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.
In his three years of competing in the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) men’s high jump event, Hairul Syamil of Nanyang Polytechnic has won in 2018 and 2019 but he was still unsatisfied with his performance in the final year of competition. Since 2018, Hairul has been eyeing the IVP championship high jump record of 2.04 metres, held by none other than his coach, Ronnie Cai, who was watching from the sidelines.
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.
Patience paid off for the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Levyn Wong and Chew Xiu Zheng in their respective Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) 800-metre races, with both employing the strategy of trailing for the first half of the two-lap race and kicking forward in the second half.
IVP Track & Field: NTU’s Chilton Ong returns to 3000m Steeplechase throne; NUS’ Tan Hui Xin breaks women’s championship record
After a three-year hiatus from the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Games due to his National Service (NS) commitments, Chilton Ong of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) reclaimed his throne in the 3000m steeplechase in his first race as a university student. In the Women’s race, NUS’ Tan Hui Xin led from start to finish to clinch gold with a new championship record of 13:04.04, bettering her NUS senior Lok Xin Ying’s previous record of 13:09.91, set last year.
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.
Cherlin Sia of Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) set a new championship record of 3.20 metres in the women’s pole vault event to win her first Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) gold medal.
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.