Story by Stefanus Ian/Red Sports. Photos by REDintern Jared Khoo and Stefanus Ian/ Red Sports.
Kallang Practice Track, Saturday, January 12, 2019 — After posting a strong 44.61m at the ASEAN University Games last month, Brian See of National University of Singapore (NUS) dominated the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) men’s discus throw event to win gold with 43.95m.
The 23-year-old, however, missed out on the qualifying mark for the 2019 SEA Games.
“The qualifying for SEA Games is 44.80m, so I did 43.95m and then I did 44.61m in AUG, yeah so it was quite close,” said Brian, who also admitted that he was not in his best form at the competition.
“So it was a bit of a pity, the last throw I think was quite far but then I fouled it… because we train here very often so we will roughly know how far it is, (the last throw) was about 45, 46 metres-ish,” added Brian.
In second position, Tan Ting Jun, 22, of NUS threw a distance of 40.11m and was clearly delighted with his final throw as he jumped around in celebration, high-fiving his fellow competitors.
Alvin Sia, 25, of Singapore Institute of Management rounded off the podium with a final distance of 33.89m.
Despite missing out on qualifying, Brian still sounded confident on his SEA Games chances saying that he will have another chance at the 2019 Singapore Athletics (SA) Track and Field Series 1 competition on January 19. On that same day in the afternoon, he will also be looking to break his IVP record for shot put.
“I’m trying to break the record as far as I can, and try to hold it as long as I can,” said Brian.
“So I did 13.98m at the last IVP and it was a record, then at AUG, I just did 14.72m, so most probably I’ll be able to break it again and then try to keep breaking it,” he added.
With him being on the verge of qualification for discus, Brian said he also has his eye on shot put for the SEA Games.
“For the shot put, I think I am aiming for the 2021 SEA Games — most probably a medal there wouldn’t be a problem.”
IVP Men’s Discus Throw
1 # 186 Brian See 23 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 43.95m
2 # 191 Tan Ting Jun 22 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 40.11m
3 # 299 Alvin Sia 25 SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT 33.89m
4 # 307 Caleb Hoe 22 SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT 32.27m
5 # 376 Leroy Koh 21 SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC 30.99m
6 # 42 Kaleo Mak 20 NANYANG POLYTECHNIC 26.36m
7 # 65 Immadin Shah Shaik 19 NANYANG POLYTECHNIC 25.75m
8 # 123 Thong Zi Yu 21 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY 24.44m
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