SEA Games boost for Singapore wrestlers

Garie Tang well in control on his way to a gold medal in the no-gi grappling 58kg class at the South-east Asian Wrestling and Grappling Championship in the Philippines.
Garie Tang well in control on his way to a gold medal in the no-gi grappling 58kg class at the South-east Asian Wrestling and Grappling Championship in the Philippines.PHOTO: WRESTLING FEDERATION OF SINGAPORE

Five golds in non-traditional classes at Asean championship following overseas training stints

Until this year, Lou Hong Yeow had gone overseas for training camps and wrestling competitions only four times since joining the national team in 2013. This year alone, the Singapore captain has already been to six countries.

The Wrestling Federation of Singapore (WFS), the national governing body, has upped its efforts in a bid to ensure its athletes meet the qualifying criteria for next year's SEA Games in the Philippines, where the target is three medals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2018, with the headline 'SEA Games boost for Singapore wrestlers'. Print Edition | Subscribe