Pole vaulter Yang baffled by Asian Games exclusion

According to the SNOC, Rachel Yang's result last June is said to be outside of the 13-month period before the 2018 Asiad.
According to the SNOC, Rachel Yang's result last June is said to be outside of the 13-month period before the 2018 Asiad.

National pole vaulter Rachel Yang is shocked and seeking answers after finding out she was not on the list of athletes who made the first cut to compete at the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Yang, 36, had been nominated by Singapore Athletics (SA) and had expected to be selected because she met the Singapore National Olympic Council's (SNOC) criteria of a sixth-placed finish at the Asiad.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2018, with the headline 'Pole vaulter Yang baffled by Asian Games exclusion'. Print Edition | Subscribe