03 Aug '11, 12am

Weightlifting: Absent coach leaves Wong 'directionless'

Weightlifting: Absent coach leaves Wong 'directionless'

SINGAPORE: Weightlifter Helena Wong's bid for a medal at the November 11-22 SEA Games in Indonesia has hit a snag: The woman lifter has been without a coach for the past month. Singapore Weightlifting Federation (SWF) head coach Wu Chuanfu is back in China attending to personal matters, leaving Wong and fellow SEA Games aspirant Lewis Chua to train on their own. Wong, 23, returned to Singapore early last month to start work with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), which had given her a scholarship to study Sports and Exercise Science at England's Loughborough University. Currently a lecturer at ITE College East in Simei, Wong, who will compete in the under-53kg class, is juggling full-time work from 7.30am to 5pm, with training at the SWF headquarters at Jalan Benaan Kapal in the evenings. Speaking to TODAY, Wong, who has hoisted a combined total of 148kg, said Wu'...

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