Ice skating: Double joy for Singapore short-track duo Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh after PBs

Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh.
Lucas Ng.
Cheyenne Goh.
Cheyenne Goh.PHOTO: BILL CHRIST

Singapore short-track skaters Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh both achieved personal bests over the weekend as they completed the North American legs of the ISU World Cup Short Track 2016-2017.

Ng, 28, clocked best times of 43.745sec and 1min 29.052sec respectively in the 500m and 1,000m races in Salt Lake City. Cheyenne, 17, earned her fastest time of 47.198 in the shorter distance.

Ng will also compete in Shanghai and Gangneung, the Asian legs of the World Cup, next month.

The latest competition in the United States was the first time since 2013 that Singapore had fielded skaters in both the men's and women's categories of the World Cup.

Cheyenne was thrilled to be racing alongside top skaters Fan Kexin, China's silver medallist in the 1,000m at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and Elise Christie, twice a silver medallist at the World Championships in the event.

"This was my first World Cup competition and it was a fantastic experience racing with top skaters. The race strategies, techniques, energy and adrenalin were amazing. I have learnt a lot from this outing and will apply it for my World Championships," said Cheyenne, who is set to be the first Singapore female skater to compete at the ISU World Short Track Championships in Rotterdam in March.

Correction Note: An earlier version of this story used the wrong photo for Cheyenne Goh. It has been corrected.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 13, 2016, with the headline 'Double joy for Singapore short-track duo after PBs'. Print Edition | Subscribe