Sparkling debutants bode well for Singapore
SINGAPORE — With debutants contributing appreciably to the medal haul, Group Singapore contingent leaders believe that the long run is wanting bright for the city-state’s athletes at the SEA Game titles.
As the 31st version of the biennial meet commences to wind down to its closing ceremony on Monday (23 Could), the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC) reported in a media launch on Sunday that debuting athletes – 245 of them in the 424-sturdy contingent – contributed 61 out of the 166 medals won by Singapore.
Some of the major first-time Online games individuals include things like 14-12 months-old fencer Elle Koh, who won two golds in the women’s epee division breaststroke expert swimmer Letitia Sim, winner of 3 golds, one silver and one bronze and xiangqi (Chinese chess) participant Alvin Woo, who clinched Singapore’s initially gold in the debuting activity.
With Singapore being introduced as the hosts for the 2029 SEA Game titles, SNOC mentioned in its media release that the vivid athlete performances in Hanoi provides a “large option” for Team Singapore to increase on its prior house Online games exhibiting in 2015, when it gained 84 golds, 73 silvers and 102 bronzes.
“Team Singapore’s performance in Hanoi bodes properly for their preparations for the Commonwealth Game titles and places them in excellent stead for the upcoming Asian Game titles and future year’s SEA Video games,” explained SNOC secretary-common Chris Chan.
“Come 2029, Singapore will host the SEA Online games for the fifth time… We surely hope Group Singapore is capable to proceed to characterize the greatest of the Singapore Spirit and inspire us via the journey.”
5 Online games documents, 12 countrywide information set
Besides earning 47 gold, 46 silver and 73 bronze medals at the Online games, Workforce Singapore athletes also set 5 Games records, 12 nationwide data and 34 personalized-finest marks along the way.
SNOC lauded the teams from swimming (21 golds, 11 silvers, 12 bronzes), bowling (three golds, one silver, three bronzes), fencing (6 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes) and silat (four golds, three silvers, 4 bronzes) as currently being the most effective-accomplishing sports for Team Singapore at the Online games.
There was praise for Quah Jing Wen, who was the greatest person performer with 6 gold medals, and 18-year-previous teammate Gan Ching Hwee who claimed five golds.
SNOC also singled out the athletics crew for producing a sizeable turnaround from the 2019 SEA Games to gain one gold, three silvers and seven bronze, on top of the 5 national documents and eight own-best performances.
“This is the sport’s very best functionality considering that 1993, reflecting a effectively-organized campaign,” SNOC said.
It added that the wushu, jujitsu and shooting teams have also met anticipations, although athletes from diving, creative gymnastics and taekwondo keep on to exhibit signals of advancement to complete up to par at the regional degree.
Chef de mission S. Sinnathurai praised the athletes for undertaking to their ideal qualities even as they tried to adapt to health and fitness and security protocols adopted by Team Singapore amid Southeast Asia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our athletes displayed a pretty sturdy spirit competing in opposition to the very best in the location, they showed grit and resilience amidst the ailments established upon them in a recovering pandemic ecosystem,” he claimed.
“Overall, I couldn’t be prouder and I’m very grateful for everyone’s contribution in our effective campaign in this article in Hanoi.
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