29 Nov '16, 8pm

Sailing duo turn to crowdfunding to finance Olympic qualifying campaign - TODAYonline

She may have found a new partner, but Griselda Khng’s quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics faces another obstacle — funding. The sailor, who made her Olympics debut in Rio this year in the 49erFX class, will link up with former netballer Olivia Chen, who has no sailing experience. Khng’s former partner, Sara Tan, quit to return to her studies. Related News Sports Netballer turns sailor in bid to realise Olympic dream November 30 But the new pairing will not be able to count on funding from the Sports Excellence Scholarship (spexScholarship), where candidates are assessed based on their potential to perform at major Games. Khng and Chen are ineligible as they do not have any previous results. To cope, they will be launching a crowd-funding effort in December. “The target is S$25,000 for now to start off with, so that we can afford the training camps in the first hal...

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