Singapore Crowned New Optimist Asian Team Racing Champions
Optimist Asian Championship 2005
In a big upset after a tightly contested final, Singapore overcame Malaysia to take Optimist Asian Team Racing Championship in the Pattaya, Thailand. Malaysia won the silver medal at the Optimist Worlds in Austria back in August, an event which Singapore did not even qualify for.
In the petit finale home team Thailand A took the bronze medal to the delight of the large local crowd of spectators. All girl team Thailand B were fourth.
Sportsmen and women have their superstitions. From the absolute pinnacle of each sporting discipline to the weekend warriors, everyone has their own rituals which they believe, directly influences their performance.