Sport Singapore CEO makes some startling revelations
WhatsApp conversation has revealed an internal strife within the Singapore Athletics. Vice-President Govindaswamy Balasekaran was accused to have instructed his staff to gather evidence against Margaret Oh, coach of local sprint team and David Yeo, coach of Pole vault. He further asked them to show the proof to ‘P’; media has speculated it to be SA President, Hu Mun Cheong. The conflict had started months back, and it has clearly affected the environment surrounding the athletes. Ho Mun Cheong and Balasekaran does not really see eye-to-eye, and this has sparked a hostile reaction from other SA members led by Balasekaran.
West Ham vs Southampton to be played after the completion of World Athletics Championship
The Hammers will play their first home match of 2017/18 Premier League season in September after the game against Southampton was stalled and will be played on a reverse fixture date. The match was said to be played on 19th August, but the World Athletics Championship will end on 13th August, and it will take some time for the stadium to be decked up for professional football. The World Athletics Championship will commence from 4th August, and the 9-day tournament will bring in few of the best athletes from all over the World.
Bolt bids adieu to a packed Jamaican crowd
The 30-year old sprinter, and perhaps the greatest of all time, Usain Bolt will hang up his boots after the World Championships in London this August. In ‘Salute a Legend’ race, Bolt in his typical ruthless fashion emerged victorious. Bolt later admitted that there were few nerves he had to settle down before running for the one last time in Kingston. The crowd was sent into delirium when their talismanic sprinter went on for a lap of honor around the pitch while many wishing for another 40 years of Bolt running.
Briton Jake Wightman betters his own record
The young Scot had a memorable time at the Oslo Diamond League meeting after bettering his personal record. Elated to win the diamond league, Jake had revealed his plans for the meet a long time ago, and it seemed to have worked wonders for him. His previous best saw him finish the race in 3:35:49, and this time he bettered it by quite a margin. With 3:34:17 on the clock, Jake registered his first diamond league win. Whiteman was up against Elijah Manangoi and Marcin Lewandowski, two of the revered sprinters from Kenya and Poland respectively. Filip Ingebristan, could not quite replicate his European form and finished second much to the dismay of the home fans. Briton Charlie Grice, who had reached the finals in Rio 2016, came sixth.