08 Jun '11, 4pm

James Wong joins SAA as chief of sports performance

SINGAPORE - Barely two months after he quit as honorary secretary of the Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) to focus on qualifying for November's SEA Games, national discuss and hammer champion James Wong (picture) is set to rejoin the association as their chief of sports performance. The winner of nine SEA Games gold medals will start work next month - a decision that could put his quest for a 10th Games gold on the backburner. The 42-year-old kinesiology (science of human movement) graduate from the United States was chosen from a shortlist of three candidates and his appointment has been endorsed by the Singapore Sports Council. Wong replaces former high performance chief David Yeo, who left the association in March. Confirming the appointment last night, SAA president Tang Weng Fei told MediaCorp he is confident Wong is the right man for the job. "We are in the midst...

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