Keeping title the hard way

The Singapore Paddle Club boat coming in at 2:38.645 for a massive gap of over six seconds to retain their Premier Women title on the first day of the DBS Marina Regatta.
The Singapore Paddle Club boat coming in at 2:38.645 for a massive gap of over six seconds to retain their Premier Women title on the first day of the DBS Marina Regatta. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
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The dragon boaters from the Singapore Paddle Club (SPC) literally had to work twice as hard to retain their Premier Women title at the DBS Marina Regatta yesterday.

After a collision when their competitors from the German Dragons Singapore entered their lane, SPC finished third and were given the option of a time trial or re-doing the race with the other teams.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline Keeping title the hard way. Subscribe