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Paralympian Theresa Goh first para athlete elected to SNOC Athletes’ Commission

Singapore’s paralympian Theresa Goh is only 35, yet she has broken many firsts in her life. She was not only the first female Singapore para swimmer to compete at the Paralympics, she is now the first Paralympian to be elected into the Singapore National Olympic Council Athlete’s Commission (SNOC-AC) for the term 2022 to 2025.…
12 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Commonwealth Games 2022: Feng Tianwei bags three gold, emotional in retirement hints

Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei will go down in table tennis history after becoming the Games’ most successful player after striking gold in the women’s double. The pairing of Feng and Zeng Jian beat Australian duo of Lay Jian Fang and Jee Min-hyung 3-0 (11-1, 11-8, 11-8) to clinch the gold at the National Exhibition Stadium.…
9 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Belinda Foo: Former national squash queen who is still breaking records at 57

At 57, Belinda Foo was the only woman in the team representing Singapore in the Heptathlon event at this year’s World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. At 57, she took part in the 80m hurdles, running 200m and 800m, high jump, long jump, shot put and the javelin throw.  Then on 2 July, Singapore…
7 Aug 2022 4 mins read

Singapore youth sprinter Mark Lee Ren missed the semis at World Athletics Under 20

Teenage 100m sprinter Mark Lee Ren was Singapore’s hope at the World Athletics Under 20 in Cali, Colombia. But the 18-year-old debutant clocked 10.69s in Heat 4, missing his personal best by 0.1s and did not qualify for the semi-finals. He was pit against Jamaica’s Sandrey Davison, whose personal best is 10.20s, and Japan’s Hiroto…
3 Aug 2022 1 min read

The man with a soft spot for the disabled honoured

If you were to cut open Mr Tan Ju Seng’s heart, you would probably find a soft spot dedicated to the disabled of Singapore. After all, the man spent 12 years being the president of the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the longest tenure any Singaporean held in that seat. “Whether a person has a…
6 Jul 2022 3 mins read

Former Olympian and maker of track stars M Harichandra dies

He represented Malaysia as a 800m runner at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne before coming to Singapore to work as a Prisons officer. But M Harichandra never left his love to run. He took a group of young athletes under his wing and turned them into track stars including Serjit Singh, whose 46-year-old long…
30 Jun 2022 2 mins read

The punch that knocks the gold off the table for Sheik Ferdous

Since he won the world championship in December 2018, the Singaporean silat exponent Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin, 27, has not rested on his laurels. In fact, he continues to shake things up in the martial art arena until that fateful day. The date was May 15 and the event, the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi.…
27 May 2022 3 mins read

Embrace the inner prima donna of athletes or drop them for the “greater good”?

In 2016, sporting goods brand Adidas came up with an ad to encourage athletes to challenge the status quo in sports through creativity. The ad says for every athlete to embrace his or her “inner prima donna” and fly the personal freak flag. Perhaps this may be a team sport coach’s nightmare, being labelled a…
5 May 2022 5 mins read

Aloysius Yapp: Tracking the journey to the top of the world rankings

The 2021 US Open Pool Championship had a buzz to it like no other. After all, the last edition was back in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic forced anything resembling normal life to grind to a halt.  At the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 256 players started the competition, hoping to be the…
10 Nov 2021 8 mins read

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