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Hwa Chong’s Athletes Set New Records at 9th ASEAN Schools Games

03 Aug 2017
General Sports

The 9th Asean Schools Games (ASG) spanned 5 days of sporting competition from July 15-19, where 1650 student-athletes from 10 ASEAN member nations competed against one another. It drew to a close on July 20 as Singapore handed over the Games' hosting rights to Malaysia during the closing ceremony held at Universal Studios Singapore.

The Republic was third in the overall medal table and clinched 24 golds, 27 silvers and 27 bronzes. The team comprised 205 athletes from 45 schools participating in all 10 sports - athletics, swimming, bowling, sepak takraw, table tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics.

Our own athletes also participated in the Games and we commend them on their sporting achievements:

Class Name Achievement
17S66 Wang Tingjia Javelin (59.76m, 2nd, New Schools National Record)
17S77 Ong Jun Long Ernest Long Jump (6.43m, 4th)
Triple Jump (14.02, 6th)
17S7D Sia Jun Wei 5000m Walk (22:44.48, 2nd, New Schools National Record)
17S6C Arissa Rashid 800m (2:30.17, 10th)
1500m (5:12.44, 6th)
17S66 Tania Nicolette Koh Shu Yi Triple Jump (10.48m, 11th)
17S69 Jezebel Koh Xin Yun High Jump (1.50m, 5th)
Triple Jump (10.62m, 10th)
16S61 Yee Chun Wai Eric Discus (52.60m, 2nd)
Shot Put (15.04m, 4th)
16S76 Ethan Cheong Pole Vault (4.00m, 3rd)
17S73 Evian Chua Hui Min Javelin(36.10m, 4th)
16S6E Justyn Phoa Zairen Javelin(57.41m, 5th)
17S74 Wu Xinyao 3000m Walk (15:16.43, 1st, New Schools National Record)
17A14 Fang Yiyang 2000m Steeplechase (7’07.68, 8th)
16S71 Goh Yee Loon Tennis (Team 4th)
17S68 Ling Chieh Shyan Clive Volleyball (Team 4th)
16S6K Woo Zhiying Volleyball (Team 4th)
16S66 Wong Chang Wei Volleyball (Team 4th)
16S63 Ang Hui Lyn Volleyball (Team 5th)
17S64 Chua Khai Shuen Volleyball (Team 5th)
17S6J Bevan Tan Jin Kai Table Tennis (Team 1st)
2P2 John Sim Yi Long Gymnastics (Team 1st)

Hwa Chongian’s Tenacity Pays Off

We would like to congratulate the following athletes on setting new records at the Games:

Wang Tingjia, who came in second and set a new schools’ national record with a javelin throw of 59.76 m.

Sia Jun Wei who came in second for the 5000 m walk and set a new schools’ national record of 22:44:48.

Wu Xinyao (17S74) who broke the 3000m Walk Schools National Records during April’s National Inter-Schools’ Track and Field Championships. She has subsequently improved on that record during the recent ASEAN Schools Games, where she, amid the gruelling competition, emerged as one of the two gold medalists for the Singapore team in Athletics.

华中竞走女将吴欣瑶刷新纪录为国争光

16S65 吴小滢

       在7月18日举行的第九届亚细安学生运动会(ASEAN Schools Games)上,我校田径好手吴欣瑶(17S74)打破自身创下的纪录,以15分16秒稳坐女子甲组3000米竞走的冠军宝座。她也曾在较早的全国校际女子甲组3000米竞走决赛中打破往年的纪录,以15分59秒的佳绩夺冠,而在此次国际赛中,她更是发挥出色,缔造新纪录。

       这是欣瑶第一次参加国际赛,竞争对手都很强大,赛前她一直担心会表现不好。但后来又转念,觉得压力也不全是坏事,反倒激发了内在的潜能,超越自身的极限。当天比赛时,第一圈欣瑶是走在最后,但她并没有阵脚大乱,而是紧跟前面选手的步伐,把她们当作前进的动力。"走一步,看一步。找到适当的机会就超越。"她时刻关注选手的动态,一旦发现她们的速度慢下来就立刻反超,而事实也证明她做到了。

       赛后,欣瑶会把生活的重心放回学业上。对于将来的目标,她希望自己能够继续在跑道上燃烧永不休止的运动魂,朝着梦想前行迈进。

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