Dragon boat and water polo get Asian Games nod but football and hockey left behind

Monday, May 31, 2010 — Water polo and dragon boat were the only team sports that received the nod of approval for the Asian Games from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Selection Committee.

Football and hockey were the glaring omissions from the list of athletes eligible to represent Singapore at the Asian Games scheduled to be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12th to 27th, 2010.

The Singapore U-23 national football squad was sent to the 2006 Doha Asian Games while the hockey team recently came in second in the Asian Games qualifier to secure a spot in Guangzhou.

The SNOC however uses the sixth-best Asian Games result or placing as the benchmark for Singapore athletes.

Singapore won eight gold medals, seven silvers and 12 bronzes at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. That is Singapore’s best performance to date at an Asian Games.

The SNOC also announced the list of selected athletes for the Commonwealth Games at the same time. The Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held in Delhi, India from October 3rd to 14th, 2010. Singapore won 18 medals, including five golds, at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Selected Athletes for 2010 Asian Games

Athletics
Zhang Guirong
Shot Putt (W)

Wan Lay Chi
Discus

Bowling
Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Cherie Tan, Bernice Lim, Shayna Ng, Geraldine Ng, New Hui Fen, Ng Li Chuen, Daphne Tan (N.B. Only six to go)
Team, Singles, Doubles, Trios (W)

Canoeing
Annabelle Ng, Geraldine Lee, Irene Chua, Andrea Chen
K4 500m (W)

Cuesports
Lim Chun Kiat, Ang Boon Chin, Koh Kim Swee, Ong Jia Jun, Javier Chua (N.B. Only two to go)
Team Snooker (M)

Peter Edward Gilchrist
Billiard Singles (M)

Chan Keng Kwang
9 & 8 Ball Singles (M)

Chai Zeet Huey
9 & 8 Ball Singles
Snooker Singles(W)

Hoe Shu Wah
Snooker Singles
9 & 8 Ball
Singles (W)

Cycling
Dinah Chan Siew Kheng
Road Individual Time Trial (W)

Fencing
Ruth Ng, Tay Yu Ling, Wang Wenying, Cheryl Wong, Joan Ang, Liane Wong (N.B. Only four to go)
Foil Team (W)

Nona Lim, Lewina Lee, Ann Lee, Nelicia Low, Charlotte Teo, Yeo Mei Li (N.B. Only four to go)
Sabre Team (W)

Golf
Men’s Team (N.B. Only four to go)

Gymnastics
Lim Heem Wei, Tabitha Tay, Nicole Tay, Krystal Khoo
WAG Team

Gabriel Gan Zi Jie
Pommel Horse (M)

David Jonathan Chan
Pommel Horse/Vault/Parallel Bars
Team (M)

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