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Monday, June 04, 2012
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Friday, June 01, 2012
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Entries for August 2011

Tour de Bintan Returns for the Second Year Running


Cycling enthusiast in Singapore will have another opportunity to experience road racing in a multi-stage and multi-day format as the Tour de Bintan returns for a second year running.

 

Following the success of last year’s inaugural race the endurance cycling event has returned for its second edition and will take place from 11 to 13 November this year.

 

 

ACS (I) Complete Grand Slam of Titles

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) beat brother school ACS (Barker Road) 6-0 with two penalties to win the National C Division Rugby Championship on Thursday August 18.

 

ACS (Barker) had sensationally beaten favourites St Andrew’s Secondary 20-8 in the semi-finals but their dream run ended in the face of an ACS(I) team that defended well when it mattered.

 

For ACS(I), this win completed a grand slam of titles, after having won the A and B Division championships earlier this year. ACS(I) last won a grand slam in 2008. This is the seventh grand slam in the school’s history.

 

Two first-half penalties by scrumhalf Joshua Goh (#9) gave ACS(I) a 6-0 lead at half-time as ACS (Barker) failed to get close to the tryline, breaching the ACS(I) 22m line only once in the first half.

 

However, with such a slim lead, the game was far from over. ACS(I) could not put the game away when Joshua Goh (#9) and Michael Yee (#10) missed one second half penalty each. One penalty was taken right in front of the posts from just outside the 22m line.

 

ACS (Barker), after surviving a period of sustained ACS(I) pressure, then made the spectators stand up when Rafi Rosli (#13) took a pass and ran almost the whole ACS(I) half before getting stopped just shy of the try line.

 

That signalled a start of sustained ACS (Barker) pressure, with forward Kamen Tang (#1) almost crossing the try line twice. Both times, ACS(I) stood their ground and held firm.

It was then the turn of ACS(I), with winger Jeremy Toh (#27) and fullback Michael Yee (#10) coming close as they lit up the game with exciting runs down the left flank.

 

ACS (Barker) survived both attempts but time ran out on them.

 

“Being here after finishing fourth in the league is an achievement for the team,” said ACS (Barker) head coach Lincoln Tan. ACS (Barker) had finished the preliminary rounds with a 4-3 win-loss record before their upset win over St Andrew’s in the semi-final.

 

“We had three opportunities to run it in the first half but didn’t. That’s why I told them to do so in the second half,” said Lincoln about the need to bring the pace of Rafi (#13) into the game.

 

ACS (I) head coach Adrian Chong was very happy with his team’s effort.

 

WORLD CLASS WOMEN PADDLERS SET TO LIGHT UP LOCAL TABLE TENNIS SCENE

The world’s top women table tennis athletes will come together to compete in the 2011 Volkswagen Women’s World Cup which will be held at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall from 28 to 30 October.

The event, organised by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) and supported by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC), is a prestigious invitation-only individual tournament that will see some of the world’s top women paddlers compete for the Women’s World Cup crown as well as the prize money totalling US$150,000.  

 

 

Hougang Show Clinical Finishing

 

After an unexpected victory over Pattaya United in the preliminary round of this year’s RHB Singapore Cup, Okkthar United’s players were given a rude awakening last night as they went down 3-0 to Hougang United in the first leg of the quarterfinals at Hougang stadium.

 

If games were won based on possesion count then this would have been a landslide victory for the side from Myanmar as Okkthar dominated the proceedings right from the get go.

 

 

Tchoukball: Singapore finish third at world champs

 

Singapore finished third in both the men’s and women’s categoriest at the 2011 World Tchoukball Championships 2011.

 

The men’s national team defeated the reigning European champions Switzerland twice, once in the group stage to top the group, and then again in the 3rd/4th playoff.

 

Clean Sweep On the Cards

 
Having already won the ‘A’ and ‘B’ division rugby finals, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS (I)) is now one victory away from winning the ‘C’ division finals after last evening’s 22-21 semi-final victory over St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI).

Though ACS (I) have now progressed to the finals, it could have been another story if SJI had made their chances count.

SJI failed to convert the penalty awarded to them early in the first half and it seemed to have affected the confidence of the Josephians as the ACS (I) boys took control of the game.

 

Team Singapore athletes join 13,000-strong crowd at Young NTUC Celebrates! National Day 2011

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Singapore Teams Storming Start at Team Events of FSI 2011

 
The first day of team competition at the Fencing Singapore International 2011 saw Singapore fencers pick up 1 gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze to add to the 7 medals garnered in the individual events over the past two days.

The women’s foil team of Ruth Ng, Wang Wenying, Cheryl Wong and Joan Ang dominated the final against the Macau team to bag the second gold for the republic in this competition. The Singapore team never looked in trouble from start to finish and won the match 44-25.  The men’s epee team comprising Lim Weiwen, Samson Lee, Mikail Ling and Wang Zhihua put up a spirited fight against the Hong Kong team in the semi finals to win by a score of 45-36 and eventually qualified for the finals. In the finals however, the formidable Chinese proved too strong for Singapore and the team had to settle for the silver medal after losing 45-26. Coach Zhao Zhizhong was satisfied with his charges performances in this competition. He said: “ The boys fenced reasonably well today and there was no shame losing to the Chinese team, who were a class above the rest.” On the team’s prospects in the upcoming SEA Games, Zhao said: “ Some of our fencing today was very encouraging to see and with a few more months of hard work, I am confident the we will do well”.

 

SSC TO OFFER WIDER RANGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE & SPORTS SCIENCE SUPPORT FOR TEAM SINGAPORE AT LONDON 2012

 
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) has started to ramp up preparations as the clock counts down to the London 2012 Olympics in less than a year.  Kicking off the preparations, the SSC has signed an agreement with the University of East London (UEL) to base the Team Singapore recovery centre at its Stratford Campus -where SSC will offer a wider range of sports medicine and sports science support for Team Singapore athletes compared to any other Olympic Games in the past.

Occupying a space of about 270 m2 on the premises of the temporary teaching building, a short five minute drive away from the Athlete’s Village, this Team Singapore recovery centre is about three times bigger than that of the Beijing Olympics. The additional space allows for a wider range of recovery services to be available to the athletes, to include nutrition and physiology, which were not offered at the last Olympics.

 

BMW Asia announces sponsorship of Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011

BMW Asia announced yesterday at its inaugural co-sponsorship of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011 (SCMS). BMW Asia along with the race organiser, Singapore Sports Council (SSC), unveiled a series of initiatives aimed at further engaging participants and improving the race experience for SCMS 2011 runners, in the lead up to and during the race on 4 December 2011.
 

SINGAPORE: The Choice of Champions


 
World renowned and Olympic gold medal winners such as Australia's Stephanie Rice and Leisel Jones and French Freestyle specialist Alain Bernard and Frederick Bousquet were in Singapore last month, making their final training preparations en route to the 14th FINA World Championships, held in Shanghai, China from 16 to 31 July 2011.

Joining them were more than 300 other swimmers, divers, and water polo players from 24 countries, including powerhouses Canada (swimming), Sweden (diving) and Hungary (water polo).

 

Courts Young Lions Put in Dominant Performance

Buoyed by the arrival of their new players, the Courts Young Lions continued their fine form with a 2-0 win over a rather jaded Hougang United.

 

The Courts Young Lions enjoyed the lion’s share of possession as they engaged in some delightful one touch football.

 

 

15-year-old Kimberly Crowned Sailor of the Year

Winning the Asian Optimist Championships just three days earlier, 15-year-old Kimberly Lim ended her week on a high as she was named Singapore’s Sailor of the Year on Sunday night.

 

The secondary three Tanjong Katong Girls’ School student received her award from guest of honour Dr. Tony Tan at Singapore Sailing’s inaugural awards on Sunday.

 

 

Lions’ avoid Asia’s Top Teams

Singapore football is on a high after the Lions defeated causeway rival Malaysia last week to move on to the third round of the 2014 World Cup Asian Zone qualifiers.

 

Hopes of continuing the momentum were given a boost as the third round draw results saw Singapore going up against China, Iraq and Jordan in Group A, while avoiding Asia’s top guns South Korea, Japan and Australia.

 

The Lions are quietly confident of their chances as they aim to create history by progressing to the fourth round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time.