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Shuttlers Record 5th Grand Slam

2019 National School Games

Student-athletes have added four more Championship titles to Singapore Sports School in the 2019 National School Games season, bringing the count to 14. The action begins for our “C” Division bowlers, footballers, netballers and shooters in July 2019.

Badminton Academy student-athletes brought home Sports School’s most recent Championship titles having triumphed in the Boys and Girls “B” and “C” Divisions at the National School Badminton Championships. They enjoyed a near-perfect end to the NSG season, winning all but one match in the 20 that were contested during the Finals on 16 April 2019.

Sports School’s shuttlers rose to the challenges posed by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Raffles Institution in the “B” and “C” Boys respectively, and Raffles Girls’ School in the “B” and “C” Girls, to score their fifth Grand Slam in six years.

The Academy had previously won the North Zone trophies as well on 6 and 7 March before starting their campaign in the national round on 25 March.

Gymnastics (Rhythmic)
Sophia Ho Jin Wen stood out among her competitors up to a year older than her at the 2019 National School Gymnastics Championships to clinch the Individual All-Around silver medal. The Secondary 1 rhythmic gymnast from Sports School demonstrated good technique and skill in the “C” Division competition from 17 to 18 April to win another 1 gold (Rope), 1 silver (Ball) and 2 bronze (Clubs and Ribbon) medals in the four apparatus routines.

With a ball in hand, this time, one weighing less than 1lb instead of the 14lbs she’s accustomed to, bowler Caitlan Lim Le Yi lofted the ball to put one on the scoreboard for Singapore Sports School in the 2019 National School Netball Championships “A” Division preliminary round game against Temasek Junior College. Caitlan, badminton player Tyu Ke Wei and long jumper Rachel Cheong were part of the nine-strong “A” Division team at the National School Games.

With barely one month since coming together as a team, Sports School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student-athletes scored two wins in as many games in the preliminary rounds. They stood strongly against Raffles Institution on 8 May, but were unable to overcome their stronger opponents and settled at 55-63.

Sports School’s “A” Division team finished strong with a victory in their final preliminary round game against Catholic Junior College, beating their opponents 62-22, for their third win in four games. Unfortunately, they were unable to progress into the Quarter-Finals

In the “B” Division competition, Sports School’s netballers put up a good fight despite facing stiff competition in the national round. They sailed through the Preliminary Round with wins in all three matches to advance into the Quarter-Finals. Both Preliminary and Quarter-Final rounds were played in the round-robin format.

The school’s netballers were slated to meet Tanjong Katong Secondary School in their final match of the NSG season. The stakes were higher in this second encounter with TKSS. Both teams had met six days prior in the Quarter-Finals, with TKSS winning the match by a two-point margin. This time, Sports School and TKSS were evenly matched at the end of four quarters of the bronze-medal match on 24 April 2019, tying at 26 points. Just one point separated both teams at the end of extra time after TKSS slipped in the last goal with one minute left on the clock.

Earlier in the season, Sports School’s “B” Division team had brought back the North Zone title for the school on 1 March.

Secondary 3 student-athlete Clydi Chan was Sports School’s top performer at the 2019 National School Swimming Championships with 2 individual gold medals from the Girls “B” Division 200m Freestyle and Individual Medley. Kwok Sin Yu, Stephanie Clarissa Kwa (Secondary 2) and Mitchell Ang Li (Secondary 4) also contributed 1 gold medal apiece to the school’s total medal tally of 5 golds, 16 silvers and 30 bronzes across the “A”, “B” and “C” Division competition at the OCBC Aquatic Centre from 22 to 26 April 2019.

The Swimming Academy’s performance in the “B” and “C” Boys and Girls won them the Overall 3rd prize in their respective Divisions.

Boys “B” Division: Beat Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 5-0
Girls “B” Division: Beat Raffles Girls’ School 5-0
Boys “C” Division: Beat Raffles Institution 5-0
Girls “C” Division: Beat Raffles Girls’ School 4-1

Gymnastics (Rhythmic)
Sophia Ho Jin Wen (Girls “C” Division)
2nd – Individual All-Around
1st – Rope
2nd – Ball
3rd – Clubs
3rd – Ribbon

‘A’ Division
Preliminary Round
v Nanyang Junior College: Won 55-48
v Temasek Junior College: Won 79-13
v Raffles Institution: Lost 55-63
v Catholic Junior College: Won 62-22

‘B’ Division
Preliminary Round
v St Hilda’s Secondary School: Won 35-25
v St. Margaret’s Secondary School: Won 34-9
v Bukit Panjang Government High School: Won 34-11

v Tanjong Katong Secondary School: Lost 28-30
v Raffles Girls’ School: Won 29-22
v Nan Hua High School: Won 33-16

v St Hilda’s Secondary School: Lost 32-37

Bronze-Medal Match
v Tanjong Katong Secondary School: Lost 33-34

‘A’ Division
Nicholas Rachmadi
3rd – Boys 200m Freestyle
3rd – Boys 1,500m Freestyle

Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
2nd – Girls 400m Freestyle
2nd – Girls 800m Freestyle

Renee Wee Yu Ting
2nd – Girls 50m Freestyle
3rd – Girls 100m Freestyle

‘B’ Division
Andre Kang Wen Ming
3rd – Boys 50m Butterfly

Beatrice Lee Yi Yee
3rd – Girls 50m Backstroke

Candice Ang Ruo Han
3rd – Girls 400m Freestyle
3rd – Girls 800m Freestyle

Clydi Chan
1st – Girls 200m Individual Medley
1st – Girls 200m Freestyle

Crystal Leong Jingping
3rd – Girls 100m Butterfly
2nd – Girls 200m Butterfly

Ervina Lim Qianhui
2nd – Girls 400m Freestyle
2nd – Girls 800m Freestyle

Jerald Lium
2nd – Boys 200m Freestyle

Megan Cho Jit
3rd – Girls 100m Breaststroke

Mitchell Ang Li
1st – Boys 50m Freestyle
2nd – Boys 100m Freestyle

Raeann Tan
3rd – Girls 200m Freestyle

Sean Patrick
3rd – Boys 200m Freestyle

Vanessa Ong
2nd – Girls 50m Butterfly
2nd – Girls 100m Butterfly

Boys 4x50m Freestyle Relay
3rd – Andre Kang Wen Ming, Kim Yong Zen An, Mitchell Ang Li, Sean Patrick

Girls 4x50m Freestyle Relay
3rd – Clydi Chan, Crystal Leong Jing Ping, Ervina Lim Qianhui, Vanessa Ong

‘C’ Division
Carol Rachmadi
2nd – Girls 200m Individual Medley
2nd – Girls 200m Backstroke

Dora Kwok Sin Yu
1st – Girls 50m Freestyle
2nd – Girls 50m Backstroke

Elyza Melinda Mak
3rd – Girls 50m Freestyle
3rd – Girls 50m Butterfly

Janel Susastra
3rd – Girls 400m Freestyle

Jarrett Liew Yao Rong
3rd – Boys 50m Butterfly

Leroy Lock
3rd – Boys 400m Freestyle

Lim Wan Ting
3rd – Girls 100m Freestyle
3rd – Girls 200m Freestyle
Quentin Tan Guan Ting
3rd – Boys 50m Breaststroke
3rd – Boys 100m Breaststroke

Sage Tan
3rd – Boys 100m Freestyle
3rd – Boys 200m Freestyle

Stephanie Clarissa Kwa
1st – Girls 200m Freestyle
3rd – Girls 100m Butterfly

Trina Ling Sze Yi
2nd – Girls 100m Backstroke
3rd – Girls 200m Backstroke

Boys 4x50m Freestyle Relay
3rd – Jarett Liew Yao Rong, Leroy Lock, Quentin Tan Guan Ting, Sage Tan

Girls 4x50m Freestyle Relay
2nd – Elyssa Melinda Mak, Kwok Sin Yu, Janel Susastra, Stephanie Clarissa Kwa

*Editor’s Note: Information is accurate as at publication date.