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Hung wins Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship.

Winenrs at the IODA Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship 2015 at Katara on Friday. PICTURE: Jayaram

By Sports Reporter/Doha

Daniel Hung delivered a super consistent performance for a 1-2 finish for Singapore in the IODA Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship 2015 at Katara on Friday.

Showing excellent boat handling, clever tactical decision making, Singapore's Hung, who won the Sail he Gulf in Doha recently, finished six points adrift of his compatriot Muhamed Daniel Kel Bin M Yazdi to emerge winner. Thailand's Suthon Yampinid claimed the third sport.

Separated into gold and silver fleets for the final two races, the leaderboard was still open to challenge on the last day of the championship. In the final race 1, race was incredibly close with the lead changing hands throughout the race between the sailors of Hong Kong's - Duncan, Turkey's - Efe and Singapore's - Hung.

Hung, a member of the Singapore team which won the world title last September in Poland, capitalised on some critical errors in the first upwind by Mohamed Daniel and Jodie Lai to take the win.

Thailand won the team title defeating the powerhouse of Optimist racing Singapore I, while China finished third earlier in the week. The prizes were distributed by president of the Qatar Sailing and Water Sports Federation Khalifa M al-Sewaidi

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Oct 31, 2015
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