National short-track speed skater Lucas Ng records five personal bests in four World Cup legs

National short-track speed skater Lucas Ng (extreme left) in action in the men's 500m yesterday at the International Skating Union World Cup in Gangneung, South Korea.
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National short-track speed skater Lucas Ng (extreme left) in action in the men's 500m yesterday at the International Skating Union World Cup in Gangneung, South Korea. The 28-year-old, who is set to participate at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo in February, has competed in four World Cup legs this season, clocking five personal bests. He credited his progress to national coach Chun Lee Kyung, a four-time Olympic champion. Said Ng: "I clocked new personal bests for every distance - 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m. Being able to train daily and consistently alongside professional skaters has been very rewarding. Since the start of my World Cup campaign, I have been feeling very comfortable about my technique. There is still a lot of work to do and I will need to review everything, including my equipment, to ensure continued progress." As the test event ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the Gangneung World Cup leg drew participation from the world's best.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2016, with the headline 'Ng records five personal bests in four World Cup legs'. Print Edition | Subscribe