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Lessons From the Champions - Singapore 4 x 100 sprinters
(L to R) Gary Yeo, Calvin Kang, Lee Cheng Wei, Lim Yao Peng and Muhammad Elfi Mustapa
We were honoured this morning with the presence of the national 4x100m relay sprinters Olympian Gary Yeo, Olympian Calvin Kang, Lee Cheng Wei, Lim Yao Peng and Muhammad Elfi Mustapa during our Lessons From the Champions series at morning assembly.
Aiming to be the first Singapore relay team to qualify for the World Championships, they would have to shave 0.38 seconds off their best time.
Having set the National Record of 39.58s at the Asian Grand Prix in Thailand during May in 2012, they will have the next big task clocking 39.2 seconds in order to qualify for the Moscow World Championships in August this year.
The relay team is also aiming to clinch a Gold Medal in the SEA games that is being held in Myanmar in December.
All of them, who are graduates or undergraduates are also the proud Silver Medalists of the 2011 SEA Games.
Calvin Kang – who came from our first batch of students – was a multiple school champion. He donned the national colours at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing with swimmer Tao Li. He is still the National Junior Record holder of 10.53s in the 100 m sprint event and also the 200m U18 Boys National Age Group record holder with a timing of 21.80 seconds.
We indeed learnt a lot from them about being Responsible to Self, the School and the Nation as well as the need to balance time between studies and sports.