Passports? Check. Hotel Reservations? Check. Missing — a guarantee to watch their daughters and sisters in action at the 29th SEA Games. But for family members of Team Singapore’s basketball team, it is all part of the trials and travails of having to support their loved ones through thick and thin.
Just hours before her big race, windsurfer Nicole Lim found herself unable to get a good night’s rest. “I couldn't sleep at all last night,” said Nicole. “I was waking up a few times because I was thinking ‘Tomorrow, what am I supposed to do?’
SEA Games Track & Field: Dipna Lim Prasad cracks 43-year 400m national record; Michelle Sng ends high jump gold drought
Dipna clocked 54.18 seconds, erasing the previous mark of 55.08s that Chee Swee Lee set at the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran on her way to winning gold. Michelle was awarded the gold medal, along with Vietnam's Duong Thi Viet Ahn, after a successful appeal -- this was Singapore's first SEA Games gold in the women's high jump since 1965.
The Quah siblings accounted for four gold medals of the five Singapore claimed in swimming Wednesday, as eldest sister Ting Wen out-touched her rivals to defend her titles in the 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly and youngest sister Jing Wen anchored the 4 by 200m freestyle relay team to a new Games record time.
List of 569 Singapore athletes who will compete at 2017 SEA Games Galleryarchery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cricket, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, judo, karate-do, muay thai, netball, open water swimming, petanque, rugby, running, sailing, shooting, silat, squash, swimming, synchronised swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track-and-field, triathlon, wakeboard, water polo, waterski, wushu
Singapore will field its largest away contingent of 569 athletes for a Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur this August. The athletes will take part in 35 sports at the 29th SEA Games. Four sports – cricket, ice hockey, ice skating, and indoor hockey – will be contested for the first time at the Games.
With less than three months to the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) organised a sending-off for the 73 athletes from the Aquatics contingent with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu as Guest-of-Honour.
Playing host to about 500 athletes and officials, Ministers Tan Chuan-Jin and Lawrence Wong held an Istana Garden Party to celebrate Team Singapore's record-breaking achievements at the recently concluded 28th SEA Games.
A successful 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games outing was evident of Singapore's potential in the sporting industry and Singaporeans have to come together to build on the legacy of the Games, urged Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong.