Benny Lam took up discus throwing slightly over a year ago and has established himself as the Republic's top discus thrower in that time, improving over 12 metres from his first throw recorded at a competition to hold a current personal best of 47.11m.
SEA Games Athletics: Up against bigger opponents, distance runner-turned-discus thrower Landdis Su seeks to master mind
Landdis Su was a medal-winning distance runner at inter-school level who has successfully transformed himself into one of the nation's best discus throwers. At the SEA Games, against bigger opponents, he believes the key to throwing further than he has before is to purge doubt of his own ability.
Hannah Lee will represent Singapore in the discus throw and shot put. She has surpassed the silver medal-winning mark of the last Games in the discus event and will be only the second local-born Singaporean to win a medal in a throws event if she does so.
Goh Chui Ling, originally a high jumper, has transformed herself into one of Singapore's fastest in the 400m and the first heptathlete in some years.
Khan Meng Linn's pet event was the high jump. After an unexpected breakthrough performance in the long jump at his first competition after National Service, he made it his pet event instead and is now Singapore's no. 1.
When Nurul Jannah Binte Mohd Zulkifli, then 15 years old, competed in the long jump at the 2007 International Children's Games in Iceland, a 5.68m effort not only earned the then Singapore Sports School student a personal best, but also ownership of the national age-group records for under-17, under-19, and under-23 girls, and the national youth record.
“Without KPMG’s support, I could possibly have ended my bowling career.” — Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, national kegler
Jasmine Yeong-Nathan is on a year's sabbatical from work at KPMG to train for the Southeast Asian Games. She tells Red Sports in an interview how her company has supported her in this journey, and more.
Shanti Veronica Pereira clocked 11.80sec to finish second in the women's 100m, lowering her national record in the process. She would also help the 4x100m women's relay team to break a second of three national records achieved over the weekend.