A bad back injury which lasted eight months forced Sin Ming Wei out of his pet event, the sprint hurdles, three years ago. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. "That was when I realised I'm not cut out for hurdling because my injury stemmed from hurdling," said the Hwa Chong Institution Year 6 student. "Afterwards, I decided to try out 400 (metres), because back then I wasn't that of a strong starter, so I wasn't really that suited for the short burst events." "I think I had potential (in the 400m) and basically my coach and my teammates continued supporting me, and that's where I am today." And where he is today, is atop the A Division boys' 400m podium. In a tight race, he stopped the clock first in a personal best 51.45 seconds, finishing just 0.13s ahead of runner-up Samel Sahil Chetan (51.58s) of Singapore Sports School.
A Div 400m: Sports School’s Diane Pragasam makes it six in six after edging past Hwa Chong’s Amanda Woo
Diane Hilary Pragasam of Singapore Sports School clocked a new personal best of 1:01.00 to clinch her sixth 400m gold in six years at the annual National Schools Track and Field Championships.
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School's Laura Wong emerges victorious in C Division Girls' 400m Final, finishing over a second ahead of her next competitor, Ho Zhi Ling of Nanyang Girls' High School.
RI's Caleb Loy overtakes ACSI's Rayan Bagheri Aghdam in the final 50 metres to clinch the gold medal in the C Division Boys 400m Final.
B Div High Jump: Nanyang Girls’ Jade Chew soars to 1.62m personal best; marginally misses Michelle Sng’s meet record
Jade Chew marginally falls short of Michelle Sng's 16-year-old B Division girls' high jump record of 1.64m, but attained a new personal best of 1.62m to improve on the 1.61m C Division mark she had set last year.
Hwa Chong Institution's (HCI) Clarice Lau claimed the A Division girls' 3000m title 17 seconds ahead of Anglo- Chinese Junior College's (ACJC) Caylee Chua.
Bouncing back from his defeat in the B Division boys' 1500-metre final, Chai Jiacheng took it in his stride to clinch the gold medal in the B Division boys' 3000m.
Ethan Yan of Hwa Chong Institution edges out Ruben S/O Loganathan of Anderson Serangoon JC to claim the gold in the A Division Boys' 5000m race.