Ice-skating: Singapore's Lucas Ng wins three bronze medals at Asian Open

Lucas Ng taking part in the Asian Open Short Track Speed Skating Trophy, where he won three bronze medals.
Lucas Ng taking part in the Asian Open Short Track Speed Skating Trophy, where he won three bronze medals.PHOTO: VIC SENT POK

SINGAPORE - Ice-skater Lucas Ng has won three bronze medals at the Asian Open Short Track Speed Skating Trophy held in Manila on Dec 16 and 17.

In the senior men's 500m final, the 27-year-old Singaporean clocked 46.81sec to finish behind South Koreans Lee Mun Hyun (45.68) and Park In Wook (46.12).

In the 1,000m race, he finished in 1min 38.78sec, behind South Koreans Kim Yun Jae (1:37.66) and Lee (1:37.84) and 1,500m finals.

Both the 500m and 1,000m races have a field of four competitors.

And in the six-man 1,500m final, Ng clocked a time of 2:29.09, behind Park (2:23.34) and Kim(2:27.84).

Ng improved on his previous showing at the event's first edition last year, when he won a bronze medal in the 500m.

He said: "The result proved to me that I've become stronger over the year. It's an improvement and I'm hoping to work towards making it to the 2017 SEA Games (where ice-skating could be featured)."

The Singaporean had also set new personal best timings at the recent World Cup legs in Shanghai and Nagoya in December, where he has also qualified for the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships held next March in Seoul.