United, the league’s top scorers, failed to find the net for the first time this season.

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Tampines Rovers and Home United are undoubtedly two of the top sides in local football, sharing four league titles between them.
 
These two former S-league champions will battle it out on Friday, 9 April for the first time this season at Jalan Besar Stadium as they both seek to mount a serious championship challenge this season.
 

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09
Singaporean Remy Ong, 31, enjoyed a dream debut by winning the 4th Saudi International Open title in convincing fashion and remaining undefeated throughout the final stages on Thursday, 8 April.

Remy, who qualified for the double elimination knockout finals in ninth position in the semi finals, won the first game against challenger, Patrick Healey of USA 229-196 for a 35 pins margin in the two-game total pinfalls title match.

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09
 
The battle to qualify for this Augusts’ inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) triathlon competition heats up over the weekend when the final selection trials takes place at the OSIM Singapore International Triathlon on Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11.
 
Scott Ang and Clara Wong are hotly tipped for the winner’s podium, having already topped the earlier YOG squad selection race in August 2009.

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08
SEA Games gold medallist Goh Jiayi found out the hard way that being the best in South-east Asia does not guarantee victory in the Schools National Shooting championships.
 
Jiayi, 15, was stunned by Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary’s Li Yafei, 16, in the B Division girls’ 10m air rifle competition at Safra Yishun on Wednesday.

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