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A Lampang Special
Singapore Sports School produced its best ever performance at the Thailand Sports School Games, winning 73 Gold, 49 Silver and 37 Bronze medals to finish second in the overall medal tally. In the 16th edition of the Games held in Lampang, our contingent of 160 student-athletes competed against 25 Sports School from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in fencing,netball, silat, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track and field. Two Southeast Asian Games-bound alumni, Veronica Shanti Pereira and Muhammad Naqib Asmin, were also part of this year’s contingent.
The Swimming Academy led the medal chase with 48 Gold, 22 Silver and 13 Bronze medals. Apart from winning the Boys’ and Girls’ overall titles, Ong Bang Zheng and Denissa Tan were also presented the Best Performance Awards. Bang Zheng won 6 Gold medals and set 6 meet records while Denissa won 4 Gold medals and set 5 meet records.
The Track and Field Academy contributed 10 Gold, 9 Silver and 8 Bronze medals with Veronica Shanti Pereira winning the Girls’ Under 18 100m, 200m and 4x100m event. This was also Shanti’s fifth appearance at the Games and the fifth consecutive year that she has won the 200m event.
The Table Tennis and Shooting Academy won 7 and 5 Gold medals respectively. The Fencing Academy won 14 Gold medals but it did not contribute to the overall medal tally as fencing was a demonstration sport this year.
This was the first year that we are represented in silat and our exponents contributed 2 Gold medals. We also brought our tennis players to Thailand and Enzo Chua successfully defended his Boys’ Under 14 Singles title to win the team’s only gold medal in tennis. The Netball Academy, represented by the under 13 team this year, did well enough to win a bronze medal despite playing in the Under 16 competition.
Singapore Sports School was presented Championship trophies for finishing with the most points in Swimming (Boys’ and Girls’), Shooting (Girls’) and Table Tennis (Girls’).
Click below for the individual sport’s results: