Monday, June 18, 2012
LIONSXII RAN RIOT AGAINST SABAH WITH A 9-0 VICTORY
It was a night to remember for LionsXII and the 6,289 fans at th...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
HOME UNITED BASKETBALL CLUB WINS FOURTH WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Home United Basketball Club won the 2012 Women’s National ...
Monday, June 04, 2012
SINGAPORE FOUGHT OFF DETERMINED INDONESIA TO WIN MEN’S UNDER-23 AND WOMEN’S WATER POLO GOLD
Singapore and Indonesia went head-to-head in the men’s Und...
Friday, June 01, 2012
SOUTHEAST ASIA FINEST AQUATIC STARS TO COMPETE IN INAUGURAL SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 01, 2012
Shape Run 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SINGAPORE WATER POLO MEN’S TEAM KICKS OFF SEA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH AN EMPHATIC WIN OVER THAILAND
Singapore kick started their bid to prove they are the region...

Entries for July 2011

Coaches’ Corner: Zhao Zhizhong

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Singapore Is Back In The Malaysia Cup

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SINGAPORE: The Choice of Champions

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Vision 2030: Give Us Your Views

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Perry Crowned New Champion in Singapore

 
For a while it looked as though for a second night, Laura Massaro was going to come back from two games down to win. But Madeline Perry wasn't about to let that happen.

The Northern Irish player stayed composed to defeat a tiring Massaro with a final score of 11-7, 11-8, 5-11 and 11-9 to lift the 2011 CIMB Singapore Women's Squash Masters crown.

 

Four-Time Champion Undone In 5


Shockwaves hit VivoCity as Malaysian top seed and four-time Nicol David was sent crashing out of the CIMB Singapore Women's Squash Masters by English fifth seed Laura Massaro.

The upset looked unlikely as the Penangite took the first two games but Massaro gave a glimpse of what was to come as she matched David stroke for stroke.

The world number seven took advantage of David's uncharacteristic errors in the next two games to force a decider.

 

Lions Silence Bukit Jalil Crowd

 
When referee Takayama Hiroyoshi blew the final whistle to signal the end of the match last night, the joy on the faces of Radojko Avramovic and his boys were clear for all to see.
 
Guided by experienced campaigners Duric and Bennett, our Lions were unfazed by the constant abuse hurled at them by the 85,000 strong Malaysian supporters.
 
Holding the Tigers to a 1-1 draw on their turf, our Lions have advanced to the third round of the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 6-4 aggregate win over causeway rivals Malaysia.
 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Singapore’s last hopeful squashed

Pamela Chua, Singapore’s remaining contestant in this year’s CIMB Singapore Women’s Squash Master crashed out last night, losing her first round match against world No.6 Kasey Brown of Australia 4-11, 3-11, 2-11.

She might have exited the tournament for the third year running, but her matured performance certainly left a good impression on her opponent last night.

“She hit the ball well. She played some good, constructive rallies. For a 21-year old, her technique’s quite good,” said Kasey Brown.

 

Depleted Home United Knocked-Out at Semi-Final Hurdle


 


Shorn of attacking talents Shi Jiayi and Qiu Li who are on international duty, Home United struggled for ideas up front as they went down 1-0 to Hougang United in the semi-finals of this year’s League Cup.

 

Knowing that this might have been their best chance to end their six-year trophy drought, Home United head coach Lee Lim Saeng was disappointed at the lack of desire shown by his players.

 

 

National Water Safety Programme Introduces New Open Water Module

 
Parents now have the opportunity to ensure their children gain the necessary water safety knowledge and survival skills in open water through a new module, SwimSafer Open Water, launched by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC) and the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) today.
 
The SwimSafer Open Water, which is a complementary module under the National water safety programme SwimSafer, equips not only children, but also
adults, with skills in open water safety, including proper swimming techniques in open water and the correct fitting of a lifejacket.
 
The module also educates participants on the unique risks and dangers present in open water as compared to swimming in a pool uneven surfaces, river currents, sea undertow and the effects of changing weather which pose challenges even for the most experienced water sports enthusiasts.
 
Dr Teo Ho Pin, Chairman of the NWSC and Mayor of North West District, who officiated the launch of SwimSafer Open Water at East Coast Park today,
 

Team Singapore Pesilats Ready for SEA Games Challenge



With the Southeast Asian (SEA) games less than four months away, Team Singapore’s Pesilats have shown the biggest indication that they are ready for the SEA games challenge.

 

Competing at the recently concluded 36th National Pencak Silat Championships 2011 held from 16-24th July, Team Singapore’s Pesilats have shown that they are a cut above the rest.

 

But for those SEA games hopefuls who have not yet made the squad, their performances at this championship will go a long way in the selection process.

 

Lions Show Their Bite in 5-3 Victory Over Malaysia

 
“This was a classic Singapore-Malaysia game” were the words of Malaysian head coach K. Rajagobal at the press conference last night.

It was certainly a classic, a roller-coaster match and an eight-goal thriller where Singapore put five goals past our causeway archrivals Malaysia.

Nobody expected such a score line and certainly no one expected Malaysia’s Safee Sali to breach Singapore’s defence within 25 seconds of the kick.

The Malaysian fans hit a crescendo as the Singapore fans went silent in shock. Captain Sharil Ishak and his men stood dumbfounded, trying to grasp what had just happened.
 

It Pays To Be Sports Safe

 
More than 30 winners walked away with a combined prize total of $19,500 at the inaugural ‘A Sports Safe Singapore Creative Competition’ held at the Jalan Besar stadium VIP room on Friday, 22 July.

Recognising the need for sports safety to be embedded as a core value for everyone in the community, the Singapore Sports Council launched the competition in November last year to promote and instil sports safety practices among the younger generation through the means of a creative design competition.

 

Lethal Leisel


Competing at her first Olympics (Sydney 2000) at the tender age of 15. Leisel has since gone on to compete in two more Olympics (Athens 2004 & Beijing 2008), winning a load of medals in the process.

 

Certainly no mean feat for a teenager to be going head to head against seasoned professionals, Leisel went one better by winning two silvers at her very first Olympics in silver and followed up her stunning debut by winning golds and setting new records in Athens and Beijing.

 

Currently competing in the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, Leisel was here in Singapore to train and acclimatise to Asia’s humidity and one of Singaporesports.sg’s reporter managed to catch up with her after her training session.

 

 

League Cup: Gombak Progresses to Quarter Finals



Gombak United progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a 2-0 win over Balestier Khalsa at the Jurong West Stadium last night.

 

Though Balestier might have lost two games on the trot before last night’s encounter, the Bulls did not enjoy an easy ride as Balestier were looking to avenge the defeats from their past three encounters with Gombak.

 

Playing in the white of Gombak, former Geylang United striker Jung Hee Bong gave his team the lead just 16 minutes into the game.

 

Rush Hour


Ending their Far East tour in Singapore, Liverpool legends Ian Rush and Phil Thompson made a stop at the Singapore Sports School on 17 July and conducted a football clinic together with the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) community coaches.

 

Unlike many football clinics, this clinic focuses not only on skills, drills and technique, but also reaching out to the community.

 

Lions Ready to Face Tigers

Last night’s 3-2 win over Chinese Taipei, will surely boost the morale of the Lions as they prepare themselves for the all-important clash against causeway rivals Malaysia.

 

Come 23rd July, Singapore will host Malaysia in the first leg of the second round 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier for Asia and judging by last night’s performance, the players seemed pumped and ready to do battle.

 

Sports Plan for All, By All


Under a new initiative called ‘Vision 2030’, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) will work with the Public-Private-People sectors to jointly develop proposals on how sport can best serve Singapore’s future needs.

 

Sports will be used as a strategy for individual development, community bonding and nation building in the next two decades. Vision 2030 will incorporate considerations of Singapore’s future challenges, including an ageing population; the pressure of living in an increasingly urban environment; higher expectations from individuals regarding the quality of life and a shrinking workforce with rising demands regarding job satisfaction.

 

Five questions with Andy Cole

 
Constantly giving defenders a headache from the late 80s all the way till his retirement in 2008, former Manchester United striker Andy Cole is one of the most successful strikers to have graced the English Premier League.

Scoring over 200 goals in his career, Cole has the distinction of being one of the few players to have won every major trophy in the Premier League.
 
Singaporesports.sg’s reporter managed to meet him at the Singapore Cricket Club’s soccer sixes tournament and he took time out of his busy schedule to answer five questions for us.


 

Swede Delight

 
Standing three metres high and balancing on the tip of the springboard, current European springboard diving champion Anna Lindberg looked psyched and focused.

Hopping on the board twice to gain momentum, she leapt into the air, executing a perfect Forward 1.5 Somersault dive and entered the water without a splash.

After completing a number of perfect dives, those present could definitely see why she is currently the one to beat on the springboard in Europe.

This three-time Olympian and springboard specialist has shown why she is ranked as one of the best divers in Europe by winning her fourth gold at this year’s European Championships.

 

Doumbouya On The Double

Talk about a dream debut.

 

On his first start for Etoile FC, new signing Aly Doumbouya scored his first two goals to give his team a 3-0 win over Balestier Khalsa.

 

It was certainly a dream debut for this Frenchman and a rather delighted Doumbouya said after the game, “I dedicate my goals to my three kids in France and my teammates.”

 

 

Singapore Fencers Put Up Valiant Fight Against Tough Opposition


In the final day of the Asian Fencing Championships, Singapore’s national men’s epee and women’s sabre fencers fought hard in yesterday’s team event, but came up short against tough opposition.  The men’s epee team lost two matches to Iran and Thailand but came back to defeat Chinese Taipei and Malaysia to finish in 11th placing overall. Last year’s Commonwealth Silver medallist Lim Weiwen said: “The team did not do too badly today and if only we were able to string together a few good bouts, the outcome against Thailand would have been very different”. The team lost to Thailand 45-43 in an exciting finish before they faced Malaysia
 

 

THE SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION NETS THE BIGGEST SPONSORSHIP EVER

 
This new partnership between Crocodile International Pte Ltd (Crocodile) and Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) is the largest sponsorship agreement in the history of Singapore Table Tennis.
 
 

Malaysia Cup: It’s Back!


After a 17-year hiatus, it’s official! Singapore’s return to the Malaysia Cup has been confirmed.

 

Yesterday the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see a Singapore team participate in the Malaysia Super League, FA Cup and Malaysia Cup from 2012 to 2015.

 

It may have been 17 years, but for those who grew up idolising the likes of Fandi Ahmad, Samad Allapitchay, V. Sundramoorthy and the many other legends, the return of Singapore to the cup has been met with enthusiasm and a sense of nostalgia.

 


 

World Class Water Polo Action in Singapore


The Singapore water polo community is in seven heaven as top teams from Europe convened in Singapore to engage in friendly warm-up competitions as part of their preparation for the Fina World Water Polo Championship.

 

Touching down in Singapore a few days ago, defending champions Serbia, along with Spain, Croatia, Germany and Australia are here to train and play in a series of friendlies as they  prepare themselves for the heat and humidity of Asia.

 

Choosing Singapore as the location to train is certainly a boost for the Republic’s goal of developing Singapore into a regional sports hub.

 

 

The Diamonds light up the court as Australia are named World Champions

The dream of winning the World Championship crown will have to wait another four years for New Zealand after being tripped up 58 goals to 57 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this evening.

 

It was a night that ended in heartache and shattered dreams for the Silver Ferns, who were pushed to extra time by Finalist opponent and arch rival, Australia, in the Mission Foods World Netball Championships 2011 Singapore. The crowd was fierce; cheering, stamping, chanting and creating as much support as possible for the Finalist teams.

 

 

 

Singapore Defeated Bitter Rival Malaysia

 
Our netball girls have defeated Malaysia 47-36 to record our first win in the Mission Foods World Netball Championships.

Having had numerous close encounters over the span of this tournament, our girls were determined to not let history repeat itself, especially since they were up against perennial rivals Malaysia.

With the support of the fans, the Singapore girls burst into a 10-8 lead over a young but talented Malaysian team.

 

Singapore Put Up Gutsy Display


This was their fourth game in as many days and the wear and tears of the tournament were showing.
 

But even though their knees and ankles might have been heavily strapped or that they had a fallen comrade on the bench, the Singapore netball girls were unwilling to just roll and over and concede defeat as they went down 51-62 to Sri Lanka.
 
Up against a 2.06m shooter Tharjini Sivalingam, our goalkeeper Primila Hirubalan and goal defence Lin Qingyi were not contented to be dominated and used various techniques such as lifting each other up to tip the ball away to combat her height.
 

SWIM STARS AND TOP WATER POLO ACTION COMING TO TOWN

 
Some of the world’s top swim nations have chosen Singapore as the venue for their final preparations en route to what is the biggest aquatics competition this year - the 14th FINA World Championships, held in Shanghai, China from 16 - 31 July 2011.

 

World-renowned and Olympic gold medal winning names such as Stephanie Rice and Leisel Jones from Australia, and French Freestyle specialist Alain Bernard will arrive in Singapore this month for their final lap of training prior to the World Championships. They will be joined by more than 300 other swimmers, divers, and water polo players from 25 countries, including powerhouses Canada (swimming), Sweden (diving) and Hungary (water polo).

  


 

Singapore Gives Fiji A Good Fight

Disparity in ranking did not seem to matter when world No. 21 Singapore gave world No. 5 Fiji a run for their money.

Instead of a sweeping victory for Fiji, Singapore closely contested the match from beginning till the end.

From the get-go, both teams battled fiercely for supremacy with neither side allowing the other any substantial lead. Captain Jean Ng and Lin Qingyi marshalled the team’s defense and repelled Fiji’s relentless attacks while the team’s shooting pair, Charmaine Soh and Tan Huiyan, kept up the offense, putting constant pressure on their opponent.

 

Singapore Put Up Good Fight


Singapore’s gutsy display against Jamaica last evening was their best performance yet, scoring a respectable 40 goals before going down 40-93. Despite the loss, captain Jean Ng was glad that the team had the chance to play against the world No 4.
 
Head coach Kate Carpenter was please with the team’s performance, saying: “I am very pleased with the scores.” She went on to elaborate how the team was taking in their stride and enjoying the experience against a team capable of winning the World Championship.
 

Singapore Show Fighting Spirit

“We’ll give the girls until 2359hrs to feel disappointed. Tomorrow’s a new day and a new day and we’ll focus on a new goal. We’ll go out again for the next game, try our best and to work our hardest,” said Jean Ng, captain of the netball team after their opening day loss to Botswana.

 

The rallying cry from team captain Jean seemed to work as Singapore went out with all guns blazing against world number six South Africa in their Pool C encounter at the Mission Foods World Netball Championships last night.

 

 

Under-15s Eye Further Glory

Who could forget the dramatic 4-3 comeback over the Newcastle U-15 at the opening game of the recently concluded Canon Lion City Cup? Or the 4-0 thrashing dished out to the Juventus U-15 in the 3rd/4th placing match.

 

With their show of grit, skill and passion, the National Football Association (NFA) U-15 boys gave the fans a reason to cheer and there could be more cheers and songs to sing as the NFA U-15’s are eyeing further glory.

 

Leaving for Vientiane, Laos today, the boys are aiming to be the first Singapore side to finish in the top three of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under-16 championship.

 

 

Singapore puts up a valiant fight


Returning to Singapore after 28 years, the Mission Foods World Netball Championship got off on a rousing start to a 4,328-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday.
 
First match of the evening was a showdown between host city, Singapore, ranked world No. 21, and Botswana, ranked world No. 17. Having been bested twice by the African side in their previous meets, the Republic's team was eager to even out the score.

 

Anything but Different


Last month, Mok Ying Ren, 22, clocked 14min 51.09sec at the Tokai University time trials in Tokyo to break a 16-year-old 5,000m mark. A week later, he won the Christchurch Marathon fending off a very strong field. His time of 2hr 26min 34sec was about two minutes off Singapore's national record.

He has won the local men's category of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore in both 2009 and 2010 coupled with wins in various local competitive runs.

 

Singapore Ready For World Class Challenge

 
The numbers four, six and seventeen must be etched into the mind of Singapore netball coach, Kate Carpenter.

Those are the world rankings of Jamaica, South Africa and Botswana respectively that have been grouped together in Pool C with World No.19 Singapore for the upcoming 13th Mission Foods World Netball Championship, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from July 3 to 10.

With Singapore playing hosts for the second time in the competition's 48 year history, expectations are naturally high for the hosts and getting the better of her group opponents are high on coach Carpenter's mind.



 

Let the Games Begin

With only a few days until the first whistle marks the start of the Mission Foods World Netball Championships 2011 Singapore, the Republic is ready for the rest of the world to join in the celebrations of the 13th edition of the Championships.

 

Representatives from the 16 participating countries were welcomed today at the Mission Foods World Netball Championships Press Conference, three days before the action kicks off at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Molly Rhone, President of the International Federation Netball Associations (IFNA) and Jessica Tan, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee for the Mission Foods World Netball Championships, were pleased to discuss their expectations for a fantastic tournament.