San San in cruise control

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 March, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 March, 1999, 12:00am

Olympic champion Lee Lai-shan yesterday took an expected lead in the women's event on the opening day of the Asian Championships, which was almost delayed by protesting fishermen in Okinawa.

Fishermen were angry that the event interfered with their work.

But the opening races got under way on time, with San San winning the the first two races and finishing second in race three.

She is three points clear of Japanese Masako Imai.