09 Aug '11, 10pm

Weightlifting: Leg-up for Singapore weightlifters: By Philip Goh Haw Hann, TODAY | Posted: 10 August 2011 0622 h...

Weightlifting: Leg-up for Singapore weightlifters: By Philip Goh Haw Hann, TODAY | Posted: 10 August 2011 0622 h...

SINGAPORE: It has been 18 years since he won the last of his 10 SEA Games medals and former weightlifting champion Sarvinder Singh Chopra still wants to give back to the sport. After reading TODAY's report last week that Singapore's weightlifters have been training for a month without a coach, the 59-year-old businessman offered his services to help guide Helena Wong and Lewis Chua for free. The 26th SEA Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang from Nov 11 to 22. While Wong has qualified for the Games, Chua is awaiting the outcome of an appeal to see if he will be on the plane. Said Sarvinder: "I'm pleased to see the sport's revival after so many years and I know the kind of training that is needed while preparing for competition. "The last three months before a Games is crucial because it's the time to step up the technical aspects of training and fine- tune your lifti...

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