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Assembly programmes are planned to nurture Learned Champions With Character, and to inculcate the Champion’s Mindset in Singapore Sports School student-athletes.
Lessons From The Champions
The Lessons From The Champions series was created to inspire and motivate student-athletes towards fulfilling their sport dreams. Sport champions and sport personalities are invited to share their stories of overcoming challenges to achieve their goals and provide practical tips on how to become a champion.
Student-athletes have had opportunities to learn from and interact with champions like figure skater and five-time World Champion Michelle Kwan, football legends Pele and Eric Cantona, sprinter and Singapore great Canagasabai Kunalan and former swimming world champion Mark Foster. Sailor Dr Benedict Tan and triathlete Dr Mok Ying Ren, two examples of successful student-athletes, shared pointers on how to succeed in sport while managing studies.
The following personalities, which include Sports School alumni, have come to speak with our student-athletes and inspired them over the years:
Dr Darren Chua, Para-Table Tennis (Singapore)
GO Sailing (Griselda Khng and Olivia Chen Yu Tong), Sailing (Singapore)
Jozsef Nagy, Swimming – Coach (Hungary)
Shim Jaesung, Fencing – Coach (South Korea)
Jeremy Tong, Mountaineering (Singapore)
Scott Ang Yi Qiang, Triathlon (Singapore)
Theresa Goh, Para-Swimming (Singapore)
Singapore Women's Everest Team, Mountaineering (Singapore)
Zac Leow, Para-Athletics (Singapore)
Dr Mok Ying Ren, Triathlon (Singapore)
Lim Ngee Huat and Yong Yuen Cheng, Marathon (Singapore)
Dr Benedict Tan (Singapore)
Lee Wung Yew, Shooting (Singapore)
Lim Heem Wei, Gymnastics (Singapore)
Ian James Thorpe, OAM, Swimming (Australia)
Taufik Hidayat, Badminton (Indonesia)
Lee Chong Wei, Badminton (Malaysia)
Jose Mourinho, Football (Portugal)
Mark Foster, Swimming (Great Britain)
Feng Tianwei and Li Jiawei, Table Tennis (Singapore)
Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating (USA)
Cobi Jones (USA), Eric Cantona (France) and Pele (Brazil), Football
Student Development Programme
The Sports School plans a series of workshops to help equip all-rounded student-athletes with the skills to make informed decisions and take responsibility for their choices. Through the workshops, student-athletes acquire entrepreneurial skills, learn about personal grooming and discover more about themselves.