Asian Para Games Special: Big names and thrilling action
03 October 2018
We cheered our athletes on at the Asian Games in Indonesia just weeks ago. This month, it’s time for our 44 Asian Para Games athletes to take the stage.
Our TeamSG contingent, which features 27 Games debutants, will be competing across 10 sports from 6 to 13 October. As they put in their best efforts for the nation, let’s find out more about this inspiring group of athletes.
Photo by Dyan Tjhia / SportSG
All set to shoot for glory, our accomplished archers Syahidah Alim and Robert Fuchs will be making their Asian Para Games debut this month. Both are ASEAN Para Games gold medallists while Syahidah, notably, has consistently broken new ground by competing in able-bodied events and becoming the first female Singaporean archer to take part in the Paralympics.
Just how will the pair do us proud at the Games? Keep watching our web and social pages to find out.
Our athletics squad has been growing from strength-to-strength in recent years, with several up-and-coming young stars notching impressive achievements on the world stage. Come 6 October, we will be represented in Indonesia by the likes of 2016 Paralympians Suhairi Suhaini (pictured), Diroy Noordin, Norsilawati Binte Sa’at, as well as Asian Youth Para Games gold medallist Lionel Toh.
Photo by Foo Tee Fok / SportSG
He’s won regional and international titles, he’s taken part in every edition of the Asian Para Games since its inception in 2010. Now, seasoned athlete Tay Wei Ming is gearing up to do us proud once more in Indonesia as our sole badminton representative, and we can’t wait to see what he will achieve.
Having brought home several medals from various competitions over the years, Paralympians Nurulasyiqah Binte Mohammad Taha and Toh Sze Ning are now ready for the next challenge that awaits them in Indonesia.
The experienced duo will be joined by Games debutant Faye Lim, who also boasts major accolades to her name, including a bronze medal from the 2017 BISFed Asia Oceania Championship.
Photo by Para Cycling Federation of Singapore
Cycling’s power couple Emily Lee and Jessen Ng, who made a name for themselves with their stellar results at the 2017 ASEAN Para Games, are preparing to aim for the top spots at the upcoming Games. Fellow ASEAN Para Games medallists Steve Tee and Noor Iskandaria Bin Mohd Dena will also be competing alongside them.
Photo by Singapore Disability Sports Council
Our lawn bowlers Faridah Bte Salleh and Mawjit Singh (pictured) have been training hard indeed, garnering valuable experience and honing their skills ahead of the Games. Their preparations have included various overseas competitions, such last month’s 2018 Wheelchair Sports NSW State Championships. Stay tuned to see their efforts culminate in performances to be proud of.
Photo by Alfie Lee / SportSG
Strength is not always about size, as our powerlifters Kalai Vanen and Nur’Aini (pictured) have shown us. Rather, it’s about hard work, resilience, and a belief in one’s own abilities. Keep a lookout for admirable displays from the two as they train hard to wow us on the continental stage this month.
They did us proud on home ground at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, and fought hard in qualifying competitions this year for tickets to the Indonesia Asian Para Games. Give it up for Aishah Samad (pictured) and Logaraj Raju, who are looking to ace their events at the meet next week.
It’s a strong team of swimmers that we’re sending to the Games this round, headlined by Theresa Goh, Toh Wei Soong (pictured), and Yip Pin Xiu. Following the haul of one silver and two bronze medals won by Theresa back in 2014, our squad is striving to equal or better this result.
Photo by Andrew JK Tan / SportSG
Forming the biggest group within our TeamSG contingent, our 15 bowlers are aiming for spots on the podium, particularly given the two bronze medals attained at the previous Games in the Men’s Doubles and Men’s Team events. Of course, with 2014 medallists Anuar Bin Saaid, Tay Leong Hock, Robert Ong, and Ismail Hussain set to participate in this year’s competition too, we can certainly expect some exciting showcases.
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