Sporting Events in Singapore (July 11-17)
SINGAPORE – Here’s a roundup of sporting events and developments in Singapore over the past week (July 11-17):
Shooter Teh Xiu Hong wins two gold medals at ISSF World Cup in Korea
National pistol shooter Teh Xiu Hong helped Singapore win two gold medals at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. The gold medals were the first won by Singaporean shooters in the pistol discipline in the World Cup series, The Straits Times reported.
The 24-year-old, who also won two gold medals at the SEA Games in Hanoi in May, won the women’s 25m pistol event on Saturday July 16 with five shots to spare. His compatriot Teo Shun Xie won bronze in the same event.
A day later, Teh and Teo teamed with Teh’s sister, Xiu Yi, to win women’s team gold in the 25m pistol, after beating Thailand’s Tanyaporn Prucksakorn, Pim-On Klaisuban and Chawisa Paduka. 17-9. The trio also won a bronze medal in the women’s air pistol event on Thursday.
Maximilian Maeder retains his kitesurfing title
Singaporean kitefoiler Maximilian Maeder retained his Youth (Under 19) Sailing World Championships World Kitesurfing Championship title after 18 rounds of fierce competition in The Hague, Netherlands on Thursday (July 14th).
The Straits Times reported that the 15-year-old was engaged in a neck-to-neck battle with Italian Riccardo Pianosi, who had led halfway through the competition. However, Maximilian took seven straight race victories to seal victory with 19 net points to Pianosi’s 23.
Maximilian was ranked the world’s No. 1 male for the first time last year and continued the momentum this year, with victories at the International Kiteboarding Association Youth (under 21) World Kitefoiling Championships and at the Formula Kite Asia Pacific Championships.
The Lionesses beat Indonesia 2-0 in a rare AFF C’ship win
The Singapore Women’s National Football Team ended their AFF Women’s Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Indonesia at Binan Football Stadium in Manila on Tuesday (July 12th).
Nur Izzati Rosni’s goal just before half-time and an own goal in stoppage time gave the Lionesses their first victory in the regional competition in 18 years.
With the victory, the Lionesses finished fourth with four points in the six-team Group A, dominated by Thailand and the Philippines.
The Asian Netball Championship will be held in Singapore
The Asian Netball Championships (ANC) returns to the OCBC Arena from September 3-11 and will be the first international netball competition to be held in Singapore since the 2019 SEA Games. Tickets are now on sale with prices starting at $6.
The 11 teams participating in the biennial tournament are defending champions Sri Lanka, 2018 runners-up Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, India, the Philippines and the Maldives. The top two teams will get automatic qualification for the 2023 Netball World Cup.
Singapore co-captain Toh Kai Wei said: “Whether we’re veterans or new to the team, we’re all looking forward to competing in the ANC, especially since it’s our home. .
“Playing in front of our family and friends is a feeling that never gets old, even for those of us who are more experienced.”
Tickets can be purchased online via ticketmaster.sg, by phone or by visiting Ticketmaster outlets at SingPost or the Star Performing Arts Center box office. Reduced rates are available for students in Department of Education schools, as well as for children aged 5-12.
Ilhan Fandi scores a hat-trick for Albirex victory
Ilhan Fandi scored a hat-trick as Singapore’s Albirex Niigata won 4-1 against Balestier Khalsa at Jurong East Stadium on Saturday (July 16th) to close the gap on Singapore Premier League leaders Lion City Sailors, at five. points with a game in progress.
Ilhan struck in the 11th, 22nd and 63rd minutes for Albirex, who also got a goal from Kodai Tanaka (13th minute). Balestier scored through Shuhei Hoshino in the 41st minute.
The Sailors were held to their second straight league draw as Shahdan Sulaiman’s first-half stoppage-time goal canceled out Sime Zuzul’s 43rd-minute opener for Geylang International at Our Tampines Hub Saturday.
On Sunday, Tampines Rovers climbed to fourth in the league with a 5-2 rout of bottom-seeded Young Lions at Our Tampines Hub. Goals from Boris Kopitovic (11th), Taufik Suparno (16th and 78th), Zehrudin Mehmedovic (44th) and Yasir Hanapi (59th) sealed the Cerfs victory, while the Young Lions replied with Abdul Rasaq Ishiekwene Akeem (35th) and Zikos Chua. (70th).
At Jurong East Stadium on Sunday, third-placed Tanjong Pagar United played out a 2-2 draw with Hougang United. The Jaguars scored through Raihan Rahman (6th) and Reo Nishiguchi (38th), while the Cheetahs responded through Shawal Anuar (8th) and Pedro Bertoluzo (57th).
Goh Chui Ling rewrites the women’s 1500m national record for 40 years
Singapore’s Goh Chui Ling broke the women’s national 1,500m record that stood for nearly 40 years as the 29-year-old clocked 4:27.26 at the Flanders Cup in Belgium on Saturday July 16.
His running time rewrote Kandasamy Jayamani’s previous record of 4:31.20 set in 1982, The Straits Times reported.
Goh has been in fine form lately, as she picked up bronze medals in the 1,500m and 10,000m at the SEA Games in Hanoi in May – the first medals she had won in five editions of the Games.
Luo Yiwei retains ITT national title
On Sunday July 10, the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) held the OCBC National Cycling Championship Individual Time Trial (Road) on Tanah Merah Coast Road. The competition was run over 40 to 50 kilometers, consisting of 10.6 km laps around Changi Coast Road, with riders starting individually at regular intervals.
SEA Games silver medalist Luo Yiwei retained her national ITT title in the women’s elite category, making her a four-time winner of the event after previous triumphs in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
In the men’s elite category, 2019 champion Goh Choon Huat – who is now a full-time professional cyclist with the Trengganu Pro-Asia cycling team – again won the gold medal.
Among other outstanding performances, Eamon Lim won the junior men’s title, covering the 21.2 km course at an average speed of 44.2 km/h.
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