Asean Para Games: Second silver for Emily Lee as Singapore bag another two para-cycling medals

Para-cyclist Emily Lee took silver in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit final in the Asean Para Games. The 47-year-old paired up with sighted pilot Sarah Tan and clocked 4min 25.184sec.
Para-cyclist Emily Lee took silver in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit final in the Asean Para Games. The 47-year-old paired up with sighted pilot Sarah Tan and clocked 4min 25.184sec.PHOTO: DONOVAN HO/SPORTSG
Jessen Ng, Emily Lee's husband, and pilot Calvin Sim in action in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit (B) final at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.
Jessen Ng, Emily Lee's husband, and pilot Calvin Sim in action in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit (B) final at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.PHOTO: DONOVAN HO/SPORTSG

SINGAPORE - Para-cyclist Emily Lee clinched a silver medal in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit final of the Asean Para Games (APG) on Monday (Sept 18).

The 47-year-old paired up with sighted pilot Sarah Tan and clocked 4min 25.184sec at the Nilai Velodrome in Negeri Sembilan.

She was competing in the B class, a category for visually impaired athletes.

Malaysia's Nur Azlia Syafinaz (4:04.633) and Nur Syahida Tajudin (4:22.345) won gold and bronze respectively.

This is Lee's third medal at the Games, having won a silver (women's sprint) and a bronze (women's kilometre) on Sunday (Sept 17).

In the men's 4,000m individual pursuit (B) final, Jessen Ng - who is Lee's husband - teamed up with SEA Games champion (men's omnium) Calvin Sim and took home the bronze medal with a 5:03.425 effort.

 

Hosts Malaysia posted a 1-2 finish through Muhammad Amin Najmi (4:55.501) and Afiq Afify (5:09.455). This result adds to Ng's two bronzes (sprint and kilometre) from the previous day.

Singapore heads into the final two days (Sept 20 and 21) of the cycling competition at Dataran Putrajaya with two silvers and five bronzes in the sport.

Cycling is making its debut at the APG, and it is one of a record 16 sports that will be contested at the Games.