Ice skating: Warm ties for winter sport

A three-year partnership between Sisa and CSA was signed in Beijing on Monday. Sisa honorary secretary Alicia Tan (second from right) with (from left) CSA vice-secretary-general Li Yanfeng, president Li Yan, Chinese Olympic Committee vice-president N
A three-year partnership between Sisa and CSA was signed in Beijing on Monday. Sisa honorary secretary Alicia Tan (second from right) with (from left) CSA vice-secretary-general Li Yanfeng, president Li Yan, Chinese Olympic Committee vice-president Ni Huizhong and China Winter Sports Centre vice-director Ding Dong.PHOTO COURTESY OF CHINESE SKATING ASSOCIATION

Skating bodies of S'pore and China ink deal to exchange coaching, officiating expertise

An interim national coach has been appointed to lead Singapore's short track speed skaters, with China's Ma Qiang currently on loan for two months from the Chinese Skating Association (CSA).

The 28-year-old's appointment is part of a three-year partnership between the CSA and the Singapore Ice Skating Association (Sisa) aimed at jointly growing short track speed skating ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2019, with the headline 'Warm ties for winter sport'. Print Edition | Subscribe