Best TSSG Showing Ever – At Ubonratchatani
If you thought Singapore Sports School's performance at last year's Thailand Sports School Games was good, this year's is even better. Our School clinched 66 Gold, 57 Silver and 31 Bronze medals and finished second behind Suphanburi Sports School in the overall medal tally. It is our School's best showing in Thailand since it first participated at the Games in 2005 last year, our School won 62 Gold, 52 Silver and 32 Bronze medals and finished third in the overall standings.
This year, our contingent of 173 student-athletes competed in a record number of nine sports - Cycling, Football, Golf, Netball, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Track and Field. Our School won seven overall Championship trophies in Golf (Girls), Netball, Shooting (Boys), Swimming (Boys and Girls) and Table Tennis (Boys and Girls).
Our student-athletes also won individual accolades for their outstanding performances. Veronica Shanti Pereira won three Gold medals and was named the Best Female Athlete in the Track and Field competition. This is the third time she received this award, having previously won it in 2009 and 2011. Swimmer Phiangkhwan Pawapotako was named the Best Female Swimmer, winning 6 Gold Medals and setting 6 new Games records. Netballer Nur' Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman was named Outstanding Player of the netball tournament, while paddler Ang Wan Qi won the Best Female Player in the Table Tennis competition. Swimming Academy Manager/Coach Eugene Chia was named Best Coach.
While in Thailand, our student-athletes also participated in a Community Involvement Project. This year, accompanied by teachers Raymond Mak, Mohmad Shafiee Barahim, Thomas Than and Tok Gee Hong, they visited two schools - a school for under-privileged children and another for autistic children. Our student-athletes interacted with the children, planned games for them and gave them items donated by student-athletes and their families and staff. These items included toiletries, stationaries, toys, books and clothing.
As we celebrate yet another successful outing in Thailand, the student-athletes are already looking forward to competing at Lampang next year.