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Singapore loses star ice skating coach.

Jan 2, 2019

Singapore’s four-gold Olympic champion Chun Lee-kyung has parted ways with the Singapore Ice Skating Association (SISA) as its national short-track speed skating coach, reported the Straits Times.

Chun joined SISA in November 2015 and she told the Straits Times that she didn’t renew her contract as both parties “could not come to an agreement on the priority and focus of the skaters, given the limited available ice time and different priorities”.

SISA president Sonja Chong said there was an impasse and SISA and Chun were “unable to come to mutually agreeable terms and conditions, including remuneration, job scope and key performance indicators”.

Chun’s stint as national coach saw Singapore make its Winter Olympics debut in South Korea.

19-year-old Canada-based Cheyenne Goh qualified for the 2018 edition and Chun told Straits Times that, “I was lucky enough to be there and that (this) goal was achieved.”

Singapore’s national team is currently being led by interim coach Ann Zhang, who coached Steven Bradbury to Australia’s maiden Winter Olympics gold medal at Salt Lake City in 2002, said the report in Straits Times.

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