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Sarah Lee Wai-sze

A hat-trick of gold medals for Hong Kong cycling ace Sarah Lee at the Asian Championships

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist gives herself a psychological boost ahead of the World Championships in the Netherlands by emulating her feat of 2017

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 8:15pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, 9:14pm

Sarah Lee Wai-sze gave herself a shot in the arm ahead of the Worlds as she wrapped up the Asian Championships with her third gold medal in Malaysia on Tuesday.

In a tough six-rider final, Lee narrowly edged out Lee Hye-jin, of South Korea, in the finish with Zhong Tianshi, of China, coming in third at the National Velodrome in Nilai.

Lee won all three events she entered, including the 500-metre time trial and sprint, in the regional championships, emulating her feat of 2017 at the same tourney.

The World Championships will kick off in the Netherlands next week with Lee set to rub shoulders with the world’s best riders again.

Hong Kong also captured another gold medal on the final day of the Malaysia event with Leung Chun-wing and Cheung King-lok’s victory in the men’s madison.

The pair also won gold of the same event in the World Cup series in Minsk last month.