Singapore sailors were crowned world champions

Published on Jul 19, 2014, The Straits Times, By May Chen
Link -> Sailing: Singapore’s Loh Jia Yi, Jonathan Yeo world champions at Isaf Youth Worlds

Singapore sailors Loh Jia Yi (left) and Jonathan Yeo were crowned world champions after winning the boys’ 420 event at the Isaf Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal. — PHOTO: NEUZA AIRES PEREIRA/ISAF YOUTH WORLDS

Singapore sailors Loh Jia Yi and Jonathan Yeo were crowned world champions late Friday night in the boys’ 420 class at the International Sailing Federation Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal.

The duo edged out 31 other teams from as many countries in the regatta to finish first, ahead of Malaysia’s Mohammad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz, and Japan’s Ibuki Koizumi and Kotaro Matsuo.

Said Jonathan, 18, shortly after the win: “I am the happiest person in the world right now. We had tears of joy and I am just speechless. I am just really grateful for everyone who has helped me and my partner.”

Team-mate Ryan Lo also won a bronze in the boys’ Laser Radial event, behind Spain’s Joel Rodriguez Perez and Ireland’s Seafra Guilfoyle in the 57-strong fleet.

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Comments :

  • Congratulations to Loh Jia Yi and Jonathan Yeo! You did Singapore proud. Good job, well done boys!!!
  • another feather in the cap for spore sailors at international competitions
  • Way to go Singapore born home boys ,i am proud of the boys achievement .salute you guys
  • Wow !  World Champs le   Congrats !Thank you for bringing this honor home !
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