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History Is Made At Suphanburi

Competing against 20 other sports schools from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, Singapore Sports School held its own and even managed to lead the medal standings for 3 days before eventually being overtaken. In 12 days of intense competition, the SSP contingent of 188 student-athletes and staff threw themselves into the heat of the competition and were rewarded with SSP's biggest medal haul yet, with 62 Gold, 52 Silver and 32 Bronze medals, finishing third in the overall standings.

Student-athletes from the Swimming Academy ruled the pool and swept the bulk of the medals, winning 53 Gold medals. The Golf, Table Tennis and Track and Field Academies also made notable contributions to our golden harvest. Golf Academy's Jordan Tsan was named the best Under-14 golfer, Track and Field Academy's Shanti Pereira was named the Best Under-16 Athlete and Margaret Oh named as the Best Athletics Coach.

However, this report will not be complete without highlighting the valiant efforts of the boys from the Football Academy, comprising of secondary 2 student-athletes. They played their hearts out, finishing the tournament undefeated and upsetting tournament favourites Khonkaen Sports School 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw, becoming the first SSP football team to bag the Gold medal at the Games. The team also swept all the individual titles at stake - Andin (Golden Boot with 9 goals), Chaichote Panasampon (Player of the tournament) and Teng Wei Ken (Best coach).

Besides competing, the staff and student-athletes also spent time on their Community Involvement Projects, lending a helping hand at the village school and the school for mentally challenged kids. They also took time to learn more about their host country, its language and its culture. All in all, it has been a fruitful 12 days in Thailand and SSP will be back for more next year.