Time to show your support to the next wave of athletes!
Taking a trip down to our neighbours terrain has plenty of significance for any Team Singapore athlete. With intense rivalry dating back for generations, pride and determination flows through the chosen ones who dawn the red and white of Singapore.
In a blink of an eye the 2017 S.E.A Games was over. Sweat, emotions and sometimes even blood was shed for glory. Team Singapore once again outdid themselves with another history making appearance. Our best medal tally of 188 medals in the home of our fiercest rivals is something to be proud of.
There were also some historic Gold medals for our nation in sports such as High Jump(first in 52 years), Men’s Bowling Team(first in 22 years), Figure Skating(first ever), Men’s Golf(first in 28 years) and several others. Another significant milestone for Singapore to celebrate regarding the future of our sporting scene would be having our youngest ever medallist at the regional games. Radiance Koh from Sailing who is only 13 years old is certainly a one to watch out for in the future!
All these milestones definitely paves the way for the next wave of Team Singapore athletes who are gearing up for the ASEAN Para Games. Our para-athletes will be more than determined to add to the strong showing so far, especially after a strong display in the 2015 APG.
From the 17th-23rd this September, some of our household names like Yip Pin Xiu, Theresa Goh, Khairul Anwar, Diroy Noordin, Suhairi Suhani, Toh Sze Ning and many other athletes will be hoping to add to the success of the recent S.E.A Games.
With less than two weeks left to prepare, support is essential for these athletes. A call to Singaporeans from all walks of life will be the necessary push needed for these athletes during this crucial time! So do take a chance to wish them all the best if you do come across them or make a date with us on the 13th of September at Changi Airport as we send them off from 7am!
Make a difference and do your part!
Article by: Dis.Is.Able
All photos by: Strait Times