Story by Erwin Wong/Red Sports. Photos by Vanessa Lim/Red Sports
The White flag signals that athletes are ready to begin. (Photo 1 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Marina Reservoir, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 — Singapore’s Brandon Ooi has qualified for Round 4 of the men’s K1 Canoe Slalom in the Youth Olympic Games canoe-kayaking competition.
He defeated Iran’s Ali Aghamirzaeijenaghrad in a Round 3 race, clocking 1 minute 35.80 seconds to his opponent’s 1:43.21. That was the sixth quickest time of the round.
Earlier in the day, Brandon had clocked 1:33.49 in the time trial, and 1:35.24 in a Round 1 victory against Bulgaria’s Boris Nedyalkov, which gave him the bye into the third round.
Round 4 of this competition is essentially the quarter-final stage. Brandon will be part of four pairs of canoeists, which will be whittled down to two in Round 5. The winning pairs in this latter round will face off for the gold medal, while the remaining two pairs will contest the bronze.
Brandon’s compatriot Wang Nan Feng failed to make it past Round 3 in the women’s K1 Canoe Slalom, clocking a 1:51.87 to a 1:46.85 by Belgium’s Hermien Peters.
Nan Feng won her Round 1 race against Belarussian Aliaksandra Hryshyna, finishing in 1:47.23 to her opponent’s 1:58.30. Nan Feng’s time trial result was a 1:45.09, the eighth fastest.
Brandon’s Round 4 race will take place tomorrow, August 25th, at 3.30pm.
Brandon entering the water. (Photo 2 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Brandon paddles hard to the finish line. He qualifies for the 3rd round after his win against Bulgaria’s Boris Nedyalkov in a time of 1 minute 35.24 seconds. (Photo 3 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Wang Nan Feng’s win in round 1 against Aliaksandra Nryshyna qualifies her straight to round 3. (Photo 4 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Wang Nan Feng doing two 360 turns in the second last buoy. (Photo 5 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Wang Nan Feng’s win in round 1 against Aliaksandra Nryshyna qualifies her straight to round 3. but fails to qualify to the quarter finals as she lost to Belgium’s Hermien Peters. Nan Feng’s time of 1 minute 51.87 seconds puts her 5 seconds behind Peters, who finished the course in 1:46.85. (Photo 6 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
For Singapore fixtures and results, go to our 2010 YOG fixtures page