Shining Stars Roar At 2019 Sea Games
Philippines 2019 Southeast Asian Games
53 is the magic number for Singapore Sports School at the Philippines 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The Sports School’s past and present athletes who were part of the Team Singapore 659-strong contingent returned home with 53 medals – 13 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Team Singapore also achieved a whopping 53 golds out of the total medal haul of 167 at the 2019 SEA Games held from 30 November to 11 December 2019 in Philippines. This is the Sports School’s best medal contribution in proportion to the contingent’s total medal tally yet.
The 30th edition of the much-awaited biennial sports extravaganza was nothing short of action-packed and exhilarating as 96 of the Sports School’s past and present student-athletes put their best foot forward against the region’s best. They gave the school much reason to celebrate as 64 of them were podium finishers. This includes 29 out of the 43 debutants who were decked with SEA Games medals at their first go at the highly competitive games itself.
Among the highlights of the 2019 SEA Games was the all-Singapore and all-Sports School finals between table tennis players, Koen Pang Yew En and Clarence Chew Zhe Yu. 17-year-old Koen capped off a wonderful SEA Games debut by defeating Clarence in straight sets to win the Men’s Singles title. Koen is the first Singapore-born male to win the Men’s Singles title. Koen, Clarence and Josh Chua Shao Ha were part of the first all local-born 4-member Men’s Table Tennis team to be fielded in the Games since 1997.
Debutants – Constance Lien Tian-En and Sheena Soh – went into the record books as they won gold medals in Jiu Jitsu and Underwater Hockey, which are new sports introduced at this year’s SEA Games. Badminton’s Loh Kean Yew was also the first Singaporean to make it to the Men’s Singles finals since 2007. After a tightly fought game against Malaysian Lee Zii Jia, Kean Yew settled for a silver medal. Also, the all-Sports School Air Rifle quartet who represented Singapore returned home with at least one medal each. It was the same for the nine Team Sports School fencers who clinched at least one medal each in various events, including Amita Berthier who retained her Women’s Foil individual gold first won in 2017. She also won the Team gold.
Veteran bowler New Hui Fen’s hat trick of gold medals which includes 2 individual titles, has made her the best performer among Team Sports School at this year’s Games. Three National Records in swimming were also set by 6-time gold medallist Amanda Lim Xiang Qi in the Women’s 50m Freestyle and 4x100m Freestyle Relay, and by debutant Maximillian Ang Wei in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke.
As the SEA Games is an important milestone in every student-athlete’s journey, they face tremendous pressure and anxiety before and during the Games. However, together with the rest of Singapore, we witnessed our shining stars show up with high spirits and confidence. They rose above the challenges to give good finishes or achieve their personal bests.
Thank you, to our past and present student-athletes, for their hard work, sacrifice and resilience. Their achievements would not have been possible without the strong support and guidance of parents, Sports School’s staff, National Sport Associations, Singapore Sports Institute, National Youth Sport Institute, Singapore National Olympic Council, Sport Singapore and Sponsors.
RoarAsOne for Team Singapore!
Aquatics Women’s 50m Freestyle – Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (new SEA Games Record)
Aquatics Women’s 4X100m Relay - Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (new SEA Games and National Record)
Bowling Women’s Singles – New Hui Fen
Bowling Women’s Masters – New Hui Fen
Bowling Women’s Team – Daphne Tan Shi Jing and New Hui Fen
Fencing Women’s Foil Individual – Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier
Fencing Women’s Foil Team - Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier and Tatiana Wong Yu Rong
Ice Skating (Speed Skating) Men’s 3,000m Relay – Trevor Tan Xuxuan
Jiu Jitsu Women’s Ne-Waza Less 62kg – Constance Lien Tian-En
Pencak Silat Men’s Artistic Team – Hamillatu Arash Juffrie and Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin
Table Tennis Men’s Singles – Koen Pang Yew En
Underwater Hockey Women’s Elite 4x4 – Sheena Soh
Underwater Hockey Women’s Elite 6x6 – Sheena Soh
Aquatics Women’s 3m Diving– Fong Kay Yian
Aquatics Water Polo Women’s Team – Chow Yan Teng, Koh Ting Ting and Koh Xiao Li
Badminton Men’s Singles – Loh Kean Yew
Bowling Women’s Doubles – New Hui Fen
Fencing Women’s Epee Team – Cheryl Lim
Fencing Men’s Epee Team – Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui, Simon Lee Renjie and Tan Weixuan
Golf Men’s Team – Low Wee Jin and Nicklaus Chiam
Netball Women’s Team – Melody Teo, Nur ‘Aqilah Andin Agustino Saman
Pencak Silat Men’s Artistic Singles – Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Sailing Women’s Laser Radial – Victoria Chan Jing Hua
Sailing Mixed Keelboat Fleet Racing – Daniella Ng Hui Min
Sailing Mixed Keelboat Match Racing – Daniella Ng Hui Min
Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle – Ho Xiu Yi
Squash Women’s Team – Au Yeong Wai Yhann
Squash Mixed Team – Au Yeong Wai Yhann
Table Tennis Men’s Singles – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
Table Tennis Men’s Doubles – Koen Pang Yew En
Triathlon & Duathlon (Duathlon Mixed Team Relay) – Nicholas Rachmadi
Triathlon & Duathlon (Triathlon Mixed Team Relay) – Bryce Chong Sheng Cher and Luke Chua Li Rong
Wushu Men’s Daoshu + Gunshu – Jowen Lim Si Wei
Aquatics (Swimming) Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Maximillian Ang Wei (new National Record)
Aquatics (Water Polo) Men’s Team – Goh Wen Zhe
Athletics Women’s 100m – Veronica Shanti Pereira
Athletics Women’s 200m – Veronica Shanti Pereira
Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles – Nur Izlyn Zaini
Badminton Women’s Team – Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann, Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan, Si To Jia Rong, Tan Wei Han and Yeo Jia Min
Badminton Men’s Team – Abel Tan Wen Xing, Jason Teh Jia Heng, Joel Koh Jia Wei, Loh Kean Hean,
Loh Kean Yew, Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei, Terry Hee Yong Kai and Toh Han Zhuo
Bowling Men’s Masters – Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh
Fencing Women’s Epee Individual – Cheryl Lim
Fencing Men’s Sabre Team – Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin and Fong Zheng Jie
Fencing Women’s Sabre Team – Lee Kar Moon
Gymnastics (Artistic) Men’s Horizontal Bar – Sean Yeo Xong Sean
Jiu Jitsu Women’s Ne-Waza Less 49kg – Teh May Yong
Modern Pentathlon Beach Biathle Women’s Individual – Shermaine Tung Kaixin
Pencak Silat Women’s Match Class “B” – Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful
Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle – Muhammad Irwan Abdul Rahman
Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle – Adele Tan Qian Xiu
Shooting Mixed 10m Air Rifle – Adele Tan Qian Xiu and Emmanuel Chan En Yue
Squash Women’s Singles – Au Yeong Wai Yhann
Table Tennis Women’s Doubles – Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru