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Sports School At The Games

Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games

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Thank You Singapore

Posted: 19 June 2015

Team Spirit Carries Pins For Wins

Choy Xin Ying
Bowling Academy, Secondary 2

Posted: 14 June 2015

It is the “never-say-die” attitude and strong team spirit that both the Men's and Women's bowling teams possess that Singapore has won a total of 4 golds, 5 silvers and 1 bronze at Singapore 2015 Sea Games.
After every shot, a bowler would inform the next how the lane condition was changing and whether the oil was being pushed to the back and the ball would go longer before snapping back, so that he could anticipate what may happen and could change his ball to match. Everyone did everything they could to prevent their optimism from dipping. They cheered when a teammate made a strike or a spare, and if there were still pins standing after the second shot, they encouraged him to take down the next frame with just one shot. Their spirits were buoyed by Jazreel Tan Shi Hua’s father, Mr Allan Tan, and national women's team bowler Joey Yeo rallying the crowd in cheers of “Let’s go, Singapore!” and “Majulah Singapura!”

The Men's Team won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. All the medallists are Sports School alumni - Javier Tan Jun Juan (Singles bronze), Howard Saw Hui-Zhe and younger brother Keith Saw Hui-Xun (Doubles gold) and Howard, Javier and Keith (Trios silver).

In the Team of 5 event, the Men's Team posted a 5th position after the first block of three games. Each fought hard and Singapore finished the two-block competition in 4th place. Javier and Keith qualified for the Masters Finals. Unfortunately, both did not bowl as well as the other competitors and finished near the bottom of the pile. 

The Women's Team had won the Singles and Trios golds and silvers, and ceded the Singles bronze to Malaysia's Esther Cheah as no country is allowed to win all three medals in an event. Not winning a single medal in the Doubles event and losing the Team of 5 gold medal to Malaysia by a mere 55 pins made them all determined to do more than well in the Masters Final on 13 and 14 June 2015.

Indeed, they turned in excellent results with five girls hoarding the top 5 positions after two blocks of 16 games. Alumni Jazreel, Daphne Tan Shi Jing and New Hui Fen were in positions 1, 3 and 5; Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan took positions 2 and 4. Bernice Lim Hui Ying, with three unfortunate 170s among her 16 games, placed 12th. So even before the Stepladder Final was contested, it was already a sure thing that Singapore had won the gold and silver. Like the Singles, the bronze medal was ceded, this time to Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper, in sixth place.

In the Women's Stepladder Finals, Daphne Tan defeated Shayna Ng  223-162 to challenge top seed Jazreel. In the Stepladder Match 2, Jazreel kept up her red-hot form and bowled identical games of 258 for a 2-game total of 516 pins to take gold, as Daphne struggled to find her line and finished with a 2-game total of 353 pins. 

24 Golds And Counting

Posted: 12 June 2015

Singapore Sports School student-athletes and alumni have contributed to more than a third of the 66 gold medals won by Team Singapore at the Singapore 2015 Sea Games. As of 11 June 2015, Team Singapore’s count is 193 medals – 66 golds, 58 silvers and 69 bronzes – and Sports School athletes have collected 47 medals – 24 golds, 11 silvers and 12 bronzes – from 18 sports contested, nearly a quarter of Team Singapore’s total medal count.

The swimmers again showed their dominance in the pool, raking in half of the 24 gold medals won by the Sports School family. The biggest winner is Tao Li, winning all five events she competed in. Swimming events concluded on 11 June 2015.

Another surprise gold medal came from sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira in the Women’s 200m when she won the event, becoming Singapore’s first in 42 years since Glory Barnabas took gold at the Singapore 1973 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games.


GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Team SG 66 58 69 193
Team Sports School 24 11 1247%
Percentage (%) 36.4%  19.0% 17.4% 24.4%

Shanti Inks History Twice In 2 Days

Posted: 11 June 2015

Sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira inked her name in the history books when she won the Women’s 200m gold medal on 10 June 2015 – a first after Glory Barnabas did in the same event 42 years ago at the 1973 South East Asian-Peninsular Games; the 18-year-old also set a new National Record of 23.60s in her victory.

 
Shanti, a student-athlete in the Diploma is Sports and Leisure Management programme which Singapore delivers in collaboration with Republic Polytechnic, had clocked 23.82s in her Heat earlier in the day and comfortably bettered her run in the Final. Trained by Coach Margaret Oh since she was in Secondary 1, Shanti had also won the Women’s 100m bronze medal the day before. The last time a Singaporean stood on the podium for this event was Eng Chiew Guay, who won a gold medal, also at the 1973 Seap Games.

In the Women’s 200m Final, Shanti rounded the bend ahead of her competitors and powered down the straight leaving the rest of the field in her wake. Even as strongest rival and 100m champion Kayla Anise Richardson gave chase in the last 50m, Shanti’s determination was evident as she gave a final push to breast the tape.


Let The Games Begin

Posted: 5 June 2015

One day before the Opening Ceremony of the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games on 5 June 2015, Singapore Sports School’s present and past student-athletes had already won 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

The golds and silver came from Synchronised Swimming with representation by student-athletes Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui and Natalie Chen Mei Qing and alumni Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Lee Mei Shuang and Singapore Team Captain Stephanie Chen Mei Qi. The two bronzes were earned in Table Tennis by alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu.

Badminton Updates

RP-SSP DSLM Year 2 student-athlete Loh Kean Yew won his 2nd bronze medal of the Southeast Asian Games after losing to Malaysia's Mohamad Arif Ab Latif in the Men's Singles Semi-Finals on 15 June 2015. He beat Cambodia’s Tep Chanmara 2-0 in the Quarter-Finals on 14 June 2015 to advance in the competition. The debutant has already collected a bronze medal in the Men’s Team event on 11 June 2015. 

 
Women’s Singles player Liang Xiao Yu and Mixed Doubles pair Tan Wei Han and Terry Hee Yong Kai are out of the competition after losing to their opponents in the Quarter-Finals.


Posted: 14 June 2015

Singles players Liang Xiao Yu and Loh Kean Yew have progressed into the Quarter-Finals after defeating their opponents on 13 June 2015. Xiao Yu beat Yee Le Le from Myanmar in straight sets, while debutant Loh Kean Yew defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh 2-1. Alumnus Terry Hee Yong Kai and Hendry Wijaya lost 0-2 to Filipinos Philip Joper Escueta and Ronel Estanislao in the Men’s Doubles Round of 16.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Both Singapore’s Men’s and Women’s teams lost to Thailand in the Semi-Finals on 11 June 2015. Alumnus Liang Xiao Yu featured in the Women’s Team, falling 0-2 to Ratchanok Intanon, the 2013 World Champion. The Team Singapore lost 0-3 to Thailand and is joint-third with Indonesia.

In the Men’s Team event, alumnus Loh Kean Yew won 21-17 in the first set against Thai Olympian Boonsak Ponsana but lost the next two sets 18-21, 10-21. Terry Hee Yong Kai and partner Hendra Wijaya won their Doubles match in straight sets, to level the score at 2-2. Ryan Ng Zin Rei, playing in the rubber match, lost 0-2 to Suppanyu Avihingsanon. Singapore’s men’s team lost 2-3 to Thailand and also is joint-third with Malaysia.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Singapore’s beat Laos 3-0 in the opening game of the Men’s Team event. Alumni Loh Kean Yew and Sean Lee Kwan Ting defeated both opponents 2-0. The team advances to the semi-finals where they will meet Thailand.

Results
Men's Singles
Round of 16 Loh Kean Yew v Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE): Won 2-1 (21-16, 15-21, 21-17)
Quarter-Finals Loh Kean Yew v Tep Chanmara (CAM): Won 2-0 (21-7, 21-7)
Semi-Finals Loh Kean Yew v Mohamad Arif Ab Latif (MAS): Lost 0-2 (20-22, 15-21)

Women's Singles
Round of 16 Liang Xiao Yu v Yee Le Le (MYA): Won 2-0 (21-4, 21-5)
Quarter-Finals Liang Xiao Yu v Hanna Ramadini (INA): Lost 1-2 (15-21, 21-11, 14-21)

Men’s Doubles
Round of 16 Hendry Wijaya/Terry Hee Yong Kai v Philip Joper Escueta/Ronel Estanislao (PHI): Lost 0-2 (18-21, 15-21)

Women’s Doubles
Round of 16 Elaine Chua Yi Ling/Tan Wei Han v (MAS): Lost 0-2 (20-22, 14-21)

Mixed Doubles
Quarter-Finals Tan Wei Han/Terry Hee Yong Kai v Sapsiree Taerattanachai/Sudket Prapakamol (THA): Lost 1-2 (12-21, 22-20, 17-21)

Men’s Team
Quarter-Finals Singapore v Laos: Won 3-0
Semi-Finals Singapore v Thailand: Lost 2-3
BRONZE MEDAL: Singapore

Women’s Team
Quarter-Finals Bye
Semi-Finals Singapore v Thailand: Lost 0-3
BRONZE MEDAL: Singapore

Bowling Updates

Alumnus Jazreel Tan Shi Hua won her first gold medal at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games by storming to victory in the Women’s Masters Stepladder Finals on 14 June 2015. She led the Women’s Masters Finals from the start, taking a 156 pins lead after the firsst block of 8 games on 13 June. Jazreel consolidated her position as the top seed for the Masters Stepladder Finals after the second block of 8 games with a 16-game total of 3,497 pins. Teammate Shayna Ng was 2nd (3,424 pins), while Sports School alumnus Daphne Tan Shi Jing was 3rd (3,418 pins). 

 
Daphne beat Shayna 223-162 in Match 1 of the Stepladder Finals and advanced to challenge Jazreel. Top seed Jazreel kept up her red-hot form and scored identical 258 games for a 2-game total of 516 pins to take gold as Daphne struggled to find her line and finished with a 2-game total of 353 pins. 


Posted: 14 June 2015

Alumnus Jazreel Tan Shi Hua bowled a total of 1,896 pinfalls to become the leader in Block 1 of the Women’s Masters event on 13 June 2015. She has a 152-pin advantage over the Philippines’ Krizziah Tabora in 2nd place. New Hui Fen stands in 4th place, 36 pins behind Tannya Roumimper from Indonesia. Block 2 of the Masters event commences today, thereafter the top 3 will advance to the Stepladder Finals.


Posted: 13 June 2015

Singapore won the Women’s Team of 5 silver medal on 12 June 2015. Alumni Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen and teammates Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng led by a margin of 7 pins in Block 1 but were unable to hold off rivals from Malaysia who eventually took the gold with 6,067 pinfalls, 55 more than TeamSG.

The Men’s Team trailed in 5th place after Block 1 and overtook the Philippines in Block 2. However, their effort was not enough to catch up with the Thais in 3rd place, eventually finishing 4th with 5,713 pinfalls.

Jazreel and Daphne are placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Women’s All-Events. All six girls in TeamSG – Singapore Sports School alumni Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne, Jazreel, Hui Fen and Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng – made the cut to the Women's Masters Final.

Keith Saw Hui-Xun was the best performer among Singapore’s Men’s Team, finishing 2nd in the Men’s All-Events. He and Javier Tan Jun Juan are in the Men's Masters Final.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Debutant Bernice Lim Hui Ying has won her first Sea Games gold medal in the Women’s Trios on 11 June 2015. Teaming up with Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng, Bernice’s consistent performance in both Blocks 1 and 2 contributed to the team’s bid for gold. The trio led by 88 pins after Block 1 and strengthened their lead in Block 2 to finish with a total of 3,963 pinfalls, 256 pins ahead of the other Singapore trio of Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua and New Hui Fen – all Singapore Sports School alumni.
 
Daphne, Jazreel and Hui Fen were placed 4th after Block 1 but fought back to overtake teams from the Philippines and Malaysia to win the silver medal. The all-Sports School alumni men’s team of Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Javier Tan Jun Juan and Keith Saw Hui-Xun also won a silver in the men’s event. The trio was 1 pin behind 2nd-placed Indonesia at the end of Block 1. It was also a close finish for the Singaporeans after Block 2 but they managed to get ahead of the Indonesians by 3 pins to take 2nd place.

Bowling W Trios gold and silver medallists Courtesy of TeamSG.jpgWomen's Trios... Singapore team from left: Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Daphne Tan Shi Jing, New Hui Fen (silver medallists), Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Bernice Lim Hui Ying (gold medallists). Picture courtesy of TeamSG


Posted: 11 June 2015

Alumni Howard Saw Hui-Zhe and Keith Saw Hui-Xun paired up in the Men’s Doubles to win the gold medal on 10 June 2015. This was the first time the brothers were bowling in the Doubles event together and the pairing proved successful. Howard and Keith were neck-to-neck with Indonesia’s Ryan L Lalisang and Billy Islam but a good finish in Game 6 put them 25 pins ahead of their closest rivals. They won with a total of 2,653 pinfalls.

The Singapore pair clinched the first Men’s Doubles gold medal since the Jakarta 1997 Sea Games. Duo Jack Wong and Tommy Ong had won the gold medal for Singapore 18 years ago.

In the Women’s Doubles, Singapore’s leading pair Bernice Lim Hui Ying and Jazreel Tan Shi Hua missed out on a medal by 51 pins.

BOWLING Sea Games Keith Saw, Howard Saw Men Doubles gold 10jun15 By Red Sports Courtesy of SINGSOC-Action Images via Reuters.jpgMen's Doubles gold medallists Keith Saw Hui-Xun (left) and Howard Saw Hui-Zhe. Picture courtesy of SINGSOC/Action Images via Reuters.


Posted: 10 June 2015

Alumnus Javier Tan Jun Juan won the Men's Singles bronze medal in his maiden appearance at the Southeast Asian Games on 9 June 2015. The lanes proved to be a challenge for the bowlers but the debutant remained unfazed, producing consistent results in each game. Javier bowled a total of 1,284 pinfalls, behind Malaysia’s Muhammad Rafiq Ismail (1,308 pinfalls) and Thailand’s Annop Arromsaranon (1,305 pinfalls).


The women had a more successful day, managing a 1-2-3 finish in the Singles event. Alumni Daphne Tan Shi Jing and Jazreel Tan Shi Hua won the gold and silver medal respectively. Daphne took the lead early in the competition after a high game of 289 pinfalls in Game 1. Jazreel followed closely behind, leading after Game 4 and 5. However, Daphne fought back in the final game to win with a total 1,368 pinfalls. Daphne’s sister, Cherie, who finished 3rd, ceded her bronze medal to Malaysia’s Esther Cheah as each country is allowed to win only two medals in a single event.


Results
Men's Singles
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan: 3rd (1,284 pinfalls)
  • Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 9th (1,197 pinfalls)
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe: 26th (1,127 pinfalls)
  • Joel Tan Eng An: Tied-27th (1,125 pinfalls)
  • Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh: 29th (1,118 pinfalls)
BRONZE MEDAL: Javier Tan Jun Juan

Women's Singles
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing: 1st (1,368 pinfalls)
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 2nd (1,313 pinfalls)
  • New Hui Fen: 6th (1,278 pinfalls)
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying: 10th (1,245 pinfalls)
GOLD MEDAL: Daphne Tan Shi Jing
SILVER MEDAL: Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

Men’s Doubles
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe/Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 1st (2,653 pinfalls)
  • Joel Tan Eng An/Justin Lim: 11th (2,353 pinfalls)
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan/Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh: 14th (2,331 pinfalls)
GOLD MEDAL: Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Keith Saw Hui-Xun

Women’s Doubles
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying/Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 4th (2,473 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing/New Hui Fen: 7th (2,410 pinfalls)

Men’s Trios
Block 1
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Javier Tan Jun Juan, Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 3rd (1,866 pinfalls)
  • Joel Tan Eng An, Justin Lim, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh: 5th (1,817 pinfalls)

Block 2
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Javier Tan Jun Juan, Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 2nd (3,656 pinfalls)
  • Joel Tan Eng An, Justin Lim, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh: 5th (3,602 pinfalls)
SILVER MEDAL: Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Javier Tan Jun Juan, Keith Saw Hui-Xun

Women’s Trios
Block 1
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng: 1st (2,019 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen: 4th (1,873 pinfalls)

Block 2
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng: 1st (3,963 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen: 2nd (3,707 pinfalls)
GOLD MEDAL: Bernice Lim Hui Ying
SILVER MEDAL: Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen

Men’s Teams of 5
  • Block 1 Singapore: 5th (2,759 pinfalls)
  • Block 2 Singapore: 4th (5,713 pinfalls)

Women’s Teams of 5
  • Block 1 Singapore: 1st (3,054 pinfalls)
  • Block 2 Singapore: 2nd (6,012 pinfalls)
SILVER MEDAL: Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen

Men’s All-Events (no medal)
  • Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 2nd (5,098 pinfalls)
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan: 12th (4,807 pinfalls)
  • Joel Tan Eng An: 17th (4,759 pinfalls)
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe: 23rd (4,622 pinfalls)
  • Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh: 24th (4,583 pinfalls)

Women’s All-Events (no medal)
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 2nd (5,039 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing: Tied-3rd (5,004 pinfalls)
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying: 8th (4,908 pinfalls)
  • New Hui Fen: 9th (4,903 pinfalls)

Men’s Masters
Block 1
  • Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 14th (1,571 pinfalls)
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan: 16th (1,472 pinfalls)

Block 2
  • Keith Saw Hui-Xun: 13th (3,238 pinfalls)
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan: 15th (3,115 pinfalls)

Women’s Masters
Block 1
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 1st (1,896 pinfalls)
  • New Hui Fen: 4th (1,706 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing: Tied-6th (1,671 pinfalls)
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying: 14th (1,601 pinfalls)

Block 2
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 1st (3,497 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing: 3rd (3,424 pinfalls)
  • New Hui Fen: 5th (3,391 pinfalls)
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying: 12th (3,297 pinfalls)

Stepladder Finals
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua: 1st (516 pinfalls)
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing: 2nd (353 pinfalls)
GOLD MEDAL: Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
SILVER MEDAL: Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Diving Updates

Posted: 9 June 2015

Alumnus Fong Kay Yian won a silver medal in the Women’s 3m Synchronised Springboard on 8 June 2015, improving on her result at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games. The diver had won a bronze with Myra Lee at the previous edition of the Games. This is Kay Yian’s second medal at the Singapore 2015 Sea Games.



Posted: 7 June 2015

Alumnus Fong Kay Yian won a bronze medal in the Women’s 3m Springboard Final on Day 1 of the diving competition on 6 June 2015. She scored a total of 258.90 points over 5 dives and finished behind Malaysians Ng Yan Yee (309.20 points) and Cheong Jun Hoong (349.65 points). Kay Yian had won a bronze medal in the Women’s 3m Synchronised event at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Southeast Asian Games.



Results
Women’s 3m Springboard Final
BRONZE MEDAL: Fong Kay Yian: 3rd (258.90 points)

Women’s 3m Synchronised Springboard
Ashlee Tan Yi Xuan/Fong Kay Yian: 2nd (242.94 points)
SILVER MEDAL: Fong Kay Yian

Fencing Updates

Posted: 8 June 2015

Alumnus Cheryl Lim won a bronze medal in the Women’s Epée Team event on 7 June 2015. It was a close fight with the Philippines in the Semi-Finals which Singapore eventually lost 28-29. Cheryl fenced three rounds, with one win, one draw and a loss. Singapore is joint-third with Indonesia.


Posted: 7 June 2015

Alumnus Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan’s father, former national fencer Wong Tong King, had won a silver medal in the Men’s Team Foil and bronze in the Men’s Individual Foil events when Singapore last hosted the Southeast Asian Games in 1993. Twenty-two years on, Nicole went one better as she clinched the gold medal in the Women’s Team Foil event on 6 June 2015. Nicole featured in the Semi-Final clash against Philippines as Singapore won 36-28 to progress to the Final where the team met and defeated Vietnam 45-26.

Fencing Academy Coach David Chan Wei Ren won a bronze medal in the Men’s Team Sabre event. Singapore beat Brunei 45-30 in the Quarter-Finals but lost 35-45 to Indonesia in the Semi-Finals and were joint bronze medallists with Malaysia.


Posted: 5 June 2015

Alumnus Cheryl Lim lost 14-15 to Thailand’s Wijitta Takhamwong in the Women’s Individual Epée Quarter-Finals.


Posted: 4 June 2015

Alumnus Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan won three of four matches in her pool to advance to the Round of 16, where she beat Indonesian Verdiana Rihandini 15-9. However, her progress was halted when she lost 6-15 to Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu in the Quarter-Finals.


Results
Women's Individual Epée
Pool Stage Cheryl Lim Won 4 of 4 matches
Round of 16 Bye
Quarter-Finals Cheryl Lim v Wijitta Takhamwong (THA): Lost 14-15

Women's Individual Foil
Pool Stage Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan Won 3 of 4 matches
Round of 16 Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan v Verdiana Rihandini (INA): Won 15-9
Quarter-Finals Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan v Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu  (VIE): Lost 6-15

Women’s Team Epée
Quarter-Finals Bye
Semi-Finals Singapore v Philippines: Lost 28-29
BRONZE MEDAL: Cheryl Lim

Women's Team Foil
Semi-Finals Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan Singapore v Philippines: Won 36-28
Final Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan Singapore v Vietnam: Won 45-26
GOLD MEDAL: Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Men’s Team Sabre
Quarter-Finals David Chan Wei Ren (Staff) Singapore v Brunei: Won 45-30
Semi-Finals David Chan Wei Ren (Staff) Singapore v Indonesia: Lost 35-45

Football Updates

Posted: 12 June 2015

Singapore is out of the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games football competition after losing 1-2 to Indonesia in the final Group A Preliminary match on 11 June 2015. Six Singapore Sports School alumni started the match – Captain Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari and Midfielders Adam Swandi, Pravin Guanasagaran, Safirul Sulaiman and Stanely Ng Yong Woo. Student-athlete Irfan Fandi came on as a substitute in the 46th minute. The result meant that Singapore finished 3rd in Group A with 6 points, behind Myanmar (10) and Indonesia (9). Only the top 2 teams in each Group qualify for the Semi-Finals.



Posted: 9 June 2015

Singapore needed a win against Cambodia on 8 June 2015 to keep its hopes of reaching the Semi-Finals alive. Singapore Sports School alumnus Safirul Sulaiman duly delivered, scoring with a perfectly weighted freekick to give Singapore the lead in the 45th minute. A minute later, during the first half stoppage time, student-athlete Irfan Fandi’s shot was saved by Cambodian Goalkeeper Serei Rath Um but teammate Faris Ramli was on hand to head home the rebound. 

Cambodia pulled a goal back in the 57th minute and almost equalised a few minutes later but alumnus Muhammad Syazwan Buhari made a point-blank save. Striker Sahil Suhaimi made the game safe with his first goal of the tournament in the 90th minute.

Six past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes – Captain Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari, midfielders Adam Swani, Pravin Guanasagaran and Safirul Sulaiman, and forward Irfan Fandi – started the match.


Posted: 5 June 2015

Alumnus Pravin Guanasagaran made his first start for the Young Lions at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games against Myanmar on 4 June 2015. Although Singapore lost 1-2 to Myanmar, Pravin impressed with his ball-winning skills and distribution. His shot from outside the penalty box in the 46th minute almost gave Singapore the lead with the scores leveled at 1-1. Ye Ko Oo’s 60th minute free-kick proved to be the winner but Irfan Fandi Ahmad came close to equalising with a header in the final minutes of the game.

Pravin was one of six Singapore Sports School alumni that started the game – Captain Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari and Midfielders Adam Swandi, Pravin, Safirul Sulaiman and Stanely Ng Yong Woo. Irfan came on as a substitute in the 57th minute.


Posted: 2 June 2015

Singapore Sports School football alumni played key roles as Singapore kicked off its Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games campaign with a 1-0 win over the Philippines on 1 June 2015. Midfielder Safirul Sulaiman’s freekick was headed in by Sheik Abdul Hadi in the 45th minute for the only goal of the game. On the other end, Goalkeeper Syazwan Buhari prevented a Filipino equaliser after Francisco Jose Primo Santos had raced clear of Singapore’s defence in the 57th minute only to see his shot parried away by Syazwan.


Five Sports School alumni – Captain Al Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Goalkeeper Syazwan and midfielders Adam Swani, Safirul and Stanely Ng Yong Woo – started the match. They were joined on the pitch by student-athlete Irfan Fandi Ahmad, who came on as a substitute in the 36th minute to provide the team with more attacking options as Singapore struggled to breakdown the Filipino defence.

Irfan demonstrated good close control, strength and pace to create two good opportunities for Singapore to extend its lead but his fellow forwards failed to convert their chances. He also had a shot that was saved by Filipino Goalkeeper Florencio Badelic Jr.

With 3 points in the bag, Singapore will now face Myanmar on 4 June 2015 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.


Results
Group Stage
Singapore v Philippines: Won 1-0
Singapore v Myanmar: Lost 1-2
Singapore v Cambodia: Won 3-1
Singapore v Indonesia: Lost 0-1

Golf Updates

Posted: 13 June 2015

Alumni Abdul Hadi Uda Thith and Marc Ong Chong Ching won a silver medal in the Men’s Team event on 12 June 2015. A strong final round by the team strengthened their position in 2nd place ahead of Indonesia. They lost to Thailand by 8 strokes.

Student-athlete Amanda Tan also won a bronze medal in the Women’s Team. They slipped to 3rd place after a poor finish in Round 3. They managed to hold off Malaysia by just 1 stroke.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Alumnus Marc Ong Chong Ching is tied in 2nd place with one more round to go. In Round 3 on 11 June 2015, he hit a 1-over par to tie 6th in the round. The men’s team, which includes alumnus Abdul Hadi Uda Thith, is also in 2nd place with a total of 653 strokes, behind Thailand (642 strokes) and ahead of Indonesia (666 strokes).

In the women’s event, student-athlete Amanda Tan finished Round 2 with 4-over par. The team is ranked 2nd with one round to go. 


Posted: 11 June 2015

Marc Ong Chong Ching is the joint-leader after Round 2 of the Men’s Individual event. Marc and fellow alumnus Abdul Hadi Uda Thith finished Round 2 on 10 June 2015 tied in 8th place, with 1-over par. The Men’s Team is in second place, 6 strokes behind leader Thailand.

Student-athlete Amanda Tan finished Round 1 of the Women’s Individual event tied in 17th place. She and teammates Jen Goh and Koh Sock Hwee are third in the team event.


Posted: 10 June 2015

Alumnus Marc Ong Chong Ching stands in 2nd place with 2-under par after Round 1 of the Men’s Singles on 9 June 2015. Teammate Abdul Hadi Uda Thith is tied-8th with 2-over par. The golfers will play four rounds in a 34-strong field. Singapore is ranked 2nd in the Men’s Team with a combined score of 215. Thailand leads by 1 swing.


Results
Men’s Individual
Round 1
  • Marc Ong Chong Ching: 2nd (70)
  • Abdul Hadi Uda Thith: Tied-8th (74)

Round 2
  • Abdul Hadi Uda Thith: Tied 8th (1-over par)
  • Current ranking: 9th (3-over 147)
  • Marc Ong Chong Ching: Tied 8th (1-over par)
  • Current ranking: Tied 1st (1-under 143)

Round 3
  • Abdul Hadi Uda Thith: Tied-18th (3-over par)
  • Current ranking: Tied-10th (6-over 222)
  • Marc Ong Chong Ching: Tied-6th (1-over par)
  • Current ranking: Tied-2nd (Even par 216)

Round 4
  • Abdul Hadi Uda Thith: Tied-12th (2-over par)
  • Overall ranking: Tied-10th (8-over 296)
  • Marc Ong Chong Ching: Tied-19th (5-over par)
  • Overall ranking: 5th (5-over 293)

Women’s Individual
Round 1 Amanda Tan: Tied 17th (11-over par)

Round 2 Amanda Tan: Tied-7th (4-over par)
Current ranking: 16th (15-over 159)

Round 3 Amanda Tan: Tied-14th (7-over par)
Overall ranking: 16th (22-over 238)

Men’s Team
  • Round 1 Singapore: 2nd (215)
  • Round 2 Singapore: 3rd (217)
  • Round 3 Singapore: 3rd (221)
  • Round 4 Singapore: 1st (214)
  • Overall ranking: 2nd (867)
SILVER MEDAL: Abdul Hadi Uda Thith, Marc Ong Chong Ching

Women’s Team
  • Round 1 Singapore: 3rd (146)
  • Round 2 Singapore: 3rd (150)
  • Round 3 Singapore: Tied-6th (156)
  • Overall ranking: 3rd (452)
BRONZE MEDAL: Amanda Tan

Gymnastics Updates

Student-athlete Edlyn Ho Zen Yee won the Group All-Around gold medal on 14 June 2015. As one of five members in the Group, Edlyn competed in two apparatus – 5 Ribbons and 6 Clubs, 2 Hoops. The Singapore team garnered the highest scores in the 5 Ribbons but lost to Malaysia in the 6 Clubs, 2 Hoops apparatus. However, their lead in the first apparatus was enough to secure the gold medal with a total score of 27.700 points, beating the Malaysian team with 27.400 points. Thailand came in 3rd with 22.150 points.

Rythmic Group All Around Champion (Reuters).JPGTeam SIngapore in action. Picture by SINGSOC / Action Images via Reuters

Results
Group All-Around Final
Singapore (Edlyn Ho Zen Yee): 1st (27.700 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Edlyn Ho Zen Yee


Posted: 8 June 2015

Alumnus Zeng Qiyan brought home a silver medal for Singapore in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team event on 7 June 2015. The 6-man team recorded a total score of 202.500, losing to Malaysia (206.200). The team was ranked first in the Balance Beam apparatus with a combined score of 50.650, but came in second in the three other apparatus – Floor, Uneven Bars and Vault.

Results
Women's Team
Final Singapore (Zeng Qiyan): 2nd (202.500)
SILVER MEDAL: Zeng Qiyan

Netball Updates

Posted: 8 June 2015

Singapore beat Malaysia in the Final to win the coveted gold medal. Both teams had played in the Preliminary Round on 2 June and ended the game in a tie. It was a close fight throughout the 60 minutes on court as Singapore only managed to gain a marginal lead over their opponents in the first three quarters of the Final. Despite losing the final quarter, Singapore eventually won the game 46-43. Alumnus Kimberly Lim Wei Yan featured in Wing Attack.



Posted: 7 June 2015

Singapore beat Thailand 59-29 in the Semi-Finals on 6 June 2015 and will play Malaysia in the Final.


Posted: 5 June 2015

Singapore beat Myanmar 80-25 in its final game of the Preliminary Round on 4 June 2015. The team will play Thailand next in the Semi-Finals.


Posted: 4 June 2015

Singapore beat the Philippines 84-21 in its fourth game of the Preliminary Round on 3 June 2015. The team came on strong throughout the game, ensuring a comfortable lead over its opponents.


Posted: 3 June 2015

Singapore drew 35-35 with Malaysia in the Preliminary Round of the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games on 2 June 2015. Singapore was leading 30-24 after the Third Quarter but Malaysia came back strongly in the final Quarter to level. Alumnus Kimberly Lim Wei Yan featured at Wing Attack for Singapore.

Singapore met Brunei Darussalam in the Preliminary Round of the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games on 31 May 2015 and won 72-21. Alumni Kimberly Lim Wei Yan and Shelby Lian Koh featured in the game.

Singapore also won their next match against Thailand 65-24 on 1 June.


Results
Preliminary Round
Singapore v Brunei Darussalam: Won 72-21
Singapore v Thailand: Won 65-24
Singapore v Malaysia: Drew 35-35
Singapore v Philippines: Won 84-12
Singapore v Myanmar: Won 80-25

Semi-Finals Singapore v Thailand: Won 59-29
Final Singapore v Malaysia: Won 46-43
GOLD MEDAL: Kimberly Lim Wei Yan, Shelby Lian Koh

Pencak Silat Updates

Silat exponent Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en successfully defended his title in the Men’s Match Class F (70 to 75 kg) category on 14 June 2015. Alfian dominated in the Round 1 of the bout, executing clean sweeps on his opponent. However, the Vietnamese fought back in Round 2, putting in kicks and punches to score points. The third and final round was an even fight, with both exponents making successful contacts on each other. Alfian eventually beat Tran Dinh Nam from Vietnam 5-0 (based on final score) to win the gold medal. Alfian, who was named “Best Male Athlete” won Singapore’s only gold medal in Pencak Silat. 



Posted: 14 June 2015

Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en will be defending his title in the Men’s Match Class F (70 to 75 kg) category today. He defeated Malaysian Mohd Fauzi Khalid convincingly in the Semi-Finals and advances to meet Vietnam’s Tran Dinh Nam in the Final. Alumni Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin, Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful, Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin and Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin lost their Semi-Final bouts and will take home the bronze medal in their respective weight classes.


Posted: 13 June 2015

Singapore Sports School alumni Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful, Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin and Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin won their Quarter-Final bouts on 12 June 2015. They advance to the Semi-Finals on 13 June. Student-athlete Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid lost 0-5 to Pornteb Poolkaew from Thailand in the Quarter-Finals.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Alumnus Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful lost 1-4 to Indonesian Wewey Wita in the Women’s Match Class C (55 to 60 kg) Quarter-Finals bout on 11 June 2015. Four silat exponents will compete in the Match class today, including 2015 world champion Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin, who has dropped his weight since January to compete in the 80kg to 85kg Class H event.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Singapore Sports School alumni won three medals for Singapore in the Pencak Silat artistic events on 10 June 2015. The Women’s Regu team of Nur Fazlin Juma’en, Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin and Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani won a silver medal, while Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman (Men’s Tunggal) and Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin (Men’s Ganda) each won bronze medals. Indonesia proved to be a strong competitor, getting ahead of Singapore’s silat exponents in all three events.


Results
Men’s Tunggal (Singles)
Final Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman: 3rd (462 points)
BRONZE MEDAL: Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman

Men’s Ganda (Doubles)
Final Muhammad Shakir Juana, Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin: 3rd (567 points)
BRONZE MEDAL: Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin

Women’s Regu (Team)
Final Nur Fazlin Juma’en, Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin, Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani: 2nd (461 points)
SILVER MEDAL: Nur Fazlin Juma’en, Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin, Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani

Women’s Tanding Class B (50-55 kg)
Semi-Finals Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin v Olathay Sounthavong (LAO): Lost 1-4
BRONZE MEDAL: Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin

Women’s Tanding Class C (55-60 kg)
Quarter-Finals Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful v Wewey Wita (INA):  Lost 1-4

Men’s Tanding Class D (60-65 kg)
Quarter-Finals Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid v Pornteb Poolkaew (THA): Lost 5-0

Women’s Tanding Class D (60-65 kg)
Quarter-Finals Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful v Supparat Keawkaew (THA): Won 5-0
Semi-Finals Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful v Siti Rahmah Mohamed Nasir (MAS): Lost 0-5
BRONZE MEDAL: Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful

Men’s Tanding Class E (65-70 kg)
Quarter-Finals Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin v Kuibrohem Kubaha (THA): Won 5-0
Semi-Finals Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin v Mohd Al Jufferi Jamari (MAS): Lost 0-5
BRONZE MEDAL: Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin

Men’s Tanding Class F (70-75 kg)
Semi-Finals Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en v Mohd Fauzi Khalid (MAS): Won 5-0
Final Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en v Tran Dinh Nam (VIE): Won 5-0
GOLD MEDAL: Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en

Men’s Tanding Class H (80-85 kg)
Quarter-Finals Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin v Nguyen Duy Tuyen (VIE): Won 3-2
Semi-Finals Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin v Muhammad Robial Sobri (MAS): Lost 0-5
BRONZE MEDAL: Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin

Sailing Updates

Singapore Sports School alumni won 2 gold and 2 silver medals on 14 June 2015. Griselda Khng and partner Sara Tan won the Women’s Skiff 49er FX event, leading competitors from Malaysia and Thailand by 14 and 15 points respectively.
 
Daniella Ng Hui Min and Jovina Choo Bei Fen won their second gold medal of the Games in the Women’s Match Racing Keelboat. The team, comprising Daniella, Dawn Liu, Jovina and Terena Lam, beat Malaysia in the Final to take home the gold.
 
Singapore’s men and women Laser sailors lost their Final races to Malaysia, resulting in a 2nd-place finish. Scott Glen Sydney was a member of the men’s Laser Standard team, while Victoria was in the 3-strong women’s Laser Radial team.



Posted: 14 June 2015

Alumnus Darren Choy Wong Loong partnered Jeremiah Yeo to win the Men’s 470 gold medal on 13 June 2015. In their final race, which is worth twice the points, the duo received a penalty and finished 3rd. However, they had sufficient buffer from good finishing in previous races to hold off the pair from the Philippines who took the silver medal. Darren had won the bronze medal in the same boat class with fellow alumnus Joel Pang Wen Jie at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Games.

The Women’s Skiff 49er FX, Team Racing Laser Radial and Match Racing Keelboat events conclude today.


Posted: 13 June 2015

Alumnus Griselda Khng and partner Sara Tan are currently in the lead, with 8 points, in the Women’s Skiff 49er FX event. They are ahead of their Malaysian and Thai competitors by 12 points with two more races to go.

The Women’s Keelboat team, which includes alumni Daniella Ng Hui Min and Jovina Choo Bei Fen, has won all three matches in Stage 1 of the Match Racing Round Robin. They will compete in Stage 2 today.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Singapore Sports School alumni competed in four events on 11 June 2015 and won all their races. The Men’s 470, with alumnus Darren Choy Wong Loong, and Women’s Skiff 49er FX, with alumnus Griselda Khng, are ranked 1st in their fleet. The sailors have three more days of competition to go.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Sailors Darren Choy Wong Loong and Griselda Khng are currently first in their fleet after their races on 10 June 2015. Men’s 470 pair Darren and Jeremiah Yeo slipped in Race 6 and 7 but managed to come back to win in Race 8. They are 1 point ahead of their Thai competitors going into the final two races of the event. Griselda and partner Sara Tan had a more successful day, winning all four of their races in the Women’s Skiff 49er FX class. They will sail a total of 10 races.


Posted: 10 June 2015

Alumni Daniella Ng Hui Min and Jovina Choo Bei Fen won the Women's Fleet Racing Keelboat gold on 9 June 2015. The team dominated the field, winning all eight races competed in. They beat closest rival Malaysia by 9 points.

Victoria Chan Jing Hua won the silver medal in the Women's Laser Radial. In the final race of the event, she beat table leader Kamolwan Chanyim from Thailand, who had recorded consecutive wins over the previous nine races. However, her cumulative score of 21 points put her in 2nd place behind the Thai with 14 points.

Alumnus Darren Choy Wong Loong and partner Jeremiah Yeo is ranked 1st going into Race 5 of the Men’s 470. They have six more races to go.


Posted: 9 June 2015

Victoria Chan Jing Hua sailed consistent races on 8 June 2015, coming in second in three of four races. Going into Race 5, she was tied second with Malaysia’s Khairunneeta Mohd Affendy but managed to pull ahead by 4 points at the end of eight races. Victoria is currently in second place with two more races in this event.

Singapore Women’s Keelboat team leads in the Fleet Racing event that started on 7 June 2015. They have won all six races sailed in, with two more races to go. Its closest competitor, Malaysia, trails by 6 points with a total of 12 points after six races. Alumni Daniella Ng Hui Min and Jovina Choo Bei Fen are part of the 4-man team.


Posted: 8 June 2015

Alumnus Victoria Chan Jing Hua is currently tied in second place in the Women’s Laser Radial after four races. Victoria finished 2nd in Race 2 and 3rd in Races 3 and 4.


Posted: 7 June 2015

Alumnus Victoria Chan Jing Hua finished second in Race 1 of the Women’s Laser Radial. Races 2 and 3 were postponed due to poor weather.


Results
Men’s 470
  • Race 1 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 2nd
  • Race 2 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 2nd
  • Race 3 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 1st
  • Race 4 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 1st
  • Race 5 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 1st
  • Race 6 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 4th
  • Race 7 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 3rd
  • Race 8 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 1st
  • Race 9 Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 1st
Medal Race Darren Choy Wong Loong/Jeremiah Yeo: 3rd
Overall ranking: 1st (18 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Darren Choy Wong Loong

Women’s Laser Radial
  • Race 1 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 2nd
  • Race 2 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 2nd
  • Race 3 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 3rd
  • Race 4 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 3rd
  • Race 5 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 3rd
  • Race 6 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 2nd
  • Race 7 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 2nd
  • Race 8 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 2nd
  • Race 9 Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 3rd
Medal Race Victoria Chan Jing Hua: 1st
Final ranking: 2nd (21 points)
SILVER MEDAL: Victoria Chan Jing Hua

Women’s Skiff 49er FX
  • Race 1 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 2 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 3 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 4 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 5 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 6 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 7 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 8 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
  • Race 9 Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st
Medal Race Griselda Khng/Sara Tan: 1st 
Overall ranking: 1st (10 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Griselda Khng

Men’s Team Racing Laser Standard
Round Robin Stage 1
  • Race 1 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
  • Race 3 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0

Round Robin Stage 2
  • Race 4 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0
  • Race 5 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
Final Race 7 Singapore v Malaysia: Lost 0-1
SILVER MEDAL: Scott Glen Sydney

Women’s Team Racing Laser Radial
Round Robin Stage 1
  • Race 1 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
  • Race 3 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0

Round Robin Stage 2
  • Race 5 Singapore v Malaysia: Lost 0-1
  • Race 5 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
Final Race 7 Singapore v Malaysia: Lost 0-1
SILVER MEDAL: Victoria Chan Jing Hua

Women’s Fleet Racing Keelboat
  • Race 1 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 2 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 3 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 4 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 5 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 6 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
  • Race 7 Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
Medal Race Singapore (Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen): 1st
Final ranking: 1st (9 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen

Women’s Match Racing Keelboat
Round Robin Stage 1
  • Race 1 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
  • Race 3 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0
  • Race 5 Singapore v Philippines: Won 1-0

Round Robin Stage 2
  • Race 1 Singapore v Thailand: Won 1-0
  • Race 3 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0
  • Race 5 Singapore v Philippines: Won 1-0
Final Race 14 Singapore v Malaysia: Won 1-0
GOLD MEDAL: Daniella Ng Hui Min, Jovina Choo Bei Fen

Shooting Updates

Posted: 13 June 2015

Alumnus Cheng Jian Huan won her second bronze medal of the Singapore 2015 Sea Games on 12 June 2015. Singapore’s female shooters finished 3rd with 1,710 points in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team event. The combined scores of Jian Huan and national shooters Jasmine Ser and Li Ya Fei put them ahead of Vietnam by just 1 point. Thailand proved to be untouchable, winning the gold medal with a total of 1,735 points, while Malaysia took the silver with 1,718 points. Jian Huan failed to qualify for the individual final.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon won the Men’s 50m Pistol Team gold medal on 11 June 2015. Teaming up with Gai Bin and Poh Lip Meng, the men shot a total of 1,632 points to beat Vietnam (1,626 points) and Myanmar (1,615 points).


Posted: 8 June 2015

Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon bagged the Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team bronze medal on 7 June 2015. The team, comprising Gai Bin, Nigel and Poh Lip Meng finished behind Vietnam and Thailand. Nigel’s score was insufficient for him to qualify for the individual final.


Posted: 7 June 2015

Student-athlete Martina Lindsay P Veloso won gold in her Southeast Asian Games debut. Partnering Olympian Jasmine Ser and Tessa Neo, the trio finished 1st in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team event on 6 June 2015. Martina shot a 409.2 and together with Jasmine (414.2) and Tessa (410.5), the trio scored 1,233.9, finishing ahead of Malaysia (1,222.9) and Thailand (1,219.2). The scores also served as qualification for the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Individual Final which Martina ranked 5th.


After seven rounds in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Final, it was down to the Singaporean trio to battle for the gold medal with Martina just 0.1 behind Jasmine Ser. She shot 10.3 and 9.7 in Round 8 for a score of 184.0. However, Jasmine’s score of 10.9 and 10.7 for a total of 185.7 was enough to carry her into the final elimination round with teammate Tessa Neo. Martina finished 3rd but Sea Games rules state that no country should win all three medals, hence the bronze medal was ceded to Malaysia’s Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim. 

Student-athlete Wong Ting Wei missed out on a podium finish in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team as Singapore finished 0.7 behind bronze medallist Vietnam. Ting Wei shot 600.3 and together with teammates Royce Chan (609.0) and Wesley Leong (608.1), combined for 1,817.4; the Vietnamese shooters had a combined score of 1,818.1.


Results
Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team
Final Singapore (Martina Lindsay P Veloso): 1st (409.2 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Martina Lindsay P Veloso

Women’s 10m Air Rifle Individual
Final Martina Lindsay P Veloso: 3rd (184.0 points) (No medal awarded)

Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team
Final Singapore (Wong Ting Wei): 4th (600.3 points)

Women's 50m Rifle Prone
Elimination Round Cheng Jian Huan: 12th (595.5 points)

Women's 50m Rifle Prone Team
Final Cheng Jian Huan: 3rd (1,829.1 points)
BRONZE MEDAL: Cheng Jian Huan

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Individual
Qualification Cheng Jian Huan: 13th (558-12x)

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team
Final Singapore (Cheng Jian Huan): 3rd (1710-60x)
BRONZE MEDAL: Cheng Jian Huan

Men’s 10m Air Pistol Team
Final Gai Bin, Nigel Lim Swee Hon, Poh Lip Meng: 3rd (1693-39x)
BRONZE MEDAL: Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Men’s 10m Air Pistol Individual
Qualifying Nigel Lim Swee Hon: 11th (563-12x)

Men’s 50m Pistol
Qualification Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff): 5th (543-08x)
Final Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff): 8th (71.1)

Men’s 50m Pistol Team
Final Singapore: 1st (1,632-18x)
GOLD MEDAL: Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Swimming Updates

Posted: 12 June 2015

Singapore’s swimmers refused to be dethroned on the last night of the swimming events held at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on 11 June 2015. Swim queen Tao Li took home her 22nd Sea Games gold medal when she won the Women’s 100m Butterfly. Having won the four times since the Nakhon Ratchasima 2007 Sea Games, Tao Li was unwilling to give up her reign in the event. Despite being almost a head shorter than her strongest rivals, Tao Li showed her strength and prowess, beating fellow Singaporean Quah Ting Wen by about half a body-length. Tao Li won all four individual events that she competed in this Sea Games.

 
Alumnus Amanda Lim Xiang Qi held on to her crown as the fastest woman in water in Southeast Asia when she won the 50m Freestyle in a Games Record time of 25.59s, beating Ting Wen to the wall by just 0.01s. Amanda has won this event since the Vientiane 2009 Sea Games, and bettered the Games Record each time since the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games.

Singapore’s Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay team concluded six days of swimming by winning the 38th and final gold on offer, whilst setting a new Games Record. The team comprising of Quah Zheng Wen, Lionel Khoo, Joseph Schooling and alumnus Clement Lim Yong’En finished in 3:38.25s to break Indonesia’s record of 3:41.35s set in 2011. Singapore Sports School student-athlete and alumni contributed 12 of the 23 gold medals won by Team Singapore in Swimming events.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Singapore Sports School alumni broke yet another two records on 10 June 2015. Roanne Ho Ru En eclipsed the Women’s 50m Breaststroke Games Record of 32.49s in her Heat on 10 June 2015, clocking a time of 32.00s. Still unsatisfied, the breaststroke specialist rewrote the record in the final with a time of 31.45s and clinching the gold medal. The Women’s 4x100m Relay team also lowered the Sea Games mark of 4:10.38s set in 2009. Tao Li gave Singapore an early lead in the backstroke. The lead was further extended by Roanne and Quah Ting Wen before Amanda Lim Xiang Qi anchored the race to finish in 4:08.72s. Roanne and Tao Li were part of the team that set the record in 2009.


Posted: 10 June 2015

Tao Li defended her Women’s 100m Backstroke title on 9 June 2015 when she won the race in 1:02.67s. This is her sixth time winning the gold in this event, since she made her debut at the Manila 2005 Sea Games. The veteran also won Singapore’s 50th gold medal for the Games. The Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team added another gold to the medal tally in the final race of the night. The team comprising of Joseph Schooling, Danny Yeo, alumnus Clement Lim Yong’En and Quah Zheng Wen lowered the Games Record set in 2013 from 3:21.74s to 3:19.59s. This is the third gold medal Clement has won in this event.

Alumnus Pang Sheng Jun put up a good fight in the Men’s 400m Individual Medley. Ranked 4th after the first 200m, Sheng Jun inched forward to third place in the backstroke and breaststroke legs. When it all came down to the final 50m, Sheng Jun shifted gears and powered home, overtaking Vietnamese Tran Duy Khoi and catching up with compatriot Quah Zheng Wen. However, Sheng Jun was unable to gain enough ground and had to settle for second with a time of 4:24.81s.



Posted: 9 June 2015

Tao Li broke the Women’s 50m Backstroke Games Record for the second time on 8 June 2015. She had lowered the record of 29.37s, set by compatriot Shana Lim at the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games, to 29.14s in her Heat. However, the record was shortlived as Tao Li rewrote her record in the final, coming in to touch at 28.90s.

Alumnus Amanda Lim Xiang Qi contributed to another win in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay, the final event of the day. Amanda, swimming in the second leg, managed to get ahead of the stronger Thais for a moment before being overtaken yet again. Teammate Quah Ting Wen finally gave Singapore a clear lead when she took over to anchor the race, pulling away from Thailand to take the gold for Singapore.

In the Women’s 100m Freestyle, Amanda was less successful, finishing 5th with a time of 56.66s. She will attempt to retain her title as fastest female swimmer on 11 June 2015.

Roanne Ho Ru En, Women’s 100m Breaststroke silver medallist at the Vientiane 2009 Sea Games, repeated the feat on 8 June 2015. She came in second (1:11.78s) behind Malaysia’s Phee Jing En (1:10.47s).

For spectators at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on the evening of 8 June 2015, the most memorable moment may not have been the fact that Singapore’s swim team won 6 of 7 golds on offer for the day, but the final “Majulah Singapura” sung during the victory ceremony of the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay. The voices of Singaporeans singing the National Anthem with gusto echoed in the arena, seemingly unaffected by the glitch in the sound system midway through the Anthem.



Posted: 8 June 2015

Two Games Records were broken by Singapore Sports School alumni at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on 7 June 2015. Swimming in the first final of the evening, butterfly specialist Tao Li broke the Women’s 50m Butterfly Games Record with a time of 26.58s and winning her first gold medal of the Games. She bettered her previous record of 26.59s set at the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games. The two-time Asian Games gold medallist in the event showed her dominance when she pulled away from her competitors and came in to touch 0.44s ahead of compatriot Quah Ting Wen.

Alumnus Pang Sheng Jun was part of the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay team that smashed the Games Record by more than 8s. The team, including Joseph Schooling, Danny Yeo and Quah Zheng Wen, gained a substantial lead over 2nd-placed Malaysia, winning the event with a time of 7:18.14s. The team broke their record of 7:26.67s set at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games. They also rewrote the National Record of 7:25.46s.

Debutant Chantal Liew Li-Shan finished 8th in the Women’s 200m Backstroke final, clocking a time of 2:23.96s.

In the Women’s 50m Backstroke Heats, Tao Li broke her second Games Record with a time of 29.14s. She will swim in the Final on 8 June at 7 pm. Alumni Amanda Lim Xiang Qi and Roanne Ho Ru En have also qualified for the Women’s 100 Freestyle and Breaststroke, respectively.



Posted: 7 June 2015

Student-athlete Hoong En Qi and alumnus Amanda Lim Xiang Qi won a gold medal in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle on 6 June 2015. Amanda gave Singapore a lead in the second leg of the relay after teammate Nur Marina Chan came in to touch in second place behind Indonesia. En Qi quickly extended the lead for Singapore before Quah Ting Wen anchored the relay to win the race in 3:46.60s. Thailand (3:49.62s) and Indonesia (3:53.18s) finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. This is En Qi’s maiden appearance at the Sea Games.

Tao Li has qualified for the Women’s 50m Butterfly Final on 7 June 2015. She is currently in first place after winning her Heat in a time of 27.15s.


Results
Men’s 50m Freestyle
  • Heats Clement Lim Yong’En: 5th (23.57s)
  • Final Clement Lim Yong'En: 7th (23.59s)

Women’s 50m Freestyle
  • Heats Amanda Lim Xiang Qi: 5th (26.41s)
  • Final Amanda Lim Xiang Qi: 1st (25.59s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Women’s 100m Freestyle
  • Heats Amanda Lim Xiang Qi: 3rd (57.23s)
  • Final Amanda Lim Xiang Qi: 5th (56.66s)

Men’s 400m Freestyle
  • Heats Pang Sheng Jun: 4th (4:03.64s)
  • Final Pang Sheng Jun: 3rd (3:57.60s)

Men’s 1,500m Freestyle
  • Finals Benedict Boon Ji Chao: 8th (16:19.28s)

Women’s 50m Backstroke
  • Heats Tao Li: 1st (29.14s); New Games Record
  • Final Tao Li: 1st (28.90s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Tao Li

Women's 100m Backstroke
  • Heats Tao Li: 6th (1:05.94s)
  • Final Tao Li: 1st (1:02.67s)
GOLD MEDAL: Tao Li

Men’s 200m Backstroke
  • Final Malcolm Low Wei Yang: 7th (2:08.25s)

Women’s 200m Backstroke
  • Final Chantal Liew Li-Shan: 8th (2:23.96s)

Men’s 50m Breaststroke
  • Heats Clement Lim Yong’En: 2nd (28.64s)
  • Final Clement Lim Yong’En: 4th (28.74s)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke
  • Heats Roanne Ho Ru En: 1st (32.00s); New Games Record
  • Final Roanne Ho Ru En: 1st (31.45s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Roanne Ho Ru En

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
  • Heats Roanne Ho Ru En: 3rd (1:12.47s)
  • Finali Roanne Ho Ru En: 2nd (1:11.78s)
SILVER MEDAL: Roanne Ho Ru En

Women’s 50m Butterfly
  • Heats Tao Li: 1st (27.15s)
  • Final Tao Li: 1st (26.58s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Tao Li

Women’s 100m Butterfly
  • Heats Tao Li: 5th (1:03.13s)
  • Final Tao Li: 1st (59.79s)
GOLD MEDAL: Tao Li

Men’s 400m Individual Medley
  • Final Pang Sheng Jun: 2nd (4:24.81s)
SILVER MEDAL: Pang Sheng Jun

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Final Singapore (Clement Lim Yong'En):1st (3:19.59s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Clement Lim Yong’En

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
  • Final Women’s 4x100m Freestyle (Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Hoong En Qi): 1st (3:46.60s)
GOLD MEDAL: Women’s 4x100m Freestyle (Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Hoong En Qi)

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Final Singapore (Pang Sheng Jun): 1st (7:18.14s); New Games Record, New National Record
GOLD MEDAL: Pang Sheng Jun

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
  • Final Singapore (Amanda Lim Xiang Qi): 1st (8:12.95s)
GOLD MEDAL: Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Final Singapore (Clement Lim): 1st (3:38.25s); New Games Record

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Final Singapore: 1st (4:08.72s); New Games Record
GOLD MEDAL: Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Roanne Ho Ru En, Tao Li

Synchronised Swimming Updates

Posted: 5 June 2015

Singapore clinched its second gold medal in synchronised swimming at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games after winning the Team Free Combination event on 4 June 2015. The team, which featured student-athletes Natalie Chen Mei Qing, Debbie Soh Li Fei and Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, and alumni Lee Mei Shuang, Stephanie Chen Mei Qi and Crystal Yao Yu Hui, scored 77.0667 points and finished ahead of Malaysia (73.7333 points) and Indonesia (71.6667 points).

Earlier in the day, Crystal and Stephanie scored higher (75.8667 points) than Malaysia’s Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi and Lee Yhing Huey (75.5667 points) during the Free Routine Finals but they were unable to overcome the 1.3731 point gap established during the Technical Routine and had to settle for silver. Crystal and Stephanie scored a total of 149.8372 points, while the Malaysian pair scored 150.9103 points.

The synchronised swimmers ended their Sea Games campaign with 2 golds and 1 silver medal.



Posted: 4 June 2015

Six past and present student-athletes from Singapore Sports School contributed to the 150.8445 points for Singapore to win its first synchronised swimming gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games on 3 June 2015. At the Jakarta/Palembang 2011 Southeast Asian Games, Singapore won the Team Technical bronze medal but did not medal in the Team Freestyle.

Current student-athletes Natalie Chen Mei Qing, Debbie Soh Li Fei and Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, together with alumni Lee Mei Shuang, Stephanie Chen Mei Qi and Crystal Yap Yu Hui and six others, scored 74.3445 points from the Technical Routine on 2 June and 76.5000 points in the Freestyle Routine on 3 June to emerge the overall leader and gold medallist. Malaysia finished second with 146.5204 points and Indonesia was third with 138.1796 points.

Crystal and Stephanie were second in the Duet Technical and Freestyle Routine after the Freestyle Routine Preliminary on 3 June 2015 with a total score of 149.2038 points, behind Malaysia’s Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi and Lee Yhing Huey (151.6769 points). The pair have qualified for the Freestyle Routine Finals on 4 June. Teammates Debbie and Natalie were third with a score of 143.1493 points. Only the top pair from each country qualify for the Finals.


Posted: 3 June 2015

Singapore is leading in the synchronised swimming Team Technical and Free Routine event after the first day of competition on 2 June 2015. After the Technical Routine, Singapore scored 74.3445 points, ahead of Malaysia (72.3537 points), Indonesia (68.1463 points) and Thailand (46.6419 points). The Technical Routine scores, combined with the scores from the Free Routine Finals on 3 June, will determine the medals for the event. Student-athletes Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui and Natalie Chen Mei Qing, and alumni Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Lee Mei Shuang and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi, featured for Singapore.

Crystal Yap and Stephanie Chen scored 73.9705 points and are currently second in the Duet Technical and Free Routine event. Teammates Debbie Soh and Natalie Chen are in third with a score of 70.4160 points. Malaysia’s Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi and Lee Yhing Huey are in the lead with 75.3436 points. They will compete in the Free Routine Preliminary on 3 June 2015 and the top pair from each country will qualify for the Free Routine Finals on 4 June.



Results
Duet Technical and Free Routine
  • Crystal Yap Yu Hui and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: Currently 2nd (73.9705 points)
  • Debbie Soh Li Fei and Natalie Chen Mei Qing: Currently 3rd (70.4160 points)
  • Crystal Yap Yu Hui and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: 2nd (149.2038 points) – Advance to Finals
  • Debbie Soh Li Fei and Natalie Chen Mei Qing: 3rd (143.1493 points)
SILVER MEDAL: Crystal Yap Yu Hui and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: 2nd (149.8372 points)

Team Technical and Free Routine
  • Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Lee Mei Shuang, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: Currently 1st (74.3445 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Lee Mei Shuang, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: 1st (150.8445 points)

Team Free Combination
GOLD MEDAL: Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Lee Mei Shuang, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi: 1st (77.0667 points)

Table Tennis Updates

Posted: 9 June 2015

Alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu gave Singapore a 2-1 lead against Vietnam in the Men’s Team Final on 8 June 2015 when he won the third match, beating Dinh Quang Linh 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-7). Gao Ning then clinched the gold medal for Singapore when he beat Tran Tuan Quynh 3-1 (11-5, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9).

Earlier in the evening, alumnus Isabelle Li Siyun lost a tightly contested match against Thailand’s Orawan Paranang in the Women’s Team Final. She was stretched to five games before losing 2-3 (11-7, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11). Teammates Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu won their matches to help Singapore clinch gold, beating Thailand 3-2.

This is Clarence’s and Isabelle’s second consecutive gold medal in the event, having won it at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games.



Posted: 8 June 2015

The Men’s Team beat Malaysia and Myanmar 3-0 in the Group Stage on 7 June to top their group and advance to the Semi-Finals. Both men’s and women’s teams have won all their Group Stage matches in straight sets.


Posted: 7 June 2015

Alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu featured in the group stage of the Men’s Team event against Laos on 6 June 2015. He beat Thavisack Phathaphone 3-0. The Women’s Team is also won 3-0 against both Laos and Vietnam in the group stage. Isabelle Li Siyun won straight sets against Vietnamese Thi Thien Kim Pham.


Posted: 5 June 2015

Alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu led 3-1 in the Men’s Singles Semi-Finals on 4 June 2015 and was one game away from entering the Final. However, in his eagerness to kill off the game, Clarence committed several unforced errors and allowed Richard Gonzalez from the Philippines back into the game to level the match at 3-3. Clarence matched Richard point-for-point in the decider before the Filipino pulled away to win the game 12-10 and with it, the match.

Clarence’s joint bronze medal in the Men’s Singles event matched his individual performance from the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games.

This was Clarence’s second medal of the Singapore 2015 Sea Games after winning a bronze medal in the Men’s Doubles event.


Posted: 4 June 2015

Alumnus Isabelle Li Siyun put up a good fight against Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Nga in the Preliminary Round of the Women's Singles on 3 June 2015. Isabelle led twice in the match but each time, her opponent would level the score. She eventually lost 2-3 to the Vietnamese.

In the Men's Singles, Clarence Chew Zhe Yu made quick work of his lead over Saravey Nay of Cambodia to win the match 3-0.


Posted: 3 June 2015

Alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and partner Chen Feng were just one game away from an all-Singapore Men’s Doubles Final. In their Semi-Final match against Thailand’s Chanakarn Udomslip and Padasak Tanviriyavechakul on 2 June 2015, the Singapore duo lost their first two games 7-11, 8-11 but fought back to win the next three games 11-5, 11-3 and 11-7 to lead 3-2. They needed to win one more game to join compatriots Gao Ning and Li Hu in the Final but were forced into a decider after losing Game 6, 9-11. Clarence and Chen Feng lost the final game 4-11.

Clarence and Chen Feng were joint bronze medallists with Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Quynh and Nguyen Anh Tu as there is no playoff for third place. Gao Ning and Li Hu won the Men’s Doubles gold medal after beating Thailand’s Chanakarn Udomslip and Padasak Tanviriyavechakul 4-0 in the Final.

Clarence’s bronze medal makes him Team Singapore Sports School’s first medallist of the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games.



Posted: 2 June 2015

Alumnus Clarence Chew Zhe Yu partners Chen Feng in the Men's Doubles at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games. The pair beat Indonesia's Gilang Ramadhan and Ficky Supit Santoso 3-1 in the First Round on 1 June 2015. In the Quarter-Finals, they met Richard Gonzales and Rodel Irineo Valle from the Philippines. The Filipinos started out strong, taking the first set 11-13 but the Singapore pair fought back strong to take three straight sets 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.

The pair advances to the Semi-Finals on 2 June.


Results
Men's Singles
Group Stage
  • Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Phinith Kongphet (LAO): Won 3-1 (6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3)
  • Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Saravey Nay (CAM): Won 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-5)
  • Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Muhd Shakirin Ibrahim (MAS): Won 3-2 (9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7)
Semi-Finals Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Richard Gonzalez (PHI): Lost 3-4 (4-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 4-11, 10-12)
BRONZE MEDAL: Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Women's Singles
Group Stage
  • Isabelle Li Siyun v San Khin Kaung (MYA): Won 3-0 (11-4, 11-1, 11-1)
  • Isabelle Li Siyun v Nguyen Thi Nga (VIE): Lost 2-3 (11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 12-14, 6-11)
  • Isabelle Li Siyun v Seangdavieng Douangpanya (LAO): Won 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-8)

Men’s Doubles
  • First Round Chen Feng/Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Ficky Supit Santoso/Gilang Ramadhan (INA): Won 3-1 (11-2, 12-14, 11-4, 11-7)
  • Quarter Finals Chen Feng/Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Richard Gonzales/Rodel Irineo Valle (PHI): Won 3-1 (11-13, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4)
  • Semi Finals Chen Feng/Clarence Chew Zhe Yu v Chanakarn Udomsilp/Padasak Tanviryavechakul (THA): Lost 3-4 (7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 4-11)
BRONZE MEDAL: Chen Feng and Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Men’s Team
Group Stage
  • Singapore v Laos: Won 3-0
  • Singapore v Malaysia: Won 3-0
  • Singapore v Myanmar: Won 3-0
Semi-Finals Singapore v Indonesia: Won 3-0
Final Singapore v Vietnam: Won 3-1
GOLD MEDAL: Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Women’s Team
Group Stage
  • Singapore v Laos: Won 3-0
  • Singapore v Vietnam: Won 3-0
Semi-Finals Singapore v Malaysia: Won 3-0
Finals Singapore v Thailand: Won 3-2
GOLD MEDAL: Isabelle Li Siyun

Tennis Updates

Posted: 11 June 2015

Student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam partnered Angelin Devanthiran in the Mixed Doubles in the second round on 10 June 2015. The pair was eliminated by Thai duo Tamarine Tanasugarn and Sanchai Ratiwatana, beating the Singaporeans 0-2. Isaac Ong Yong Jie in the Men’s Doubles also did not advance past the first round when he and partner Roy Alif Hobbs lost to another Thai pair 0-2.


Posted: 10 June 2015

Tennis players Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam and Sherwin Foo Shi Yun’s progress were halted in the first round of the Men’s Singles and Doubles events on 9 June 2015. In the Men’s Singles, Isaac lost to Vietnam’s Nguyen Hoang 1-2, while duo Shaheed and Sherwin lost to the Philippines pair 0-2.


Posted: 8 June 2015

Singapore’s Men’s Team lost to Malaysia 0-3 in the Quarter-Finals on 7 June 2015. Alumnus Isaac Ong Yong Jie lost to Ariez Deen Heshaam 1-2 (3-6, 6-2, 3-6) in the best of three sets. Student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, pairing up with Liu Chong Yu, lost 0-2 (5-7, 0-6) Malaysians Mohd Merzuki and Muhammad Zainal Abidin.


Results
Men’s Singles
First Round Isaac Ong Yong Jie v Nguyen Hoang (VIE): Lost 1-2 (3-6, 6-2, 4-6)

Men’s Doubles
First Round
  • Isaac Ong Yong Jie/Roy Alif Hobbs v Warit Sornbutnark/Kittiphong Wachiramanowong (THA): Lost 0-2 (3-6, 5-7)
  • Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam/Sherwin Foo Shi Yun v Francis Alcantara/Treat Huey (PHI): Lost 0-2 (2-6, 2-6)

Mixed Doubles
First Round Bye
  • Second Round Angelin Devanthiran/Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam v Tamarine Tanasugarn/Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA): Lost 0-2 (0-6, 1-6)

Men’s Team
First Round Bye
Quarter-Finals Singapore v Malaysia: Lost 0-3

Track and Field Updates

Posted: 13 June 2015

Singapore’s Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay teams broke National Records during the Finals on 12 June 2015. The women’s team, comprising Wendy Enn, Dipna Lim Prasad, Veronica Shanti Pereira (alumni) and Smriti Menon, set a new National Record of 45.41s. They bettered the previous time of 46.18s set by Wendy, Shanti, alumnus Eugenia Tan Yan Ning and Smriti at the Taiwan Open Track and Field Championships on 15 May 2015. Shanti, in third leg, rounded the final bend neck-to-neck with the Malaysian runner but a slow pass by the Singaporeans put the Malaysian anchor runner ahead of Smriti, who anchored for Singapore. Singapore tied with Malaysia at 45.41s but eventually lost to Malaysia in a photo finish, missing out on the bronze medal.

Alumnus Calvin Kang Li Loong in men’s 4x100m relay team took home his third silver medal in the event, losing out to the dominant Thais. Their time of 39.24s broke the National Record of 39.45s set in 2013 but was not enough to edge out the Thais who won in 38.99s.

With Track and Field ending on 12 June, Shanti was Singapore’s best performer winning 1 gold and 1 bronze medals, and rewriting 4 National Records.


Posted: 12 June 2015

The Women’s 4x400m team broke Track and Field’s oldest record on 11 June 2015, clocking a time of 3:40.58s. Alas! The team, comprising T Piriyah, Dipna Lim Prasad, Goh Chui Ling and Veronica Shanti Pereira finished 4th. The team rewrote the 41-year-old record of 3:43.85s set by Glory Barnabas, Chee Swee Lee, Maimoon Azian and Lee Tai Jong at the Tehran 1974 Asian Games.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Veronica Shanti Pereira became Track and Field’s golden girl when she sprinted to a gold finish in the Women’s 200m on 10 June 2015. Shanti beat 100m champion Kayla Anise Richardson to the line, stopping the clock at 23.60s. The National Record was broken twice – first in her Heat (23.82s) and then in the Final (23.60s). It has been 42 years since Singapore won the gold medal in the Women’s 200m, the last being at the Singapore 1973 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games by Glory Barnabas. Shanti had won the Women’s 100m bronze the day before.

Hurdler Dipna Lim Prasad went one up to better her bronze-medal finish at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games. Rounding the final bend in third place, Dipna gave a final burst to overtake defending champion Wassana Winatho from Thailand to finish second. Dipna’s time of 59.24s is also a new National Record.

The third new National Record of the day was stamped by alumnus Eugenia Tan Yan Ning in the Women’s Long Jump. Eugenia leaped a distance of 6.18m in her first jump to better her record of 5.94m set just a month ago. However, her effort only managed her a fifth-place finish.



Posted: 10 June 2015

Veronica Shanti Pereira’s dream came true when she won the Women’s 100m bronze medal on 9 June 2015. A good start to the race gave Shanti an advantage over her rivals, but she was eventually overtaken by Kayla Anise Richardson (PHI) and Tassaporn Wannakit (VIE). She finished in a time of 11.88s. This is Singapore’s first medal in the event at the Sea Games after 42 years. Eng Chiew Guay had won the gold medal in the women’s blue riband event in 1973 when the Sea Games was known as the SEAP Games (South East Asia Peninsular Games).

In the Men’s 100m, Calvin Kang Li Loong missed out on the bronze medal by 0.02s. He was pipped to the line by Indonesians Boby Yaspi and Iswandi Iswandi, both finishing in 10.45s. Calvin’s time of 10.47s is a new personal best.



Results
Men's 100m
Final Calvin Kang Li Loong: 4th (10.47s)

Women's 100m
Final Veronica Shanti Pereira: 3rd (11.88s)
BRONZE MEDAL: Veronica Shanti Pereira

Women’s 200m
Heats
  • Kugapriya d/o Chandran: 9th (24.94s)
  • Veronica Shanti Pereira: 2nd (23.82s); New National Record
Final
  • Kugapriya d/o Chandran: 8th (25.21s)
  • Veronica Shanti Pereira: 1st (23.60s); New National Record

Women’s 100 Hurdles
Final Nur Izlyn Zaini: 7th (16.95s)

Men’s 110 Hurdles
Heats Awyong Liang Qi: 11th (15.13s)

Women’s 400m
Final T Piriyah: 7th (57.78s)

Women’s 400m Hurdles
Final Dipna Lim Prasad: 2nd (59.24s); New National Record

Men’s 4x100m
Final Singapore (Calvin Kang Li Loong): 2nd (39.24s); New National Record
SILVER MEDAL: Calvin Kang Li Loong

Women’s 4x100m
Final Singapore (Dipna Lim Prasad, Veronica Shanti Pereira, Wendy Enn): 4th (45.41s); New National Record

Women’s 4x400m Relay
Final Singapore: 4th (3:40.58s); New National Record

Women’s Long Jump
  • Eugenia Tan Yan Ning: 5th (6.18m); New National Record
  • Nuruljannah Mohamed Zulkifli: 10th (5.43m)

Men's Triple Jump
  • Stefan Tseng Ke Chen: 5th (15.52m)
  • Dylan Wong U Fai: 8th (13.94m)

Water Polo Updates

Posted: 15 June 2015

The Women’s Water Polo team lost 4-5 to Thailand in the final Round Robin match on 15 June 2015 and had to settle for a silver medal. Alumni Loke En Yuan started the match while Denise Chen Yi Wei was a substitute.


Posted: 14 June 2015

The Women’s Water Polo team once again showed its dominance in the pool, defeating the Philippines 20-2 in the Round Robin stage. Both alumni Denise Chen Yi Wei and Loke En Yuan contributed to goals scored by the Singapore team. The team will face Thailand in the medal match on 15 June.


Posted: 13 June 2015

Alumni Denise Chen Yi Wei and Loke En Yuan started for Singapore in the game against Malaysia on 12 June 2015. Denise was once again one of the team’s top scorers, scoring 4 goals in the 32-minute play. En Yuan was also a crucial player, gaining possession of the ball in three of four sprints. She also scored 2 goals during the game. Singapore’s women’s water polo team defeated Malaysia 21-3.


Posted: 11 June 2015

Alumni Denise Chen Yi Wei and Loke En Yuan featured in the opening match against Indonesia on 10 June 2015, winning the game 7-4. Denise, in Centre Forward, scored Singapore’s first and final goal of the game. She was one of the team’s top scorers. En Yuan also put in a goal for Singapore in the second quarter.


Results
Women’s Team
Round Robin
  • Singapore v Indonesia: Won 7-4
  • Singapore v Malaysia: Won 21-3
  • Singapore v Philippines: Won 20-2
  • Singapore v Thailand: Lost 4-5

Water Skiing/Wakeboarding Updates

Sasha Siew Hoon Chrisian won a silver medal in the Mixed Wakeboard Team on 14 June 2015. The team attained a combined score of 255 points in the Final, losing to Thailand with 325 points. This is Sasha’s third medal of the Singapore 2015 Sea Games.



Posted: 14 June 2015

Alumnus Sasha Siew Hoon Christian won the gold medal in the Women’s Slalom event on 13 June 2015. This bettered her result from the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games where she had finished with a silver medal. Water skiing and wakeboarding was not contested at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Games.


Posted: 13 June 2015

Sasha Siew Hoon Christian successfully defended her title in the Women’s Wakeboard event on 12 June 2015. She finished ahead of the competition with 59.00 points, while Indonesian Galuh Mutiara Maulidina and Jawn Maiquel Selga took 2nd and 3rd place with 43.11 points and 30.89 points. Sasha was also top qualifier in the Slalom event.


Posted: 12 June 2015

Alumnus Sasha Siew Hoon Christian is out to defend her title in the Women’s Wakeboard event on 12 June 2015. In the Semi-Finals on 11 June, Sasha qualified for the final with 61.45 points. Her closest competitor is Indonesia’s Galuh Mutiara Maulidina with 42.56 points.


Results
Women’s Slalom
  • Preliminary Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st
  • Final Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st (3.00/55/13.00)
GOLD MEDAL: Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Women’s Wakeboard Individual
  • Semi-Finals Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st (61.45 points)
  • Final Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st (59.00 points)
GOLD MEDAL: Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Women’s Wakeboard Team
  • Semi-Finals Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st (55.00 points)
  • Sasha Siew Hoon Christian: 1st (no medal awarded)

Mixed Wakeboard Team
  • Singapore (Sasha Siew Hoon Christian): 2nd (255 points)
SILVER MEDAL: Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Nila On Show

The Making Of Mascots

Choy Xin Ying
Bowling Academy, Secondary 2

Two national youth swimmers who go by the mantra, “Pain Is Temporary, Glory Is Forever”, decided that would be the message they want to share with a sport champion, and designed their Nila using each part of the phrase on the shirt front and the other part on the back.


The organisers of Make-A-NILA, one of many community outreach programmes, decided that this mascot will not be given away to any podium prize winner – but Clarisse Gan Hui Min and Chin Khar Yi, both from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, are far from disappointed as their Nila is among 50 chosen for a roving exhibition from 7 May to 16 June 2015.

“It was only a few days ago that we found out that our Nila’s in a glass cabinet on display at Kallang Wave. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the picture that was WhatsApped to me by Hannah Lau,” said Clarisse.

Khar Yi said: “We just wanted to do a good job because we were told beforehand that the Nilas we stitched would be given out to the medal winners and because the winners put in their best to win that medal, we too wanted to put in our best efforts make our Nila look good. We didn’t design our Nila ahead of the sewing and decorating session. We created his look as we went along, like adding purple glitter on his right shoe.”

Clarisse and Khar Yi plan to go to Kallang Wave soon to take a look at their Nila on show  and pose for some pictures with him.

Nila is the official mascot of the 28th Southeast Asian Games and about 4,500 Nilas were made by athletes, celebrities and members of the public including legendary sprinter C Kunalan, celebrity hairstylist David Gan and The Red Cross. Singapore Sports School held its Make-A-NILA session on 9 April 2015 and student-athletes and staff made 238 Nilas, many of which have been presented to podium prize winners.

My Unsung Hero, My Mum

Liang Xiao Yu
Badminton Alumnus

Every weekend, when I returned home from Boarding School, my mum would check if I had any clothes for washing. She would cook tonic soups and my favourite dishes for me. Whenever I played badminton, she would watch quietly. She never showed nervousness or excitement in case her emotions affected my play.


During this past two weeks, before our competition starts on 10 June 2015, I have been undergoing centralised training at Singapore Sports School. Every evening, my mum would visit me. On 5 June 2015, we could go home to prepare for the Opening Ceremony. Mum met me at the Sports School after morning training, to ride me home on her bicycle. She rode safely and avoided any potholes so that I could have a comfortable ride. I was so confident that I will not fall off that I was able to shield myself from the scorching afternoon sun with my tracksuit.

When I was told that I had been selected for the Torch Relay, I was stunned. When the news finally sank in, I felt so happy and thrilled to be a part of history. My mum was the first person I told. My parents were both really happy about my selection.

I felt so honoured to be holding on to The Torch during our first rehearsal. I just couldn't believe that The Torch I would be holding during the Opening Ceremony would eventually be used to light The Cauldron for the whole Sea Games. During my first rehearsal run, I concentrated on not dropping The Torch. Representing Singapore is a huge responsibility and running with The Torch made the responsibility slightly heavier. Rehearsals ended late but my parents stayed till the end and supported me all the way. Even during the rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony, they were with me.

When I got home from the Opening Ceremony, my mum greeted me at the door and gave me a long, warm hug, and told me that she was so very proud of me. My mum said the family watched the Opening Ceremony on television and recorded my run. She had seen me during the rehearsal, but during the Opening Ceremony, knowing there were so many people watching in Singapore and other countries, she felt choked up. I felt a lump in my throat, too, hearing what my mum said. My mum is my unsung hero. I love you, Mum.

May The Games Begin – In An Extraordinary Way

Opening Ceremony

Choy Xin Ying
Bowling Academy, Secondary 2

Posted: 7 June 2015

What an Extraordinary Run it was as The Torch arrived from sea to land and finally lit up The Cauldron which will burn brightly in the sky throughout the duration of the 28th Southeast Asian Games from 5 June to 16 June 2015.

 
Four Singapore Sports School alumni were among 13 past and present athletes selected for the 2.5 km Extraordinary Run and each one was greeted by boisterous cheers from the more than 55,000 spectators that attended the Opening Ceremony at the newly-minted National Stadium on 5 June 2015.

Badminton player Liang Xiao Yu was the first Torch Bearer on land. She received The Torch at the Kallang Basin as it arrived on a dragon boat. Xiao Yu, 19, was a competitor at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and on 5 June 2015, was No. 100 on the Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles Ranking. Xiao Yu passed The Torch to alumnus sprinter Muhammad Naqib Asmin, 19, who had donned national colours at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Incheon 2014 Asian Games. Among the four inter-generational teams carrying The Torch, another alumnus sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira, 18, partnered Prema Govindan, whose nearly 20-year-old 100m U19 National Record she broke in 2013.

The best was saved for last as student-athlete footballer Irfan Fandi joined his father, the legendary Fandi Ahmad, on the last leg of the Extraordinary Run and the lighting of The Cauldron. Irfan, 17, was named as Goal.com’s Top 20 Southeast Asian Rising Stars in 2013 and The Guardian's 40 Best Young Talents in World Football in 2014.

Before the Extraordinary Run and the lighting of The Cauldron, which was clearly the highlight of the Opening Ceremony, alumnus hurdler Dipna Lim Prasad had the honour of being part of the corps that carried the 28th Sea Games Flag into the National Stadium for the Opening Ceremony. The Women’s 400m Hurdles National Record-Holder competed in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games and was a bronze medallist in the same event at the Nay Pyi Taw 2013 Sea Games.

Besides athletes, the Sports School had two alumni musicians performing in the Opening Ceremony – swimming siblings Benjamin and Narelle Kheng. Benjamin performed a solo, “A Love Song – Unbreakable”. He later returned to the stage with his sister, Narelle as part of the local four-man band, The Sam Willows. The band released its first EP in October 2012 and has a distribution deal with Warner Music Singapore. They have been on international tours and represented Singapore for the Western American Music Festival. The band recorded a song, “Ordinary”, for the compilation, “Songs of the Games” for the Singapore 2015 Sea Games.

A total of 96 past and present student-athletes and 2 staff of the Sports School are competing at the Singapore 2015 Sea Games, and a large majority of them were among the 749 athletes in the Singapore contingent that was presented in the Athletes’ Parade into the National Stadium. They were greeted with the loudest cheers as soon as they were first glimpsed. They were a striking sight in their bright red blazer with a special pocket for medals. No doubt, the sight of Team Singapore will further ignite the passion of Sports School student-athletes to strive harder and further. I believe the Sea Games flame will continue to burn in our hearts – to continue the tradition of being part of Team Singapore, to wear the red jacket and to fill that pocket with medals.

Celebrate The Extraordinary

Sea Games Carnival @ Sports Hub

Choy Xin Ying
Bowling Academy, Secondary 2

Posted: 5 June 2015

I saw toddlers and I met an elderly woman, whose minder said she is 93. Indeed, the Sea Games Carnival @ Sports Hub is created for the young and old alike to interest them in sport activities which the organisers hope will lead to higher sport participation rate.

According to Health Promotion Board, about 65 per cent of children as young as 12 years old are short-sighted and about 12 per cent of school children are obese. Therefore, it is imperative to get children started on playing sport regularly so that they grow up fitter and healthier for life.

The Sea Games Carnival @ Sports Hub organisers have put together 24 booths under Junior Play Zone, Sports Try Outs, Adventurous Fun and Sponsors’ Booths in the open area between Kallang Wave and the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The 10-metre tall inflatable slide and inflatable rock-climbing wall are popular with toddlers all the way to primary pupils. Sports such as table tennis, played on an innovative 300-degree curved table which allows eight matches at a go, has a perpetual queue, attracting primary pupils to adults such as the elderly 93-year-old who I met.

I have seen whole families in a Zorb running towards inflatable bowling pins in Zorb Bowling.

While the Junior Play Zone attracts the younger siblings, there are the Walk-On-Water and Hot Air Balloon rides targeted at the teens above 18 years old. There’s even a photo booth where the public can pose to look like they are bursting the tape in a sprint race. And of course, free Milo drinks is always an attraction.

Popular music is played through the day, unless there is a stage activity or contest going on when participants can win token prizes such as Sea Games badges, pins and charms.

The Sea Games Carnival @ Sports Hub has been opened since 31 May 2015 and will remain open until 16 June. Activities start at 10 am. There are also two Sea Games merchandise pop-up stores. You can expect the extraordinary there. Admission is free.

Go For Gold, Team Sports School

Posted: 29 May 2015

Singapore Sports School organised a send-off ceremony on 27 May 2015 for its athletes going to the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games. The event was graced by Sea Games chefs-de-mission Dr Tan Eng Liang and Mr Nicholas Fang, and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan.

 
Synchronised swimmer Natalie Chen Mei Qing led the past and present student-athletes in the Athletes’ Pledge. Sports School student-athletes, staff and parents of athletes attended the event in the School’s Auditorium to cheer on the athletes before they compete at the Games. Each athlete received a poster made specially for the athletes and a Sports School mascot.
 
In June, 96 past and present student-athletes and 2 staff will begin their quest for gold for Singapore.
 
QUOTES
Sea Games 2015 Send-Off (Principal).JPGYou made the same daily sacrifice, and identify with the perennial struggle that every student-athlete face in training, and when the occasional self-doubt crept in along that arduous journey, you responded in a similar fashion to push on knowing that there is no turning back. You share the same conviction to want to compete and win at the highest level. And when you finally made the cut to represent Singapore at the Sea Games, you must have responded with the same emphatic YES!”
– Principal, Mr Tan Teck Hock to the 96 past and present student-athletes from Singapore Sports School competing at Singapore 2015 Sea Games.
 
Sea Games 2015 Send-Off (Chef De Mission).JPG“We didn’t have a sports school then, and we had to do everything pretty much on our own – training, studying, competing overseas. There was no scholarship to help us defray costs for transportation, equipment, and no monetary award afterwards to reward us for winning a medal. What spurred us on was a big fire in our belly and the pride of being chosen to represent the country. We relied on discipline as we prepared ourselves as best as we could pre-competition and spared no effort during competition to try to win a medal.”
– Chef de Mission, Dr Tan Eng Liang

Sea Games 2015 Send-Off (Chef De Mission)-1.JPG“For me, if the Games are to be a true success, I hope that they will serve as a catalyst to creating a long-lasting and deep sporting culture in Singapore. This would involve a nation of sports fans, who are passionate about sports for sports’ sake, and not just because our favourite athletes are competing. If we can all appreciate sports, read the sports pages faithfully every day, and enjoy sports on TV on weekends, then we will create a much healthier environment for future athletes to develop and grow. At the same time, we need a whole-of-nation approach to create a long-term, sustainable athlete development pipeline in the country, where the government, sports authorities, national sports associations, sponsors, media, and of course athletes and their families are all pulling in the same direction for us excel and establish ourselves on the global sporting stage.”
– Chef de Mission, Mr Nicholas Fang

Who Are The Sport Heroes In Your Neighbourhood?

Posted: 30 April 2015
 
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Singapore Sports School student-athletes call One Champions Way home from Sunday night to Friday night. But what do they do when they return to their families for the weekend, and when they become alumni and no longer board? We catch up with some sport heroes in the different neighbourhoods.

 
ALJUNIED GRC
“I grew up in the vicinity of Upper Serangoon/Yio Chu Kang road. There is a big canal that runs beside my house. Several of Singapore's last kampong houses stood nearby, where my father used to frequently take my brothers and I on cycling trips to enjoy the rustic feel. One day, when I was 6, my cousins brought over some rackets and we started hitting balls, all kinds of them. We must have lost more than 10 tennis, rubber and pingpong balls into the canal that day. My father saw my ‘hitting power’ and enrolled me in the Singapore Tennis Association SPEX programme. I trained at the Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre until I was 10 years old, before moving to Kallang Tennis Centre. That was when my passion for the sport began and it has been like that ever since.”

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Sherwin Foo Shi Yun, Tennis
 
Sport Heroes in Aljunied GRC…
  • Roanne Ho, Swimming
  • Sherwin Foo Shi Yun, Tennis
  • Dylan Wong U Fai, Track and Field
 
ANG MO KIO GRC
  • Sport Heroes in Ang Mo Kio GRC…
  • Jason Wong Guang Liang, Badminton
  • Ryan Ng Zin Rei, Badminton
  • David Chan Wei Ren, Fencing (Staff)
  • Griselda Khng, Sailing
  • Malcolm Low Wei Yang, Swimming
  • Debbie Soh Li Fei, Synchronised Swimming         
  • Lynette Goh Hui Yu, Track and Field
  • T Piriyah, Track and Field
 
BISHAN-TOA PAYOH GRC
“My teammates Amanda Lim, Lynette Lim and Rainer Ng live in Toa Payoh and we hang out together quite a bit at Toa Payoh Hub or Toa Payoh Mall buying electronic gadgets, watching movies and eating. I know that when I go to the Sea Games, I will have Toa Payoh cheering me on because there’s always someone wishing me good luck and telling me, ‘jia you’ when I’m at a public place. I can’t thank Singapore enough for their constant support.”

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Tao Li, Swimming 

Sport Heroes in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC…
  • Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Badminton
  • Howard Saw Hui-Zhe, Bowling                                          
  • Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Bowling
  • New Huifen, Bowling                                                            
  • Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Gymnastics
  • Shelby Lian Koh, Netball
  • Tao Li, Swimming
  • Stephanie Chen Mei Qi, Synchronised Swimming
  • Natalie Chen Mei Qing, Synchronised Swimming
  • Wendy Enn, Track and Field
 
CHUA CHU KANG GRC
Sport Heroes in Chua Chu Kang GRC…
  • Elaine Chua Yi Ling, Badminton
  • Brandan Tan Wei-an, Bowling
  • Fong Kay Yian, Diving
  • Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi, Football
  • Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en, Pencak Silat
  • Nur Fazlin Juma'en, Pencak Silat
  • Eugenia Tan Yan Ning, Track and Field
  • Denise Chen Yiwei, Water Polo
 
EAST COAST GRC
Sport Heroes in East Coast GRC…
  • Sean Lee Kwan Ting, Badminton
  • Ong Ren Ne, Badminton
  • Darren Choy Wong Loong, Sailing
 
HOLLAND-BUKIT TIMAH GRC
“I live close to Hindhede Nature Park and Bukit Timah Reserve. I’ve trekked up Bukit Timah Hill many times to see the different species of plants and small animals. The area is peaceful and I get some exercise as well. The air is fresh because of the thousands of trees in the forest, but trees also attract a lot of rain. Wild monkeys find their way out of the forest and I frequently see families of them chilling out along the curbside of the roads in the estate. Some of the more daring ones climb over the walls of our homes. I’ve had my food stolen a few times.”

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Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Table Tennis 

Sport Heroes in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC…
  • Yeo Jia Min, Badminton
  • Abdul Hadi Uda Thith, Golf
  • Clement Lim Yong’En, Swimming
  • Lee Mei Shuang, Synchronised Swimming
  • Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Table Tennis
  • Loke En Yuan, Water Polo
 
HOUGANG
“When I am not training or studying, I like to unwind by cycling along the Serangoon Park connector and enjoy the scenery of the North Eastern Riverline Loop. Having the wind in my face feels a little like sailing, but without the water. Being in touch with nature always helps me to relax. I will usually stop by the Selegie Soya Bean outlet along Upper Serangoon Road, on my way home, for a bowl of tau huay. After each cycling session, I always feel recharged.”

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Victoria Chan Jing Hua, Sailing 

Sport Heroes in Hougang…
  • Scott Glenn Sydney, Sailing
  • Victoria Chan Jing Hua, Sailing
 
JOO CHIAT
“There are lots of good food near where I live. On weekends, my family and I usually eat out at one of the hawker centres or eateries. As a water baby, of course I am thrilled to have the beach and sea within walking distance. Occasionally, I will take a leisurely walk to East Coast Park to enjoy the sea breeze and cool night air.”

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Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Synchronised Swimming
 
Sport Heroes in Joo Chiat…
  • Chantal Liew Li-Shan, Swimming
  • Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Synchronised Swimming
 
JURONG GRC
Sport Heroes in Jurong…
  • Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Bowling
  • Muhumamad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, Bowling
  • Ng Chiew Pang, Bowling
  • Mohammad Fashah Iskandar S Rosedin, Football
  • Muhammad Syazwan Buhari, Football
  • Muhammad Zakir Samsudin, Football
  • Pravin Guanasagaran, Football
 
MARINE PARADE GRC
Sport Heroes in Marine Parade GRC…
  • Muhammad Afiq Mat Noor, Football
  • Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid, Pencak Silat
  • Nigel Lim Swee Hon, Shooting
 
MOULMEIN-KALLANG GRC
“I live in Bukit Timah and though traffic can be a little crazy at times with so many schools in the area, I love how it's accessible to almost everywhere in Singapore. The best part is, it's close to Newton Food Centre which has one of my favorite Hokkien Mee stall. :)"

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Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Bowling
 
MOULMEIN-KALLANG GRC
“My father used to bring me to MacRitchie Reservoir to run. Nowadays, I travel so much for competitions that I rarely have time to do that, but he and my brother often spend Sunday afternoons there – I’m so jealous. I love the nearby Upper Thomson area. I always hang out there with my friends because there’s everything there. I love the Thai cuisine served up at E-Sarn. There’s also a very good roti prata shop and just 5 metres away, there’s an ice cream shop. Further down the road, there’s soya bean. There’s so much to eat along this food street. I still haven’t tried everything yet. Now you see why I need to run?”

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Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan, Fencing
 
Sport Heroes in Moulmein-Kallang GRC…
  • Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Bowling
  • Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan, Fencing
  • Cheng Jian Huan, Shooting
  • Nuruljannah Mohamed Zulkifli, Track and Field
  • Sasha Siew Hoon Christian, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
 
NEE SOON GRC
Sport Heroes in Nee Soon GRC…
  • Stanely Ng Yong Woo, Football
  • Hoong En Qi, Swimming
  • Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Tennis
  • Dipna Lim Prasad, Track and Field
  • Owyong Liang Qi, Track and Field
 
PASIR RIS-PUNGGOL GRC
“Shopping malls, cinemas, parks, the beach… Everything is just a short distance away from where I live in Pasir Ris. I love the beach best. During my free time, I will head to the beach to relax. The constant lapping of the waves is calming , especially after a tiring day of training or competition.”

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Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin, Pencak Silat
 
PASIR RIS-PUNGGOL GRC
“One Sunday morning, our Member of Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, visited my family during one of his regular house visits. I wasn’t home, and remembering that DPM Teo was at that time also President of the Singapore National Olympic Council, my parents showed him a MILO can which featured me. Guess what they did? They took a picture together – DPM Teo, my parents and me, on the MILO can.”

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Calvin Kang Li Loong, Track and Field
 
Sport Heroes in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC…
  • Loh Kean Hean, Badminton
  • Loh Kean Yew, Badminton
  • Cheryl Lim, Fencing
  • Muhammad Nurullah Mohamed Hussein, Football
  • Zeng Qiyan, Gymnastics
  • Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin, Pencak Silat
  • Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau'ddin, Pencak Silat
  • Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful, Pencak Silat
  • Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful, Pencak Silat
  • Daniella Ng Hui Min, Sailing
  • Benedict Boon Ji Chao, Swimming
  • Calvin Kang Li Loong, Track and Field
 
POTONG PASIR
Sport Hero in Potong Pasir…
  • Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Swimming
 
PUNGGOL EAST
Sport Hero in Punggol East…
  • Kugapriya d/o Chandran, Track and Field
 
SEMBAWANG GRC
“I live in Woodlands Drive 14 which is about two streets away from Singapore Sports School. My primary school, Innova Primary School, is located between home and the Sports School, so every day, I became curiouser and curiouser about the Sports School, starting when I was in Primary 5. The Sports School was going to start a Shooting Academy the same year I would be in Secondary 1. I never held a gun in my life but when I found out about the Learn-To-Shoot programme, I quickly signed up for it. I thought it would give me a shot (pardon the pun) at joining the Sports School. And here I am!”

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Martina Lindsay P Veloso, Shooting
 
Sport Heroes in Sembawang GRC…
  • Liang Xiao Yu, Badminton
  • Javier Tan Jun Juan, Bowling
  • Joel Tan Eng An, Bowling
  • Adam Swandi, Football
  • Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi, Football
  • Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman, Pencak Silat
  • Jovina Choo Bei Fen, Sailing
  • Martina Lindsay P Veloso, Shooting
  • Wong Ting Wei, Shooting
  • Isabelle Li Siyun, Table Tennis
 
SENGKANG WEST
Sport Hero in Sengkang West…
  • Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, Tennis
 
TAMPINES GRC
“I like that the three malls – Century Square, Tampines 1 and Tampines Mall – are located next to each other in Tampines. I can find everything I need at the malls – food, fashion and sport apparel, electronic gadgets and a cinema. To de-stress, I enjoy watching movies. I have a choice of two cinemas to watch movies at. I seldom have to worry about tickets being sold out especially if the movie is a popular one.”

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Terry Hee Yong Kai, Badminton
 
TAMPINES GRC
“My closest friends and relatives live near me, so I have support constantly. This keeps me motivated to train and compete as a full-time athlete. Living in the same area as my close friends also makes it easier to meet up in between my frequent travels overseas. And, of course, not forgetting Tampines Rovers FC, our neighbourhood football club. I grew up watching The Stags play at Tampines Stadium. When I was old enough to kick a ball, I joined their football academy which honed my skills before I entered Singapore Sports School.”

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Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Football
 
Sport Heroes in Tampines GRC…
  • Tan Wei Han, Badminton
  • Terry Hee Yong Kai, Badminton
  • Muhammad Al-Qaasimy Abdul Rahman, Football
  • Safirul Sulaiman, Football
  • Muhammad Shahfiq Ghani, Football
  • Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani, Pencak Silat
  • Pang Sheng Jun, Swimming
  • Muhammad Naqib Asmin, Track and Field
  • Veronica Shanti Pereira, Track and Field
 
TANJONG PAGAR GRC
Sport Heroes in Tanjong Pagar GRC…
  • Irfan Fandi Ahmad, Football
  • Marc Ong Chong Ching, Golf
  • Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Synchronised Swimming
  • Stefan Tseng Ke Chen, Track and Field
 
WEST COAST GRC
“That the Sea Games golf competition is going to be held at Sentosa Golf Club, my home club, in my neighbourhood, holds extra special meaning to me. I remember looking out of the window whenever we drove past the Sentosa Gateway, and onto the bridge, before entering Sentosa Island. This is where I have been training for the last 4 years. My dad would drive me for my practice sessions every Sunday. I always look forward to it because I enjoy the game ever since I first picked up the golf clubs when I was 7. After every practice session, we would go to one of the nearby hawker centers for dinner before going for a walk along the beach at West Coast Park, which is a stone’s throw away from my house.”

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Amanda Tan, Golf
 
WEST COAST GRC
“I spent seven of my growing up years in Woodlands, at Singapore Sports School’s Boarding School. When I returned home to Boon Lay Drive for the weekend, I would curl up in bed with a good book. When I was a primary school pupil, I played basketball on the court in my precinct with a group of boys who were in their mid-teens. They tried hard not to knock me over because I was so little and they were so big, and just a little nudge would send me flying. When I fell, I quickly picked myself up again and went for the ball as if I were their age and size. I learnt to be fearless. Thanks, boys!”

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Courtesy of Netball Singapore
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan, Netball
 
Sport Heroes in West Coast GRC…
  • Amanda Tan, Golf
  • Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Bowling
  • Kimberly Lim Wei Yan, Netball
  • Nur Izlyn Zaini, Track and Field

Woodlands, Home Of Champions

Shirley Tan-Oehler
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications
 
 Posted: 6 March 2015
 
Besides Singapore Sports School, footballer Adam Swandi, shooter Martina Lindsay P Veloso and table tennis player Isabelle Li Siyun share a common home – Woodlands.
 
In the weeks leading up to the 28th Southeast Asian Games, organisers of the sport extravaganza from 5 to 16 June 2015 will likely be involving the three national athletes at community road shows and sport festivals to introduce them to residents in the northern town of Singapore.
 
During a doorstop interview on the side lines of The Straits Times Athlete of the Year presentation on 5 March 2015, Mr Lawrence Wong said: “We will be bringing the athletes to the community, linking up and connecting the athletes back to the communities and towns that they are from. So if an athlete grew up in Marine Parade, we will bring the athlete back to that community. Then the community will feel a sense of connection with the athlete and will cheer for their hometown heroes.”
 
The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth said the organisers have pulled out all stops for a successful gathering of more than 7,000 athletes from 11 nations and it’s up to Singaporeans to back the Singapore athletes.
 
“We have done everything we can, whether it is the organisation, the system, the athletes, the volunteers. We leave it to Singaporeans to respond enthusiastically and support the Sea Games, support the athletes, who are putting in so much effort to bring glory to Singapore.”
 
Mr Wong said the momentum is steadily building up and he hopes Singaporeans will get behind the athletes and cheer together as One Team Singapore.
 
“We hope that Singaporeans will take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, because you won’t get the Sea Games back in Singapore again till another 20-plus years. There is the Asean Para Games as well and it is the first time we’re hosting it. We will do everything we can to build up the excitement. Our athletes are gearing up and putting all the efforts to do well. I hope that Singaporeans will respond and take the opportunity to cheer for Team Singapore and make sure we have a successful Sea Games this year.”
 
WATCH THIS SPACE
Singapore Sports School has 147 student-athletes, alumni and staff on the Sea Games Provisional Athletes’ List and we will tell you who lives where so that you can support your own local heroes.

Video

Celebrate The Extraordinary by Sport Singapore
Isabelle Li Siyun


People Behind Extraordinary by Singtel


Serve The Beats by STTA
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu


Isabelle Li Siyun


Singapore Badminton by SuperSports 360