Woman drowns in S'pore River

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3Gen Family Fun Run is back

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Tough draw for shuttlers

Locals face seeded opponents in early rounds, All-England champion Marin withdraws

TOUGH: Local mixed doubles pair Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (left) and Vanessa Neo will open their campaign with a first-round match against Thai pair Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam.
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Family bonding, boot-camp style

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Comeback queen Sng sets new national mark in high jump

"I have always done better in competitions than in training. I want to improve on my national record and do Singapore proud at the SEA Games in June." - High jumper Michelle Sng (above), after setting a new national record of 1.84m at the Philippines Open yesterday

It is almost nine years since the women’s high jump national record was last set.

The previous mark of 1.80 metres was established by Michelle Sng, then 19, in 2006.

She suffered a stress fracture in her shin in 2007 and subsequently quit the sport in 2010 when she felt she could not reach the high level that was expected of her.

But, with Singapore hosting the 28th South-east (SEA) Games from June 5-16, Sng decided to give it one more shot and returned to the sport in 2013.

She took another big step towards her comeback on Thursday when she cleared 1.84m at the Philippines Open at the San Luis Sports Complex in Laguna to rewrite her own national record.

The 27-year-old cleared 1.81m on her first attempt, which was 0.01m higher than her previous national record set in July 2006.

Read the full report in our print edition on March 20.

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Sharma stars

Unbeaten India cruise into semi-finals

"I’m glad we eventually posted a good total. It was important for me to stay as long as I could as we lost a couple of wickets in the middle. " - Rohit Sharma (above)
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Aussies wary of underdogs Pakistan

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Alonso back, preparing for M'sia

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Quek ahead, thanks to two eagles

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Bellwether ready to recoup losses

BEST BET: Bellwether just missed as the odds-on elect last start and looks hard to beat, says Larry Foley. Trained by Michael Freedman, Bellwether is also Tan Thean Loon’s and Brian Miller’s best bet.
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