Tedd Toh is perhaps fondly remembered for his animated antics, but he was uncharacteristically silent right before his sixth and final attempt in the A Division boys' long jump competition at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championship. The Hwa Chong Institution fifth-year student knew he had one last chance at catching Victoria Junior College's Kampton Kam, who had recorded 6.81 metres earlier, against a head wind of 1.6 metre/second on his third jump. The loud roar at the end told the whole story.
National B Div Rugby: With penalty at the death, Saints beat ACS(I) 13-10 for first title in four years
St Andrew's Secondary School beat Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) with a penalty right at the death to secure its first National Schools B Division Rugby Championship title since 2014. The score: 13-10, with flyhalf Nick Nijhof accounting for all of Saints' points.
When Dipna Lim-Prasad finally broke the 43-year-old 400-metres women’s national record last year at the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, it was the culmination of years of immense hard work as she struggled to juggle the demands of school with training.
SEA Games Track & Field: Dipna Lim Prasad cracks 43-year 400m national record; Michelle Sng ends high jump gold drought
Dipna clocked 54.18 seconds, erasing the previous mark of 55.08s that Chee Swee Lee set at the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran on her way to winning gold. Michelle was awarded the gold medal, along with Vietnam's Duong Thi Viet Ahn, after a successful appeal -- this was Singapore's first SEA Games gold in the women's high jump since 1965.
The Quah siblings accounted for four gold medals of the five Singapore claimed in swimming Wednesday, as eldest sister Ting Wen out-touched her rivals to defend her titles in the 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly and youngest sister Jing Wen anchored the 4 by 200m freestyle relay team to a new Games record time.
Spotting clean shaven heads for the final, ACS(I) got off to a fast start, with hooker Gavin Ong cutting through the Saints defence to score a very early try that was converted. The St Andrew boys threatened to mount a comeback in the second half with two tries from Joedan Chan, but a penalty and then a fourth ACS(I) try in the closing minutes of the game snuffed out any possible danger.
This was supposed to be a recreational basketball league among mainly tertiary institutions to give youths a platform to play and compete in their pre-season, except it’s anything but. The final 68-54 score meant SIM defeated NUS to become men’s champions of the inaugural National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) Basketball League, but it also meant SIM’s graduating seniors got to “avenge” their loss at last year’s Singapore University Games (SUniG).
Huang Po Chin, 35, is the head coach of the Singapore National 21 and Under netball team that recently won the Asian Youth Netball Championship held in South Korea.