14 Aug '11, 10pm

Weightlifting: Singapore's Helena Wong off to China for three months

Weightlifting: Singapore's Helena Wong off to China for three months

SINGAPORE: It has been only 26 months since she started her journey in weightlifting but on Sunday, Helena Wong began another chapter which is hoped will help her to the top of the victory dais at the November 11-22 SEA Games in Indonesia. The 23-year-old lecturer has been granted no-pay leave by her employer, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), and flew out to Zhuhai, China, on Sunday morning, together with national head coach Wu Chuanfu, to begin a three-month stint. It is hoped the training camp will add another 20kg to her personal best and put her firmly in medal contention in the 53kg class, which boasts several world-class lifters from the region. Wong's current best tally is a combined 155kg (70kg for snatch, 85kg for clean and jerk) and the target is to reach a total in excess of 170kg prior to her next competition - the 2011 World Weightlifting Championsh...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

Tweets

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

Weightlifting: Leg-up for Singapore weightlifte...

channelnewsasia.com 09 Aug '11, 10pm

SINGAPORE: It has been 18 years since he won the last of his 10 SEA Games medals and former weightlifting champion Sarvind...

Singapore Dissident: Singapore. It appears, the...

Determined to find the Truth. Born Singapore, educated Winstedt School 2 (next to Monks Hill in Newton, Singapore) Raffles...

Weightlifting: Absent coach leaves Wong 'directionless'

Weightlifting: Absent coach leaves Wong 'direct...

channelnewsasia.com 03 Aug '11, 12am

SINGAPORE: Weightlifter Helena Wong's bid for a medal at the November 11-22 SEA Games in Indonesia has hit a snag: The wom...

Man jailed 3 months for theft of stingrays wort...

straitstimes.com 15 Aug '11, 6am

A man was jailed for three months on Monday for stealing 12 stingrays worth $40,000 with an accomplice. -- PHOTO: SINGAPOR...

Singapore has received an award for having the ...

todayonline.com 18 Aug '11, 7am

SINGAPORE - The Republic's road network has been rated the best in the world, in both design and safety. It received the r...

SINGAPORE - This year, sport climbing will feat...

todayonline.com 13 Aug '11, 10am

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

Archaic find – Life with the Three Crazy Dogs

twocrazydogs.net 17 Aug '11, 1pm

DB and I were going through the boxes in the store room and garage last weekend. He was looking for a cable for the satell...

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong upsets former world champ [Straits Times]

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong upsets former wor...

straitstimes.com 11 Aug '11, 6am

Singapore shuttler Derek Wong created one of the biggest shocks at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday, when he...