05 Feb '12, 11am

Paddlers Li Jiawei and Zhan Jian qualify for Olympics

Paddlers Li Jiawei and Zhan Jian qualify for Olympics

Singapore paddlers Li Jiawei (left) and Zhan Jian (right) have earned their tickets to the London Olympics after smashing their way to victory at the South-east Asian qualification tournament in Bangkok on Sunday. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG AND NURIA LING By Terrence Voon Singapore paddlers Li Jiawei and Zhan Jian have earned their tickets to the London Olympics after smashing their way to victory at the South-east Asian qualification tournament in Bangkok on Sunday. Li, 30, defeated home favourite Nanthana Komwong 4-1 in the women's final to join compatriots Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu in London, where they will attempt to retain the team silver medal they won in Beijing four years ago. In the men's final, Zhan cruised to a 4-0 win over Indonesia's Ficky Supit Santoso to earn his first trip to the Olympics. Fellow male paddlers Gao Ning and Yang Zi have already qualified...

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