Athletics: Pole vaulter Rachel Yang seeks compensation from Singapore Athletics after botched Asian Games bid

National pole vaulter Rachel Yang is attempting to recover the costs she had incurred in training and preparing overseas for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Games, as well as for the loss of income as she had taken no-pay leave from her job to prepare for the competition. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - National pole vaulter Rachel Yang is seeking compensation from Singapore Athletics (SA) after she was not selected for the recent Asian Games in Indonesia.

A lawyer engaged by the 36-year-old athlete has sent a letter to the sport's local governing body, proposing a "without prejudice" meeting to try and find a resolution to her claim against the SA. The Straits Times understands that she is asking for a five-figure sum.

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