Ice skating: Singapore's Ng pips Malaysia's Wong to men's 1,000m SEA Cup title

Lucas Ng (left) attempting to overtake Malaysia's Wong De-Vin in the men's 1000m finals on Feb 21, 2016.
Lucas Ng (left) attempting to overtake Malaysia's Wong De-Vin in the men's 1000m finals on Feb 21, 2016.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Singapore speed skater Lucas Ng claimed the men's 1,000m crown at the inaugural International Skating Union (ISU) South East Asia Cup on Sunday morning.

It was his third title of the competition at the Rink at JCube, which drew 65 skaters from six countries (Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore).

Ng clocked 1min 39.102sec to clinch the top spot, ahead of Malaysian Wong De-Vin (1:40.656) and countryman Miki Chong (1:48.767).

Ng, a part-time skating coach at the facility, had struck gold in the 1,500m and 500m events on Saturday.

In the women's category, Flilipino skater Kathryn Magno crossed the finish line first in the 1,000m race in 2:00.370, ahead of Singapore's Suvian Chua (2:01.390) and Danielle Han (2:10.537).

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu made a brief appearance, where she announced the start of two junior races and interacted with Singapore's skaters.