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IAAF World U18 Championships: Thiruben sets new national U18 mark in 400m

Thiruben Thana Rajan ran 47.91s in the 400m heats of the IAAF World U18 Championships to set a new national under-18 record, pending ratification from Singapore Athletics. The National Junior College student's time eclipsed Ng Chin Hui's old mark of 47.97s set in 2011. It also saw him rank joint-12th overall to qualify for the semi-finals, happening on July 13, 11.45pm Singapore time.

By |2017-07-14T09:35:03+08:00July 12th, 2017|Nation in Motion, track-and-field|0 Comments

Swimming: Teong stuns in 50m splash while 13-yr-old Gan wins 800m gold

The most thrilling event of the final day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Chapionship — the Men’s 50-metre freestyle race — was taken by dark horse Teong Tzen Wei. The 19-year-old swam a speedy 22.90s which was just enough to pip gold medal favourite, Indonesia’s Triady Fazuy, to the wall by 0.05 seconds. Fauzy had to settle for the silver with 22.95s and Darren Lim took the bronze with a time of 23.04s.

By |2017-06-21T22:47:11+08:00June 20th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Quah siblings fly on final day of Singapore National Swimming Championships

The 13th Singapore National Swimming Championships turned out to be quite a standout meet for the Quah siblings as Ting Wen, Zheng Wen and Jing Wen amassed a total of six golds, five silvers, one bronze, a national record, a national U-17 record and four meet records between them.

By |2017-06-21T23:05:59+08:00June 20th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Quah sets national record, pulls out of final

After settling for two silvers the previous night, Quah Zheng Wen made a statement in the morning heats of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championships by re-writing the Men’s 20o-metre Backstroke national record. He broke his own record by 0.1 seconds with his 2:00.45 effort.

By |2017-06-21T23:35:24+08:00June 18th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Roanne Ho ready to defend SEA Games title

Roanne Ho left the competition in her wake the second she dove in for the Women’s 50-metre Breaststroke. It was a dominating swim by the athlete and she touched the wall first, just 0.2s off her personal best, in a time of 31.66s. She was the only swimmer to have gone under the 32-second mark as the second and third placed finishers, Vanessa Evato of Indonesia and Christie Chue, could only manage a 32.16s and a 32.89s respectively.

By |2017-06-22T23:04:51+08:00June 18th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Quah Sisters go one-two in 100m Freestyle

The second day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championships saw the Quah sisters blitz the field again, this time in the Women’s 100-metre Freestyle. Younger sibling, Quah Jing Wen, managed to net another victory against her older sister, Ting Wen.

By |2017-06-21T09:16:38+08:00June 17th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Darren Lim tops Quah Zheng Wen in 100m Freestyle battle

A star-studded line-up in the Men’s 100-metre Freestyle was the highlight of the second day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championship, with sprint specialist Darren Lim going up against the multi-talented Quah Zheng Wen as well as Indonesia’s fastest man, Triady Fauzy. Among the trio, Lim eventually took home the gold medal in a winning time of 49.93s.

By |2017-06-20T19:27:41+08:00June 17th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments

Swimming: Records fall on the first day of Singapore National Swimming Championships

Out of the five men’s races held on the first day of the 13th Singapore National Swimming Championships, three of them had their records re-written.

By |2017-06-22T21:00:53+08:00June 16th, 2017|Nation in Motion, swimming|0 Comments