For the first time since 2010, the men’s team of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have clinched double gold in the relays at the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Championships.
IVP Track & Field: SMU’s Ow Yeong Wei Bin crushes 31-year-old 400m Hurdles meet record while NUS’ Celeste Goh claims women’s gold
Ow Yeong Wei Bin of Singapore Management University (SMU) stormed to a 54.28 seconds finish in the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Men's 400-metre hurdles final, annihilating the previous meet record of 55.40s set by Lim Kok Hoon, then of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, back in 1989.
Vanessa Lee of NUS comfortably won the Women's 5000 metres in 19:32.91 to clinch another IVP gold, adding to her victories in the 1500m and 10000m in the space of one week.
IVP Triple Jump: NTU’s Ernest Ong grabs win with last jump while Jezebel Koh secures double gold for NUS
After some words of advice from competitor and eventual silver medallist Ivan Mun of SUTD, NTU's Ernest Ong grabbed the IVP Men's triple jump gold with his last jump of 13.85m. In the Women's triple jump, Jezebel Koh of NUS secured her second gold of the afternoon after also winning the high jump earlier.
NTU's Khairyll Amri (#92) pipped training partner Naqib Asmin (#402) of SUSS by 0.09 seconds as he clinched his third straight IVP Men's 100m gold in 10.80s, while TP's Haanee Hamkah also defended her Women's 100m title with a personal best of 12.30s.
Singapore National Swimming Championships: Lionel Khoo, Randall Neo set new milestones on meet’s penultimate day
Only one meet record was felled by a local on the third and penultimate day of the Neo Garden 15th Singapore National Swimming Championships (SNSC) as Lionel Khoo set a new mark of 28.08 seconds in the men's 50-metre breaststroke heats. The 24-year-old's timing surpassed his own record of 28.46s set in 2017, and he went on to strike gold in the afternoon final touching the wall in 28.21s.
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“This year we didn’t have a dream team,” said Ahmad between breaths, after the match. “But we had a team with a dream.” The 18-year-old could not quite wrap his head around the scenes that had unraveled. His side’s dream run had culminated in a fiery encounter against VJC in only SAJC’s first final appearance since 2014, and the Saints had just stunned the Jalan Besar crowd with a flattering 4-1 win to clinch their maiden championship title.