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Swimming: Lee Kok Choy beats Jessie Phua by just one vote to win SSA election

Published on Jun 13, 2014 10:08 PM
 
Lee Kok Choy (right), with Oon Jin Teik former Sport Singapore chief executive officer on June 6, 2014. The most fiercely contested Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) elections in years ended on Friday, June 13, 2014 in favour of Lee Kok Choy, who was elected president by the slimmest of margins. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

The most fiercely contested Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) elections in years ended on Friday evening in favour of Lee Kok Choy, who was elected president by the slimmest of margins.

The 62-year-old, who was serving as secretary-general before making a run for presidency, won support from 17 affiliates, edging out Singapore Bowling Federation chief Jessie Phua by just one vote.

Lee is country manager and managing director of Micron Semiconductor, and a previous national breaststroke champion.

His win paved the way for a one-sided victory for his team, with all nine candidates on his team elected successfully. The post of vice-president (diving), which went to William Lee, was not contested.

 
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