Sport Digest, November 10, 2012

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 3:09am

Brothers to battle at canoe championships

The top two ranked paddlers in the world, South African brothers Dawid and Jasper Mocke, will both have a chance to be crowned world champion at the sixth annual Dragon Run Surfski and Outrigger Canoe Championships starting in Clearwater Bay tomorrow. The Steelcase Dragon Run is the penultimate event in the Oceanpaddler World Series, which comprises 18 surfski races around the globe. "I love paddling in Hong Kong," said Dawid Mocke. "I've won the race three times [2007, 2008 and 2010] and it would be great to add a fourth title." Staff Reporter


Gi aims to break recordin Gold Coast 15km race

Hong Kong 15-kilometre record holder Gi Ka-man is looking for his maiden win in the New Balance Gold Coast road race tomorrow morning. Yuen Long-based Gi, a convincing winner in Tin Shui Wai last week over 10 kilometres, has competed in the Gold Coast race on several occasions but come up short of an outright victory. He now plans to break the course record of 50 minutes and 17 seconds that was set by Stefano Passarello in 2008. Richard Castka


Thunderstorms stop play at Singapore Open

Tropical thunderstorms threw the US$6-million Barclays Singapore Open into chaos yesterday and threatened Rory McIlroy's attempt to seal the European money title this weekend. After a rain-hit first day, play was suspended twice before finally being abandoned for the day as forked lightning streaked the skies and heavy downpours hit the par-71 Sentosa Golf Club. Thailand's Chapchai Nirat and Britain's Simon Dyson held the joint lead midway through their second rounds, with half the field yet to take the course and more rain forecast. Organisers said further delays could force them to slash the event from 72 to 54 holes or to complete the fourth round on Monday. AFP