Athletics: Singapore pole vault pair stranded in Hong Kong over checking in of 5-metre poles

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) – For over seven hours yesterday, pole vault coach David Yeo was making calls and going from counter to counter at the Hong Kong International Airport, trying to find a way home.

Yeo and his athlete Rachel Yang, who is also his wife, were supposed to board a Singapore Airlines flight at 12.30pm, after competing in the Hong Kong Inter-City Athletics Championships.

But they were told at the counter that they could not check in their five-metre long poles.

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