TeamSG in Action: Wowing on the world stage
30 January 2018
By Nicolette Mok
With several continental- and world-level competitions coming up this month, our TeamSG athletes are all set to make their mark for Singapore!
This February, it will be an intense month for our TeamSG athletes as they prepare to fly our flag high at prestigious competitions on the continental and world stage. Notably, we will be represented by some of our top athletes on a global level, and these include Singapore’s first-ever Winter Olympian Cheyenne Goh, as well as our swimmers and bowlers from para sports!
#OneTeamSG, let’s find out more about the events that you can look forward to:
L to R: Terry Tay, Hoe Wah Toon, Aizat Jufrie, Kaeson Lim, Sean Yeo (Photo credit: Sean)
TeamSG will be fielding a strong squad of experienced gymnasts for the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne, which runs from 22 - 25 February! Get ready for strong performances from the likes of 2015 SEA Games medallists Hoe Wah Toon, Aizat Jufrie, and Terry Tay, as well as up-and-coming young talent Sean Yeo, who will captain the team.
TeamSG bowlers at the 9th APG (Photo: Dyan Tjhia / SportSG)
Following an excellent showing at last year’s ASEAN Para Games (APG), our bowlers are now preparing for the Micron Singapore World Para Bowling Tour Series 2018, with the competition running from 25 February - 2 March! Taking place at Temasek Club, the invitational will feature international bowlers across the different classes. Admission is free, so do come down to witness some exceptional performances!
TeamSG cyclists at the 9th APG (Photo: Suki Singh / SportSG)
When it comes to outstanding displays at last year’s APG, who could forget the medal haul from our cyclists? They are all ready to do us proud again this month, with tandems Jessen Ng (with pilot Murli Ravi) and Delia Kang (with pilot Sarah Tan) and hand cyclists Amanda Mok and Naren Sankar heading for the 7th Asian Cycling Championships (Road) in Myanmar (6 - 12 February). Emily Lee (with pilot Sarah Tan), Steve Tee (with pilot Ang Kee Meng), and Tan Hun Boon heading to the 7th Asian Cycling Championships (16 - 20 February) in Malaysia!
Cheyenne Goh at the 29th SEA Games (Photo: Shaun Ho / SportSG)
This will be one for the history books, as Cheyenne Goh makes her mark as the first Singaporean to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang come 17 February! She will be taking part in the 1500m short track speed skating event, going up against the world’s best at thrilling speeds!
Wong Zhi Wei and Danielle Moi at the 3rd Asian Youth Para Games (Photo: Singapore National Paralympic Council)
The 2018 World Para Swimming World Series will kick off this month with its Copenhagen leg, and we will be bringing the power with our very own swim champs! From 26 February - 5 March, Paralympic medallists Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh will be leading a team of young stars that include Wong Zhi Wei and Danielle Moi from the recent Asian Para Youth Games.
Steve Ng in action at the 29th SEA Games (Photo: Suki Singh / SportSG)
Both our men’s and women’s tennis teams will be gunning for group promotions in the upcoming Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV and Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II respectively! The former event will take place from 29 January - 3 February in Oman, while the latter will run from 6 - 10 February in Bahrain. These two top-level competitions will feature the likes of SEA Games aces Steve Ng, Shaheed Alam, Stefanie Tan, and Charmaine Seah.
… and more!
These few event highlights are not all – several other athletes will also be putting in their best efforts in many other competitions this month!
The ASEAN Basketball League is still ongoing, and our Singapore Slingers will be playing home matches on 4, 11, and 25 February. Meanwhile, the CPEDI3* Genemuiden competition (8 - 10 February) will star Paralympics equestrian medallist Laurentia Tan, and the city of Hong Kong will see our squads in action at the Hong Kong Archery Open Championships for the Disabled (2 - 5 February) and the Hong Kong Four Nations Netball Tournament (8 - 11 February).
With the Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games coming up later in the year, our athletes are also seeking to make the cut for these prestigious meets through qualification competitions this month. These include the Singapore Windsurfing Open Championships (7 - 11 February) and the Hong Kong Race Week (20 - 25 February) for our sailors, and a Silat Asian Games Test Event (9 - 16 February) in Jakarta, Indonesia!
Keep up with all our athletes by staying tuned to our Facebook page for the latest results and exclusive features!