Team Singapore swimmers eye SEA Games 2019 after FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore, Selangor FA retain Sultan of Selangor Cup against Singapore selection, and Jansenites Hockey Club and Team Hockey Innovative win National Hockey Cup Finals.
Join hosts John Yeong and Duncan Elias as they look back on an eventful month of sporting highlights in Singapore sports, and preview upcoming big sports events in Singapore in the coming month.
Joseph Schooling finished 4th in the 200m Men’s Individual Medley at the FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore 2019 (15-17 August), in what was the only event he was pencilled to compete in at the meet. This being his first individual medley since the 2015 SEA Games, he felt it was a good race clocking a time of 2:00:23s, just shy of his personal best of 1:59:99s
Quah Jing Wen, who is also a Team Singapore athlete of the month nominee for September 2019, broke her own 200m butterfly race national record of 2:11.38s set at the Tokyo leg of the FINA World Cup Series with a timing of 2:10.26s to clinch the bronze medal.
Meanwhile, Singapore's Mixed relay team pipped China to attain Silver in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay race. They finished just behind Aussies with a timing of 3min 31.53sec. The team comprised Darren Chua, Pang Sheng Jun, Cherlyn Yeoh and Quah Ting Wen.
In the FINA World Junior Championships, Jonathan Tan (17 years-old) and Mikkel Lee (16 years-old), both made history after qualifying for the final of the 50m Freestyle at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. In the semis, Jonathan clocked 22.47s as the third fastest qualifier and Mikkel's 22.8 seconds made her the 8th and final qualifier. Jonathan set new National record with a time of 22.46s in the heats, beating Schooling’s mark of 22.47s which was set at the 2015 SEA Games, and finished 5th in the final clocking 22.50s while Mikkel 8th clocking 22.81s
Sultan of Selangor Cup 2019, Selangor FA U15s vs Singapore U15s. Photo credit: 1 Play Sports
Over at the Shah Alam Stadium, The Selangor FA Selection retained the Sultan of Selangor Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over Singapore Selection, while the Selangor FA U15's came from behind trailing 0-1 to eventually win the match 3-1 against Singapore U15s. In the much awaited Selangor FA Veterans vs Singapore Veterans side, Singapore Veterans won via a penalty shootout after the match had ended in stalemate.
In the National Hockey League 1 Cup Finals, Jansenites Hockey Club overcame Singapore Khalsa Association 1-0 with a late penalty stroke goal in the dying minutes of the match to win the men's cup final, while Team Hockey Innovative defeated Hollandse Club Singapore to win the first edition of the women's challenge cup via a shootout (4-2)
Very Handsome Younkers lost out to champions Innebandy Prodigy 3-4 in the final of the Youth Floorball League, while Unnamed defeated Youth Floorball Academy 5-2 to take bronze in the 3rd and 4th playoff.