Asean warms up to ice skating

Singapore's first Winter Olympian Cheyenne Goh (far left) leading the pack on the way to winning the women's 500m final at the SEA Open Short Track Trophy women's last Saturday. The Philippines' Kathryn Magno (No. 47) was second and compatriot Anna L
Singapore's first Winter Olympian Cheyenne Goh (far left) leading the pack on the way to winning the women's 500m final at the SEA Open Short Track Trophy women's last Saturday. The Philippines' Kathryn Magno (No. 47) was second and compatriot Anna Lourdes Rigos Cruz (No. 46) was third. Last weekend's competition at The Rink@JCube attracted 101 competitors, the highest number in four editions.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

World skating body says Singapore has key role to play in sport's regional development

Singapore may not have winter or snow but still produced its first Winter Olympian, Cheyenne Goh, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last year.

The International Skating Union (ISU) is now looking to the Republic to help break new ground in the development of ice skating for Southeast Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2019, with the headline 'Asean warms up to ice skating'. Print Edition | Subscribe