30 May '11, 9pm

Wong makes cut for SEA Games: "Helena's main competition will come from Thailand, Indonesia…

SINGAPORE - The Republic's top woman weightlifter, Helena Wong, is gunning for a medal at November's SEA Games in Indonesia after recovering from a back injury. An injury to her spine - a slipped disc and a degenerative disc - diagnosed last November forced the 23-year-old to ease off training, halting her progress after she picked up the sport two years ago. A month earlier, Wong had lifted a total of 146kg to finish eighth in the under 53kg weight class when she made her debut at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Fully recovered now and back training and competing, the Loughborough University Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate wants to become the first Singaporean woman to win a SEA Games medal. Speaking to MediaCorp in a telephone interview from the UK yesterday, Wong said: "I'm getting back to where I was before the injury, I can only get better from here if ...

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