Sunday’s Singapore Stipes’ Report Highlights

WINNING DEBUT: Alexandra Palace (N Juglall) was restless in the barrier and dipped on jumping but still managed to win on his debut in Race 8 at Kranji on Sunday.
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Australia plunder in the pool

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New Sevens masters

Springboks stun Kiwis and end their dominance in the Commonwealth Games

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Kwagga Smith (above, far right) of South Africa being challenged by New Zealand players during the rugby sevens final.
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Tao Li and Schooling shaping up well for Asiad

Tao Li shows form in 50m fly, Schooling 
sets new national mark 
to book spot 
in 100m fly final

GOOD RESPONSE: Tao Li (above) at the start of the women's 50m butterfly final, where she came in fifth.

Singapore’s top swimmers Tao Li and Joseph Schooling came up with a good response after suffering disappointment at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and it should hold them in good stead, especially with the Asian Games looming.

After failing to qualify for the women’s 100m butterfly final, Tao Li finished fifth in the women’s 50m fly final yesterday morning (Singapore time) at the Tollcross Swimming Centre.

The 24-year-old’s time of 26.26 seconds was just 0.35 seconds off bronze medallist Brittany Elmslie of Australia, who clocked 25.91.

England’s Francesca Halsall won the event in a Games record of 25.20, while Arianna Vanderpool Wallace from the Bahamas took silver (25.53).

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Kenya's golden double

Ndiku wins 5,000m gold and Daniel claims women's marathon

DOUBLE THE JOY: Kenya's Caleb Ndiku (above) and Flomena Daniel celebrating after winning the men's 5000m final and women's marathon event respectively.
DOUBLE THE JOY: Kenya's Caleb Ndiku and Flomena Daniel (above) celebrating after winning the men's 5000m final and women's marathon event respectively.
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Shuttlers celebrate bronze medal in mixed team event

Singapore badminton strikes mixed teams bronze, only the second medal in the event at the Commonwealth Games

"We lost to them (Gutta and Ponnappa) in the women’s doubles final at the last Commonwealth Games, so beating the champions here was some form of revenge, and it will do us good in terms of confidence and morale." - Singapore badminton player Yao Lei (right), who teamed up with Shinta Mulia Sari (left), on beating Indian pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the women’s doubles match.

This time there was to be no last-minute capitulation, only late celebrations as Singapore’s shuttlers beat India 3-2 to win a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in the mixed teams event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland last night.

Never mind that Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei required seven match-points in their deciding women’s doubles match against Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to win 21-17, 29-27 and seal the deal, the fact is the team won just the second medal for the Republic in the event - after the silver in 2002 - since badminton was introduced at the Games in 1966.

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Malaysian David retains squash title

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Zhan Jian stars in men's team gold victory

Paddler makes up for semi-final horror show as Singapore men win team gold

HERO: Zhan Jian (above) celebrating the winning point before joining his Singapore teammates on the top of the podium for the gold medal.
HERO: Zhan Jian celebrating the winning point before joining his Singapore teammates (above) on the top of the podium for the gold medal.

He pranced excitedly in front of the TV cameras, brandishing the Commonwealth Games gold medal around his neck and flashing two thumbs up.

And Singapore paddler Zhan Jian had every reason to celebrate, after he contributed two points in the Republic’s 3-1 win over England in the men’s table tennis team final yesterday at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

The gold was the third for Singapore at the Games and the second in table tennis, after the women’s team achievement on Sunday.

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A touch of the orient

Modelling agency's calendar shoot inspired by Chinoiserie

POSE: Republic Polytechnic student and Miss Singapore International 2014 finalist Tharani Karthikesu, 20, poses for the camera.
POSE: Miss Candy Tan, 26, a beauty blogger and freelance makeup artiste, being styled for the shoot.
STRIKING A POSE: (Clockwise from left, behind) Miss Anupriya Panneerselvan, Mr Jeffrey Chung, Miss Tharani Karthikesu, Miss Candy Tan and Miss Jaslyn Wong. They are some of the models who will be featured in next year's calendar.

Wearing nothing but a bright red lingerie and having just a robe over her body, she stretched out her long slender legs and smiled alluringly at the camera.

Ms Anupriya Panneerselvan, 27, was one of the 12 models to pose for the lingerie photoshoot, as Jeffrey Chung Models Pte Ltd (JCM) prepares for their company's 2015 Calendar.

But who would have thought that the lady who flaunts her assets so confidently in front of the camera is actually a senior enrolled nurse in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH)?

This is the 23rd time that JCM is producing a calendar for its clients and the media, and the theme has been different every year.

Having "One Nite In Beijing" as next year's calendar theme, Director of JCM Mr Jeffrey Chung wants to harness on the concept of orientalism.

The New Paper talked to Ms Anupriya and another model about their decision to take up the lingerie shoot.

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