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‘A’ For Effort At The Asian Games

19th Asian Games

At the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China, from 23 September to 8 October 2023, past and present student-athletes from Singapore Sports School made their mark by contributing significantly to Team Singapore's medal count. They secured 1 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals, which accounted for nearly 44% of Singapore's overall medal tally, comprising 3 gold, 6 silver, and 7 bronze medals.

This remarkable achievement was made possible by the participation of 24 current and 41 former student-athletes who proudly represented Singapore in various sports. Notably, alumna Kimberly Ong Li Ling won the nation's first medal on 25 September with a bronze in the Women's Changquan event.

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Kimberly Ong 

Experienced Wushu competitor and alumnus Jowen Lim Si Wei executed a stellar routine, earning a silver medal in the Men's Daoshu/Gunshu All-Around event.

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Jowen Lim 

Sailing alumni Cecilia Low Rui Qi, Denise Lim Ke Xin, and Victoria Chan Jing Hua also played their part by contributing 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. Denise and her husband, Justin Liu, teamed up to secure a silver medal in Mixed Multihull (Nacra 47), while Cecilia, in collaboration with sailing partner Kimberly Lim, secured third place in the Women's Skiff (49erFX) event. Victoria clinched the bronze medal in the Women's Single-Handed (ILCA6) event.
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Denise Lim and her husband, Justin Liu 

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Cecilia Low 
A significant highlight of the Games came from alumna Veronica Shanti Pereira, also known as Singapore’s sprint queen. Shanti made the nation proud by winning a silver medal in the Women's 100m, marking Singapore's first athletics medal at the Asian Games since 1974. The cheers grew even louder as Shanti claimed a well-deserved gold medal in the 200m finals with an impressive time of 23.03 seconds.

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Veronica Shanti Pereira 
Team Sports School’s athletes also made significant strides with remarkable performances. Keenan Brunkard, the youngest Team Singapore competitor and roller skater achieved a personal best in Men's Inline Freestyle Skating Slalom, while Jerald Lium broke his personal record during the Men's 800m Freestyle finals. In Women's Changquan, Wushu exponent Zoe Tan Ziyi narrowly missed a podium finish, coming in fourth with only a 0.003-point difference from her senior, Kimberly Ong.

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Keenan Brunkard
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Jerald Lium
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Zoe Lim Ziyi

The success of these student-athletes on the international stage was truly heartwarming. Their unwavering dedication and passion for excellence shone brightly as they competed with utmost commitment, making Singapore proud.

All Photos By: Singapore National Sports Council and Sport Singapore


Athletics Women’s 200m – Veronica Shanti Pereira

Athletics Women’s 100m – Veronica Shanti Pereira
Sailing Mixed Multihull (Nacra 47) – Denise Lim Ke Xin
Wushu Men’s Daoshu/Gunshu All-Around – Jowen Lim Si Wei

Sailing Women’s Skiff (49erFX) – Cecilia Low Rui Qi
Sailing Women's Single-Handed (ILCA6) –Victoria Chan Jing Hua
Wushu Women’s Changquan – Kimberly Ong Li Ling

Personal Bests
Roller Skating Men’s Inline Freestyle Skating Slalom – Keenan Brunkard
Swimming Men’s 800m Freestyle – Jerald Lium

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