Sports activities happenings in Singapore (5-11 September)

(From left) Albirex Niigata’s Tadanari Lee, elite runners on the Commonplace Chartered Singapore Marathon and Singapore nationwide paddler Zeng Jian. (PHOTOS: SPL/SCSM/Getty Pictures)

SINGAPORE — Here’s a round-up of sports activities occasions and developments in Singapore up to now week (5 to 11 September):

Albirex takes over at prime of Singapore Premier League

Albirex Niigata (Singapore) changed Lion Metropolis Sailors as Singapore Premier League leaders with 4 video games left to play, after they defeated the Younger Lions 2-1 at Jurong East Stadium on Saturday (10 September).

Two targets from Tadanari Lee (twentieth and 69th minutes) allowed the White Swans to return again from Syed Muhammad Akmal’s Twelfth-minute opener for the Younger Lions.

Albirex now have 54 factors from 24 matches, three forward of the Sailors, who slumped to their second straight defeat in a 1-2 loss to Tampines Rovers at Our Tampines Hub on Saturday. Boris Kopitovic (fifty fifth) and Zehrudin Mehmedovic (58th) scored for the Stags, whereas the Sailors replied by way of Maxime Lestienne (56th).

On Friday, Tanjong Pagar United ended their five-match winless run with a 3-1 win over Balestier Khalsa at Jurong East Stadium. Objectives from Mirko Sugic (twenty eighth), Blake Ricciuto (61st) and Khairul Amri (71st) helped the Jaguars to the victory, whereas Ryoga Taniguchi (82nd) scored for the guests.

On Sunday, Hougang United snapped Geylang Worldwide’s three-match successful run with a come-from-behind 4-2 win at Our Tampines Hub. Objectives from Pedro Bortoluzo (forty second), Andre Moritz (63rd), Shawal Anuar (eighty fifth) and Kristijan Krajcek (ninety fifth) gave Hougang the win, whereas Geylang scored by way of Umar Akhbar Ramle (seventh) and Faizal Roslan (thirty sixth).

Protected Sport Fee pronounces disciplinary panel

Singapore’s Protected Sport Fee introduced on Friday (9 September) its first disciplinary panel to listen to, resolve and adjudicate safe-sport stories and violations for member organisations.

The panel includes impartial people appointed by the Ministry for Tradition, Neighborhood and Youth to carry out adjudicative features in accordance with the foundations of the Protected Sport Programme. Disciplinary and attraction committees for every listening to will likely be appointed by the disciplinary panel chair, Senior Counsel Molly Lim, to find out the suitable measures and sanctions.

A call-making framework is in place to information the Protected Sport Fee and disciplinary committee of their determinations. Respondents may have the chance to be heard by the disciplinary panel, who will verify the seriousness of the misconduct based mostly on the diploma of culpability and hurt brought about, and take into account the annoying and mitigating components earlier than coming to a choice on the suitable measures or sanctions.

Reasonable to extreme instances will likely be referred to the disciplinary panel, and prison offences can even be referred to the police. For misconduct categorized as low severity, the fee will work with member organisations to supply help to affected events, tackle issues raised by way of implementation of acceptable measures, or decide if some other acceptable organisation-level measures could possibly be undertaken.

Sailors clinch Girls’s Premier League title with 2 video games to spare

The Lion Metropolis Sailors clinched the inaugural Deloitte Girls’s Premier League (WPL) title on Saturday (10 September), after a 4-0 win over Nonetheless Aerion Girls’s FC at Yishun Stadium.

The victory meant that the Sailors have amassed 28 factors from 10 video games, and with two rounds of matches remaining, they’ve moved past the attain of second-placed Tanjong Pagar United, who’re eight factors behind.

Undefeated this season with 9 wins and a draw, the Sailors will obtain their $25,000 winners’ cheque of their last league sport in opposition to Tanjong Pagar on 2 October.

Enhancements to Singapore Marathon race routes

Enhancements have been made to the race routes of this 12 months’s Commonplace Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), which will likely be held from 2 to 4 December, stated organiser The Ironman Group in a media launch on Wednesday (7 September).

The marathon route will see the elimination of the unsheltered stretch at West Coast freeway, main runners into the cool, shady East Coast Park (ECP) on the 21km mark, and in addition permits for supporters to cheer runners on. Runners will then breeze by way of the scenic Gardens by the Bay and its Supertree Grove, earlier than passing the end line on the Esplanade.

Runners from all classes will start their race from the identical begin level throughout the occasion days – in entrance of the Method One Pit Constructing.

With the occasion again in full scale, visitors advisory indicators will likely be put up upfront to tell the general public of impending highway closures. Extra particulars about highway visitors preparations and shuttle providers for individuals will likely be shared later.

Race organisers have additionally introduced the $70,000 prize purse for aggressive runners within the marathon and half-marathon classes. To be eligible to compete for the prize purse within the marathon class, male athletes might want to present proof that that they had achieved a race time of 3hrs or much less in a World Athletics or Nationwide Federation-sanctioned race between 1 January 2018 and 31 October 2022. For feminine runners, the qualifying time is 3hr 30min.

For the half-marathon class, female and male athletes might want to have an official timing of 1hr 45min or much less, inside the similar qualifying window interval. Runners have till 31 October to submit their particulars and data for organisers’ evaluation.

Tan Chuan-Jin re-elected as SNOC president

Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore, was re-elected unanimously as president of the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC) throughout its annual common assembly at Paradox Singapore Service provider Court docket on Thursday (8 September). He’ll serve his third time period from 2022 to 2026.

Former nationwide sailor Dr Benedict Tan was re-elected as vice-president and can serve a recent four-year time period until 2026. Former Singapore Badminton Affiliation president Lawrence Leow, will return to the SNOC in a vice-president capability.

Each will be a part of vice-presidents Jessie Phua and Juliana Seow, who have been elected in 2020, on the SNOC government committee. Former nationwide shooter Lee Wung Yew was additionally elected to serve a one-year time period as treasurer.

The 2022/2023 SNOC government committee includes: Tan Chuan-Jin (president), Ng Ser Miang (IOC member), Jessie Phua, Juliana Seow, Dr Benedict Tan, Lawrence Leow (vice-presidents), Lee Wung Yew (honorary treasurer), Dr Hing Siong Chen, Dr Koh Koon Teck, Dr Patrick Liew (members), Lim Teck Yin, Tan Chen Kee, Shayna Ng (athletes’ fee chair), Lau Kok Keng, Forrest Li (co-opted members), Chris Chan (secretary-general), Edmund Lim (ssistant secretary-general).

Zeng Jian, Zhou Jingyi clinch doubles silver in Bulgaria

Singapore paddlers Zeng Jian and Zhou Jingyi clinched a silver medal within the girls’s doubles competitors on Sunday (4 September) on the World Desk Tennis (WTT) Feeder match held in Panagyurishte, Bulgaria.

The duo had defeated three doubles pairs – Croatia’s Mateja Jeger/Hana Arapovic, Turkey’s Simay Kulakceken/Sibei Altinkaya, and Germany’s Yuan Wan/Chanteal Mantz – earlier than shedding within the last to France’s Prithika Pavade/Camille Lutz 13-11, Sept. 11, Sept. 11, Sept. 11.

Zeng and Zhou will subsequent play within the WTT Contender match in Muscat, Oman.

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