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Sailing: Rookie pairing aims for Tokyo - The Straits Times

Getting to the Olympics is a tough enough endeavour for most athletes. Two local sailors will now attempt to reach sport's pinnacle by taking a course that few - if any - have successfully traversed before. Griselda Khng, who represented Singapore at the Rio Olympics this year in the two-handed 49erFX, will now team up with Olivia Chen in a push for the 2020 Games. While helmsman Khng is a former world Optimist champion and a 2012 bronze medallist at the 420 World Championships, her new partner is a complete rookie when it comes to sailing. Chen, 21, a former goal shooter and goal attack in the national 21-and-under netball team, is more accustomed to sending balls through the hoop than in manoeuvring a high-speed skiff through open waters. Speaking to The Straits Times from Perth, where the new friends have been training for the past week, Khng said she was forced to thin...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/rookie-pairing-aims-for...

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