Game on for pole vaulter Rachel Yang's coach

Rachel Yang clearing 3.90m to win the pole vault silver at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. She holds the national record of 3.91m and also won a bronze at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. ST FILE PHOTO
Rachel Yang clearing 3.90m to win the pole vault silver at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. She holds the national record of 3.91m and also won a bronze at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. ST FILE PHOTO

Yeo accepts SEA Games accreditation offer, decides to fund own trip to back pole vaulter

SEA Games-bound pole vaulter Rachel Yang will be travelling to the Philippines with her coach David Yeo after all, with the latter deciding to make the trip to Clark despite turning down the Singapore National Olympic Council's (SNOC) offer to pay for his flights and accommodation.

Instead, he has accepted only SNOC's offer of accreditation and will pay his own way to be in Yang's corner.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Game on for Yang's coach'. Print Edition | Subscribe