ROUND-UP: Sports activities happenings in Singapore (26 Sept

(From left) UOL sponsors bowlers for Deaflympics, Feng Tianwei joins SportSG, and largest indoor skatepark opens. (PHOTOS: UOL/Sport Singapore/Por Vida Skateboarding)

SINGAPORE — Here’s a round-up of sports activities occasions and developments in Singapore up to now week (26 September to 2 October):

Feng Tianwei joins SportSG’s Sport Improvement Group

Paddler Feng Tianwei, Singapore’s most bemedalled Olympian, has joined Sport Singapore’s (SportSG) Sport Improvement Group, engaged on the event of sport pathways for youngsters and youths, significantly in desk tennis.

For the following two years, the 36-year-old will work part-time with the group, committing about 8 to 10 hours every week, as she might be pursuing a grasp’s diploma in sport business administration concurrently on the Bodily Training Instructing and Analysis Division of Peking College.

“I’ve come to some extent to transit past my taking part in days,” Feng mentioned in a media launch by SportSG on Monday (26 September). “I consider that pursuing additional research, on high of my expertise as an athlete, will give me a greater understanding of the area’s sport business, and there might be extra I can provide and contribute to the native sporting fraternity thereafter.

“I’ll proceed to coach, albeit at a decrease depth to keep up my health, in order that if I’m given the chance, I’ll proceed to symbolize Singapore.”

Sailors title defence suffers massive blow in 3-5 defeat

The Lion Metropolis Sailors’ bid to retain the Singapore Premier League (SPL) title have been dealt a extreme blow on Sunday (2 October), as they succumbed 3-5 to Balestier Khalsa at Toa Payoh Stadium.

Ryogo Taniguchi had a hat-trick for the hosts (forty fourth, forty eighth and seventy fifth minutes) whereas Daniel Goh (fiftieth) and Shuhei Hoshino (58th) scored too. The Sailors replied by means of Track Ui-young (twenty ninth, thirtieth) and Hariss Harun (63rd).

League leaders Albirex Niigata (Singapore) moved 4 factors forward of the second-placed Sailors with a 1-1 draw with Hougang United, as Tadanari Lee (73rd) cancelled out Andre Moritz’s opener (twenty ninth).

On Saturday, Tanjong Pagar United thrashed bottom-placed Younger Lions 8-1 at Jurong East Stadium, with Reo Nishiguchi scoring 5 targets (third, eighth, 53rd, 79th, 82nd) and Khairul Amri (forty fifth), Blake Ricciuto (fiftieth) and Khairul Nizam (seventieth) chipping in. Abdul Rasaq Ishiekwene Akeem (66th) scored Younger Lions’ comfort aim.

Additionally on Saturday, Tampines Rovers and Geylang Worldwide fought to a 0-0 draw at Our Tampines Hub.

The ultimate matchweek will now be performed on 20 and 21 October, with Hougang dealing with Balestier Khalsa and Tampines taking over Tanjong Pagar on the previous, in addition to Geylang internet hosting Albirex and the Sailors entertaining the Younger Lions on the latter.

Two matches in Matchweek 27 have been rescheduled from 15 to 14 October – Tanjong Pagar v Sailors and Balestier v Geylang.

Angela Lee fails once more to grow to be first ONE girls’s double champ

Combined martial arts star Angela Lee failed once more in her bid to grow to be the primary ONE Championship girls’s double champion, after she misplaced to reigning girls’s strawweight champion Xiong Jingnan by way of unanimous determination after 5 rounds on the One Battle Evening 2 occasion at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday (1 October).

Lee, who fights for Singapore-based Evolve MMA, is the reigning girls’s atomweight champion, however has not been profitable in two makes an attempt to wrest Xiong’s title away.

Elsewhere on the cardboard, Mikey Musumeci grew to become ONE Championship’s first submission grappling world champion when he gained the lads’s flyweight title by beating fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Cleber Sousa by way of unanimous determination after a single 10-round bout.

ONE debutants Ilya Freymanov and Halil Amir each knocked out their opponents Martin Nguyen and Timofey Nastyukhin in featherweight and light-weight bouts respectively.

Tampines Rovers drawn in Group B for Singapore Cup defence

Defending champions Tampines Rovers are drawn into Group B of the 2022 Singapore Cup – along with Tanjong Pagar United, Hougang United and Geylang Worldwide – following the official draw at Jalan Besar Stadium on Tuesday (27 September).

Group A will include Lion Metropolis Sailors, Balestier Khalsa, Albirex Niigata (Singapore) and the Younger Lions, who’re again within the Cup for the primary time since 2016. This will even be the Sailors’ first Singapore Cup marketing campaign since they have been shaped in 2020, because the event was suspended for 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group-stage matches will run from 27 October to six November, with the highest two groups from every group continuing to a two-legged semi-final stage. That may happen on 11 and 15 November, with the third-place playoff and ultimate scheduled for 18 and 19 November respectively.

Borussia Dortmund to play Lion Metropolis Sailors on 24 Nov

Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund will play a pleasant match towards defending Singapore Premier League champions Lion Metropolis Sailors on 24 November at Jalan Besar Stadium.

The match is the primary leg of Dortmund’s Southeast Asia Tour that may see them journey to Vietnam and Indonesia subsequent. The pleasant match will happen days after the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar, and won’t characteristic a few of Dortmund’s stars who might be on worldwide obligation with their nationwide groups.

Tickets for the match are on sale at Sistic, and can value between S$25 (Grownup, Gallery) and $35 (Grownup, Grandstand). Early hen reductions can be found from 30 September to 24 October, with Lion Metropolis Sailors members in a position to buy tickets at preferential charges.

The golf equipment have additionally lined up a sequence of off-the-field skilled actions, comparable to information sharing periods, fan activations and group actions.

Nice Japanese Girls’s Run returns to bodily race on 20 Nov

The sixteenth version of the Singapore Nice Japanese Girls’s Run (GEWR) returns 20 November with a bodily all-women race for the primary time since 2019.

Registration has opened, and runners can select to affix the 10km, 5km or 2km “Mummy + Me” classes this 12 months. There will even be a aggressive 21.1km race, open solely to invited native elite athletes. All runners will flag off from the Singapore Sports activities Hub.

Members are additionally invited to affix unique pre-race digital and bodily actions organised specifically for GEWR 2022, by way of the 42Race digital platform. These actions embrace a digital run milestone problem that helps runners ease into the momentum of operating as much as the race day. Members may get energetic and bond with household and buddies by means of varied actions together with kayaking and others at subsidised charges.

On race day, members and their households can sit up for the return of the post-run Race Village on the Singapore Sports activities Hub, the place youngsters can take pleasure in a geolocation recreation and taking household pictures at enjoyable photograph cubicles.

GEWR 2022 additionally goals to assist elevate consciousness and funds for its two adopted charities, Daughters Of Tomorrow and Singapore Most cancers Society. The general public can assist these causes in a fund-raising initiative led by Nice Japanese employees and monetary representatives.

Por Vida Skateboarding opens largest indoor skatepark

Skateboarding college Por Vida Skateboarding opened Singapore’s largest indoor skatepark and college on Saturday (1 October). Situated inside GR.iD Mall, the 6,708 sq. ft (623 sq. metres) skatepark affords a variety of indoor amenities devoted to skateboarding.

Nestled within the basement of the mall, the air-conditioned area is open day by day from 10am to 10pm and has a capability restrict of 35 individuals. It’s specifically designed and customised with varied forms of skate obstacles like mini ramps, quarter pipes, flat financial institution, flat bar and rails, handbook pad, benches, ledges and even wave ramp, making the area appropriate for skate boarders of all talent ranges and ages.

Apart from skateboarding, the park additionally welcomes rollerblading and curler skating, in addition to different land board sports activities comparable to longboarding and surf skating. College students and guests could have the choice to hire gears on web site and even buy the most recent gears on the devoted retail area. The indoor skatepark additionally incorporates a resting and refreshment space that enables skate boarders to loosen up and bond in between periods.

Registration for October 2022 courses is now open.

Youth paddlers win 2 golds, 2 silvers, 4 bronzes in Darwin

Group Singapore paddlers completed with two golds, two silvers and 4 bonzes on the World Desk Tennis (WTT) Youth Contender event in Darwin, Australia from 27 to 29 September (Tuesday to Thursday).

Zane Ong and Chevelle See clinched the Below-11 boys’ and ladies’ titles respectively. Zane defeated Australia’s Lawrence Fan 3-1 within the U-11 boys’ ultimate, whereas Chevelle defeated compatriot Pu Keng Jeong 3-0 within the U-11 ladies’ ultimate.

Loy Xing Yao added a silver within the U-15 boys’ division, after he misplaced 2-3 to Taiwan’s Hsu Hsien-chia within the ultimate. The 4 bronze medallists are Michael Wong (U-11 boys), Sarah Yip (U-11 ladies), Sie Lay Yin and Vanessa Ye (each U-13 ladies).

UOL to sponsor Singapore bowlers at Deaflympics

UOL Group Restricted introduced on Saturday (1 October) that it’s going to sponsor Singapore’s bowling delegation for the twenty fourth Deaflympics to be held from 20 to 30 October in Kuala Lumpur.

The Singapore athlete contingent contains bowlers Adelia Naomi Yokoyama, 23, and Kimberly Quek, 22, and so they got a rousing send-off at a flag presentation ceremony at Parkroyal on Seaside Highway with guest-of-honour being Eric Chua, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Tradition, Group and Youth.

UOL’s assist allowed the Deaf Sports activities Affiliation (Singapore) to cowl the prices of the six-member contingent, together with airfares, lodging and physiotherapy companies, in order that the bowlers can give attention to the worldwide competitors.

On the final Deaflympics in 2017, Yokoyama and Quek bowled their strategy to a gold and bronze medal respectively within the girls’s Masters occasion, changing into Singapore’s first medallists on the Deaflympics. Each younger girls additionally picked up quite a few medals on the 2019 ASEAN Deaf Bowling Championships.

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