Water skiing: Mark Leong sets new national record in slalom at Asian C'ships

Singapore's Mark Leong set a new national record and bagged the slalom bronze at the Asian Waterski Championships.
Singapore's Mark Leong set a new national record and bagged the slalom bronze at the Asian Waterski Championships. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Mark Leong set a new national record en route to clinching a slalom bronze at the Asian Waterski and Wakeboarding Championships on Sunday.

The 17-year-old, who is the reigning SEA Games champion in the event, rounded 1.5 buoys on the 11.25m rope line at the Rabbit Lake in Bangkok, breaking the previous national record of four buoys on the 12m line.

He scored 1,144.74 points, finishing behind Lebanon duo Salvador Chiha (1210.53) and Tarek Bou Maachar (1157.89).

Team-mate Sasha Christian also enjoyed a good outing in Thailand. The 22-year-old finished with a silver in the wakeboard final and a bronze in the women's slalom.