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.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) blitzed National University of Singapore (NUS) in the first half before patiently holding on to clinch a 2-1 victory as well as the double by winning the POL-ITE and Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic title back-to-back. Two goals in the opening 20 minutes by skipper Jacob Mahler (TP #17) and Jordan Nicholas Vestering (TP #4) proved too much for NUS who could only pull one goal back through a penalty.
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.
In a top-of-the-table clash, National Technological University (NTU) toppled POL-ITE champions Temasek Polytechnic (TP) with a hustle that resulted in 5-0. Both teams fought hard as the results would determine their opponent in the semi-final of the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) floorball championship. Despite the scoreline, it was no easy win for NTU. Countless shots at goal were taken by Low Jing Hui (TP #48) and Vanessa Poch (TP #36), of which were all accurately saved by NTU's keeper Shermaine Goh (NTU #52). This resulted in the clean sheet that would then prove their domination.
Temasek Polytechnic cruised to a 5-0 win over Singapore Management University to book their place in the semi-final of the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic football tournament.
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.