Ice skating: Singapore's top skaters to seek glory on the world stage

Speed skater Lucas Ng (foreground) will compete in the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea on March 11-13.
Speed skater Lucas Ng (foreground) will compete in the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea on March 11-13. PHOTO: PHILIP AU

Two of Singapore's top ice-skaters will be participating in the world championships this weekend.

Lucas Ng, 27, will be taking part in the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships from March 11-13 in Seoul, South Korea. The top national short-track speed skater will be looking to follow up with his impressive three-gold haul at the Tri-Series SEA Cup with a strong showing in Seoul.

Ng has been training under four-time Olympic gold medallist Chun Lee Kyung since November 2015. This is the fifth time he has qualified for the world championships.

Fellow ice-skater Yu Shuran is looking to make her mark at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, from March 14-20. The 16-year-old, who is currently based in Beijing, juggles both training and school. This is the second time she has qualified for the championships. In last year's event, she attained a 24th-place finish.

Both athletes are hoping to do well at this year's championships leading up to the 2017 SEA Games, where ice-skating and ice-hockey will be included for the first time.