Record deal for sailing duo: Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen get six-figure sponsorship boost from DBS

Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen began sailing together in November 2016. Khng said their DBS sponsorship will cover "coaching fees, transport, accommodation... basically almost everything".
Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen began sailing together in November 2016. Khng said their DBS sponsorship will cover "coaching fees, transport, accommodation... basically almost everything".PHOTO: GRISELDA KHNG AND OLIVIA CHEN

Six-figure cash sponsorship from DBS will boost their Olympic dream for Tokyo 2020

To save money during the 12-hour drive from their training base in Italy to Kiel in Germany, where last year's European Championships were held, sailors Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen spent the night in their car at a petrol station, instead of paying for a hotel or motel room.

The duo may not need to resort to such cost-saving measures in the future after they received a six-figure cash sponsorship from DBS yesterday to fund their training needs towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Record deal for sailing duo'. Print Edition | Subscribe