13 Aug '11, 10am

SINGAPORE - This year, sport climbing will feature for the first time at the SEA Games, but two of Singapore's l...

SINGAPORE - This year, sport climbing will feature for the first time at the SEA Games, but two of Singapore's leading climbers won't be there. TODAY has learnt that Xu Liting and Beatrix Chong were not nominated by the Singapore Mountaineering Federation (SMF) to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) for this year's Nov 11-22 SEA Games in Indonesia as they did not fulfill selection requirements. Climbers must achieve top-three finishes in their respective events at the national trials in March, and the Putrajaya (May 28-29) and Singapore legs (July 22-23) of the 2011 ASEAN Sport Climbing circuit to be eligible. Xu finished fourth in the boulder climbing event at the national trials despite nursing a leg injury, whilst Chong was pregnant - she gave birth on March 27. But the pair claim there was a "mis-communication" that has led to this controversy. "The team mana...

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