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: NUS’ Shohib Marican makes surprise comeback in 5000m; teammate Vanessa Lee defends 1500m title
Barely clinging on to second place, a blistering 65s final lap saw NUS' Shohib Marican snatch a last-minute victory to claim his first ever IVP Gold.
IVP Hurdles: SMU’s Kerstin Ong cruises to second women’s gold in three years while SIT’s Terence Tang grabs men’s gold
Kerstin Ong clinched her second Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic women’s hurdles titles in three years for Singapore Management University while Singapore Institute of Technology’s Terence Tang grabbed the gold for the men’s hurdles title in a straight final.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) went head-to-head with high stakes on the line in the Polytechnic-Institute of Technical Education (POL-ITE) Games football championship, as both teams settled for a 1-1 draw. As it turned out, the final scoreline was enough to see TP seal qualification into the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Games after many years of not qualifying.
The Temasek Polytechnic quartet of Alanis Moey, Clara Goh, Haanee Hamkah and Andreana Tang won the women's 4x100m relay final to add to the men's gold; while the National University of Singapore retained their double gold in the 4x400m relays to cap off another successful IVP campaign.