Sailing: Wind in Daniel Hung's sails ahead of Asiad

Despite his relative inexperience in the boat class, Singapore's Daniel Hung won the boys' division of the Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships in Poland on Tuesday. Team-mate Simone Chen was second in the girls' category.
Despite his relative inexperience in the boat class, Singapore's Daniel Hung won the boys' division of the Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships in Poland on Tuesday. Team-mate Simone Chen was second in the girls' category.PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT HAJDUK

Daniel Hung estimates that most of his competitors at the Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships had been sailing the boat class for three years while he had spent just six months in the category. Still, his inexperience at the July 9-17 competition in Gdynia, Poland, did not prevent him from scoring 83 points to win the boys' division title.

The 17-year-old told The Straits Times yesterday: "The wind conditions were pretty tricky, veering between light and sometimes medium and sometimes strong - it was a bit different from Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Wind in Daniel's sails ahead of Asiad'. Print Edition | Subscribe