News

  • 19
    Apr

    Shuttlers must be 'hungrier' to perform

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    The national shuttlers have been issued a challenge by one of their main backers: Step up and make history for Singapore badminton on the global stage. Mahender Kapoor, managing director of Li-Ning distributor Sunlight Sports, told 15 national shuttlers… More

  • 03
    Apr

    Athletes come wearing armour of hope and optimism

    The Straits Times by ROHIT BRIJNATH

    Books are often randomly pulled from bookcases and last week I grabbed an old favourite, Rocket Men by Craig Nelson, which charts the journey of the first men on the moon. Neil Armstrong was originally a test pilot and there was a poetry to the motto… More

  • 28
    Mar

    Netball: Netballers learn lesson, set top-two Asian target

    The Straits Times by NICOLE CHIA

    More than six months on, Charmaine Soh still remembers the sting of losing their SEA Games netball title to hosts Malaysia, so much so "it still gives me nightmares now and then", Singapore's joint vice-captain said with a chuckle. The determination… More

  • 27
    Mar

    Swimming: One who thrives on a heavy challenge

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    In the six months since Roanne Ho retained her 50m breaststroke title at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games last year, the 25-year-old has gained 4kg in weight. "My skinfold (test results, which measure body fat) went down, but my weight went up, so it has… More

  • 26
    Mar

    Cycling a life-changer for hospital porter Muhammad Jazlan Ahmad as he gears up for OCBC Cycle

    The Straits Times by NATALIE CHOY CHING MUN

    He used to get epileptic seizures at least once a week and was overweight because of his sedentary lifestyle. That was until hospital porter Muhammad Jazlan Ahmad bought a bicycle in 2012 and started cycling leisurely, after his doctor warned that he… More

  • 21
    Mar

    Bowling: SBF to send Singapore's best bowlers to Asian Games

    The Straits Times by DAVID LEE

    The Singapore Bowling Federation (SBF) yesterday cleared the air about its selection policy for the Asian Games squad and decided that its best keglers will head to Indonesia in August. SBF president Jessie Phua told The Straits Times: "Our council… More

  • 21
    Mar

    Football: Underdogs must be ready to roar: Fandi Ahmad

    The Straits Times by DAVID LEE

    He will make his Singapore Under-23s debut tonight, but once the referee blows the first whistle, Fandi Ahmad will find himself in the dugout. It might be only a friendly against Indonesia's U-23 side but Fandi, who is the Republic's U-23 coach, was… More

  • 19
    Mar

    Football: ST Young Athlete of the Year Justin Hui is 'talented' and can go far, says U-23 coach Fandi Ahmad

    The Straits Times by MUHAMMAD SAZALI ABDUL AZIZ

    Over a dozen trophies are displayed neatly at the top of a cabinet in footballer Justin Hui's room in his Punggol flat. One, however, sits proudly on his desk. It is the inaugural The Straits Times Young Athlete of the Year award which he won last Tuesday.… More

  • 15
    Mar

    Jun Yi meets Asian Games 200m fly qualifying mark

    The Straits Times by SHAMIR OSMAN

    Singapore is set to have another butterfly swimmer alongside Olympic champion Joseph Schooling at the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games in Jakarta. Swimfast Aquatic Club's (SAC) Ong Jun Yi narrowly beat the qualifying mark of 1min 59.93sec in the men's 200m… More

  • 15
    Mar

    Sevens activities for all Singaporeans

    The Straits Times by LIM SAY HENG

    Rugby-loving children will have more to look forward to before the April 28-29 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens at the National Stadium. Organisers Rugby Singapore will introduce the Titans Ruck & Rumble 10s, comprising Under-8 and U-10 competitions for… More