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Winning Experience At Thailand Sports School Games

24th Thailand Sports School Games

17 student-athletes from the Swimming Academy and 33 student-athletes from the Track and Field Academy set off to Lampang, Chiangmai in a quest for medals at the Thailand Sports School Games (TSSG) which was held from 22 to 30 July 2023. However, it became an adventure of self-discovery and camaraderie for the student-athletes.

Our swimmers led the charge, earning an impressive medal haul of 11 gold, 15 silver and 10 bronze medals. Out of the 50 events that the team took part in, personal bests were unlocked in 60% of them. Swimmers ventured into unfamiliar events, which led to the revelation of hidden strengths and a valuable lesson on perseverance. Among the winners are double gold medallists Caleb Chong Jia Yao, Joy Neo Ning Suan, Julia Yeo Shu Ning and Reyes Loh Shao En who had the opportunity to stand at the top of the podium twice during the competition. Reyes Loh was named the Under-16 Most Valuable Player and coach Roderick Eng was recognised as the Under-16 Best Boys’ Coach among all participating schools.

Following suit, the Track and Field Academy showcased its prowess against tough competition from 35 Sports School including those from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Their efforts resulted in 3 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals, and they set 46 personal bests in the 96 events they competed in.

Lucas Fun Le Cong and Audrey Koh Shun Yi stood out and won gold medals for 110m and 400m hurdles respectively among the Under-18s. Lucas’s win in the heats and finals of the 110m hurdles race with a personal best timing of 15.12s puts him in good stead for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games. Audrey's victory in the 400m hurdles showcased her unyielding perseverance as she secured a photo-finish win, defeating her competitors by a mere 0.03s. She also set a new personal best while winning a bronze medal in the 400m finals and played a crucial role in the 4x400m race, helping her team improve their timing significantly.

Also, the competition witnessed friendly rivalry between teammates Muhammad Aaryan Shah Azhar and Veroy Jia Hao Chua in the Under-14 Boys’ Long Jump event as they vied for the top position. Aaryan ultimately claimed victory with a 5.92m jump and Veroy secured 2nd after jumping 5.63m.

Wilson Tan Shen Kai also impressed even though he was the only Secondary 1 tracker on the trip. He rose to the occasion and won his first international medal – a bronze - and set a new personal best of 1.62m in high jump.

Out of the 35 Sports Schools that competed, the Under-18 Girls’ team and Under-14 Boys’ team ranked 4th overall at the end of the competition.

The event was particularly special for the two academies as they returned to the competition after a hiatus caused by the pandemic. The student-athletes eagerly anticipated this annual event, where they could showcase their talents against some of the finest young athletes from the region and experience the thrill of a complete sports games extravaganza, complete with grand opening and closing ceremonies.

Student-athletes cherished the competition experience, embracing newfound strengths, setting remarkable records, and forging unbreakable bonds of team spirit.


Swimming Academy
Caleb Chong-  50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
Isaac Chua- 400m Freestyle
Joy Neo - 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke
Julia Yeo - 50m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly
Kidd Ang - 200m Freestyle
Lim Cheng Yu - 1500m Freestyle
Reyes Loh -  100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle
Amelia Lim- 400m Freestyle
Ang Shin Siong - 100m Breaststroke
Isaac Chua - 200m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly
Javen Soh - 50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle
Julia Yeo - 100m Freestyle
Kidd Ang - 400m Freestyle
Magdalene Lee- 50m Backstroke
Mikel Low - 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke
Lim Cheng Yu - 100m Butterfly
Samantha Rejenthran - 200m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly
Yam Yu En - 50m Freestyle
Anakin Chee - 100m Breaststroke
Ang Shin Siong - 1500m Freestyle
Egan Chin - 200m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke
Javen Soh - 400m Freestyle
Joy Neo - 400m Freestyle
Reyes Loh - 50m Breaststroke
Yam Yu En - 200m Freestyle
Zachary Chew- 100m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle
Track And Field Academy

Audrey Koh Shun Yi  - U18 Girls 400 Metres Hurdles
Muhammad Aaryan Shah Azhar - U14 Boys Long Jump
Lucas Fun Le Cong - U18 Boys 110 Metres Hurdles

Ashley Jia En Seah -  U14 Girls 100 Metres Hurdles
Janelle Lum Wai Yan - U18 Girls 2,000 Metres Steeplechase
Samantha Theresa Ortega -  U18 Girls Long Jump
Sharifah Falisha Syed Ahmed Riadh - U18 Girls Triple Jump
Veroy Jia Hao Chua - U14 Boys Long Jump, U14 Boys 110 Metres Hurdles
Neo En Yu - U16 Girls 400m 
Bernyce Koh Jing Xuan, Bevlyn Shi Xuan, Neo En Yu, Zara Almira Abdul Aziz, Koh - U16 Girls 4x100m

Audrey Koh Shun Yi - U18 Girls 400 Metres
Janelle Lum Wai Yan - U18 Girls 1,500 Metres
Jayden Ng - U16 Boys Octathlon
Muhammad Azim Ali - U14 Boys 800 Metres
Nikita Mae Jing-yu Meyers - U18 Girls Long Jump
Wilson Shen Kai Tan - U14 Boys High Jump 

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