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Entries for October 2011

Ding Ning wins Volkswagen Women’s World Cup; Feng Tianwei narrowly misses out on a medal

Another successful title victory by reigning world champion, Ding Ning from China brought the curtains down on the Volkswagen 2011 Women’s World Cup, Singapore tournament, yesterday in front of a 2,000 strong crowd at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

World number two Ding caused an upset when she clinched the title with a 4-1 victory over her compatriot and world number one, Li Xiaoxia. This was the fourth match up between the two remarkable paddlers this year and Ding Ning emerged victorious over her higher ranked opponent, on all four occasions.

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Spanish Duo retains title in Canoe Marathon World Championships, while Singapore tops Asian Championships

The final day of the 2011 19th Canoe Marathon World Championships held in Singapore came to a close yesterday with a successful title defence by Spain in the men's senior K2 event at the Marina Bay Floating Platform.

Despite a slip on the portage before entering the boat, defending world champions Alvaro Fernandez and Walter Bouzan of Spain finished with a winning time of 2:05:46, ahead of Romain Marcaud and Edwin Lucas of France and Michael Odvarko and Jakub Adam of Czech Republic, whom finished second and third place respectively.

Speaking on their win, Fernandez shared: “Our strategy today was run as fast as possible on the portage and conserve energy in the water, and we did it. I am very happy to win my second gold medal in the World Championships.”

The humidity affected some of the teams competing in the women’s senior race. K1 women senior silver medalist Anna Alberti and team mate, Susanna Cicali from Italy had to retired before reaching the quarter-mark of their first lap. The K2 women senior race saw three other teams pulling out by third lap as they tried to manage the heat.



Host city, Singapore, tops the 25TH Asian Intercity Bowling Championship

The 25th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship came to a close yesterday at Orchid Bowl, Orchid Country Club with the conclusion of the Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Masters Event.Choi Suk Byung of Daegu topped the Men’s Masters with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Tay Hui Chian who was representing Jurong (Singapore). Choi took off to a blistering start taking the first game 235-194. Despite picking up the pace in the second game, Tay’s lost the game 190-179. Tay had previously faced Daegu’s Park Min Su in the semi-finals and beat him 2-1 to advance to the finals, which left Park to settle for third place with Paranaque’s Jeremy Posadas who lost to Choi 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Heartbreak for Lions as Lady Luck deserts Singapore

The Lions were left licking their wounds after a painful 3-0 defeat by Jordan at the Jalan Besar Stadium, yesterday night. The loss dealt a severe blow to Singapore’s hope of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Brimming with confidence from their recent 2-0 victory over the Philippines, the Lions took on the Middle East outfit, Jordan, in the third round match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers with hopes of qualifying to the next round.

However, their confidence was shattered in just 11 minutes, when an unfortunate defensive error by Singapore, left Jordanian forward, Abdallah Deeb, unmarked to head home the opener from six yards out.

The early lead by the visitors ignited the Lions and they gradually took control of the match. The Lions missed a golden opportunity for an equaliser when Safuwan Baharudin failed to score with his header in the 19th minute from a well-delivered corner kick by skipper, Shahril Ishak.


More than 10,000 runners completed NIKE WE RUN SG 10K

More than 10,000 runners took to the streets early this morning for the Nike WE RUN SG 10K race. The runners who signed up for the race celebrated the concept of We Run - where runners connect, motivate and inspire each other. The 10km race also saw Nike athletes Jason Lawrence and Anne Date pounding across the finish line to finish first in the race.


Jason Lawrence was the first to cross the Nike WE RUN SG 10K finish line, topping the male category as well with a time of 34 minutes 4 seconds. He said, “I enjoyed the route, and even though it wasn’t my best timing, I am really happy with my performance. It’s a fantastic race as it brings the running community together, and I am really proud to be part of more than 10,000 people in Singapore who share one common passion - running.”


Similarly the women’s category winner Anne Date also spent the week recovering from a cold, but finished the Nike WE RUN SG 10K in top form with a time of 37 minutes 4 seconds. “I am very pleased with my timing, and this is great especially since I am not a specialist in this distance and have spent most of the week resting. The route was well-designed, allowing me to experience the race atmosphere and connect with the other runners at the same time,” recounted Date, “The Nike WE RUN SG 10K also plays an important role in my preparation for the Southeast-Asia Games, allowing me to assess my physical readiness.” 



Lions Ready to Face Jordan after silencing Azkals' Loud Bark

Singapore Lions proved too strong for the Philippines Azkals (Street Dogs) as they roared to a 2 - 0 victory in front of a 5,516 strong crowd in last Friday’s international friendly at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The win came as a much needed morale boost for the Lions as they prepare to face Jordan in tomorrow’s world cup qualifier. Singapore will host table leader Jordan in the third round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier and judging by their performance last week, the players seemed pumped and ready for the crucial match.

It was touted to be an easy victory for Philippines as their team comprises many players who ply their trade in the European world of football including impressive custodian, Neil Etheridge from Fulham in England and midfield dynamo, Paul Mulders from ADO Den Haag in Holland.

Elite Asian FLOW Riders turn up the heat at WaveHouse Sentosa

Kick-Flips, Ollie 180, Big Spin, 360 Shuvit and many more trick names were booming across the WaveHouse at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island on Saturday afternoon.

Host of the inaugural Asian Flow Series finals, the Wave House welcomed expert riders from all over Asia to battle for the opportunity to compete at the 2011 FLOW Championships in Durban, South Africa, and it was quite a show.

For those who are unfamiliar, flowriding is a discipline of water board sports that combine moves from skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and skimboarding.

The finals drew more than 100 spectators by the time the finals kicked off at about 5pm.

The first to take the stage was the Women’s Expert Flowboard where Singaporean Gillian Tay faced off Saipan’s Park Kwaeon. Despite a smooth performance by Kwaeon, it was Gillian who came out on top with her variety of tricks to earn a spot Asia’s FlowRider Team.


Singaporean Lions shined in the Asian Amateur Championships despite Japanese victory

Singaporean golfer, Tze Huang Choo birdies the last hole with a magnificent putt to finish top ten in the Asian Amateur Championships at Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) yesterday afternoon.

Nine out of the starting 10 Singaporeans made the cut after day two of the championship. Tze Huang clinched an impressive joint ninth spot on the leader board, with a final score of 281, seven-under par.

24 year-old Tze Huang was the leader among his fellow Singaporeans after day one at the tournament scoring a consistent round that included three birdies on the 2nd, 10th, 14th and finishing in style by holing a final birdie on the 18th to make it four under par.

He had an unlucky dip in day two and three when he sunk two double bogeys on each day. His double bogeys cost him dearly as his lead was cut down to even at par at the end of round three.



Singapore Paddlers Banking on Home Advantage

When the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) announced in August that Singapore would be hosting the Volkswagen Women’s World Cup, the local table-tennis fans went into frenzy.

Over the last week, the fraternity had more reasons to cheer after spirited paddler; Li Jia Wei was given an automatic berth in the tournament. Li, who was initially given a wild card entry by the international body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the last minute, will no longer have to face South Korea’s Park Mi Young for a place in the tournament.

“I look forward to every match played in Singapore. For this world cup, we have done a lot of preparation and we hope to achieve good results. The points from this world cup are very high and I will treasure every match,” said Li.

Your Singapore Spirit can spur our Athletes’ Quest for Glory

In less than 40 days, Team Singapore’s contingent of more than 400 athletes will bring along the Singapore Spirit with them to the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 6th ASEAN Para Games happening in Indonesia this November and December respectively.

Through a nationwide well-wishing campaign launched by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), in partnership with NTUC FairPrice, our athletes will embark on their quest for glory with the support of their fellow countrymen.

Singaporeans will share their everyday stories of determination, perseverance and grit, dedicating the values they feel best represents the Singapore Spirit for the athletes to bring to the games.

Pledging the first well-wish for our contingent was Madam Halimah Yacob, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), who penned the value of “Dedication” at the launch of the campaign held at FairPrice Xtra @ nex (Serangoon) on 29 September 2011.

Amir Moostafa, TeamSingapore Sport Climbing Coach for SEA Games 2011

The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein

Singapore is banking on their experienced Sport Climbing national team coach, Mr Amir Moostafa to lead the team to success in the upcoming 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia.

For those who are unfamiliar with the sport, Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing which relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock, and possibly bolts, for protection. This year, Sport Climbing will make its debut at the SEA Games as a new measured sport.

Mr Amir’s first encounter with the sport was a basic sport-climbing course in 1991. Since then, he fell head over heels with the sport and has competed in many local as well as international competitions.

Singapore to host World's Best Canoe Marathon athletes

Sporting fans in Singapore have had plenty to cheer about over the years. The Sporting Singapore calendar has continued to reinvent itself with a host of inaugural events each year.  Just recently in July, the Canon Lion City Cup and the Mission Foods World Netball Championships took Singapore by storm.

From 19 - 23 October, the city-state will welcome to her shores the 2011 International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) Canoe Marathon World Championships- becoming the first Asian country to host this event. Into its 19th edition, the annual championship event is set to take place against the backdrop of Singapore’s breathtaking landscape along Marina Bay.

This year’s championships will begin with the Canoe Marathon Master World Cup, from 19th -20th, and the Asian Canoe Marathon Championships (ACMC), which will be incorporated into the World Championships, from the 21-23 October.