TeamSG in Action: Junior and senior stars set to shine
28 February 2018
By Nicolette Mok
This month, we’ve got both experienced pros and talented youths all ready to give their best for Singapore.
Our TeamSG athletes are certainly getting busy with their competitions this month, with an exciting schedule ahead. Of course, they also include our juniors, who are looking to do #OneTeamSG proud at a number of youth competitions.
Ready for more impressive displays and major Games qualifications as our athletes ramp up their efforts? Find out more about this month’s events right here.
TeamSG Shuttler Tay Wei Ming at the 9th ASEAN Para Games
Photo: Foo Tee Fok / SportSG
Following his doubles title at the 2017 Para-Badminton World Championships, Tay Wei Ming is now prepared for his next big challenge. The ASEAN Para Games medallist will, from 6 - 11 March, be up against top international players at the upcoming Spanish Para-Badminton International 2018.
They might be young, but they’re definitely all ready to take on the continent at the Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championships 2018 from 1 - 4 March. Our team of fencers heading to this Dubai meet will also feature two of the nation’s most promising sporting talents, Amita Berthier and Ywen Lau – both of whom boast medals from world junior competitions.
Amita Berthier (left) and Ywen Lau (right)
Photo: Eugene Lim and Knight Ong / SportSG
Cheyenne Goh (third from left) with Coach Chun Lee Kyung, Singapore Ice Skating Association President Sonja Chong, and junior teammates Trevor Tan, Zen Koh, and Piius Sng
Photo: Vic Sent Pok / Singapore Ice Skating Association
The action never stops for Singapore’s first-ever Winter Olympian. Fresh from her historic race at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh is already raring to achieve more milestones – this time at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, which takes place in Poland from 2 - 4 March. She will be joined by her junior teammates Trevor Tan, Zen Koh, and Piius Sng.
Photo Credit: Singapore Sailing Federation
With the Singapore Youth Sailing Championship 2018 set to take place from 14 - 17 March, our up-and-coming sailors are certainly gearing up for excellent displays. Considered to be the largest international event on the local sailing calendar, this regatta also serves as a qualification competition for August’s Asian Games in Jakarta. This year, the event will also be focusing on ocean sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices, in line with its commitment to sustainability and achieving the Clean Regatta certification! The excitement will be right here at our National Sailing Centre, where spectators will be able to keep up with our sailors’ performances live via the TracTrac system.
TeamSG squash players at the 29th SEA Games
Photo: Knight Ong / SportSG
They enjoyed a successful, medal-filled campaign at the 29th SEA Games last year. This month, our men’s and women’s squash teams will be battling it out on a larger stage at the 19th Asian Team Squash Championships in Korea. From 21 - 25 March, the likes of Vivian Rhamanan and Sherilyn Yang are expecting to put up strong team performances for Singapore.
… and more!
Our other athletes are also working towards several more competitions, training hard to shine for Singapore both at home and overseas.
The action-packed ASEAN Basketball League tournament is currently ongoing and the Singapore Slingers will be playing home games at the OCBC Arena on 4 and 11 March (get your tickets here), and away games on 18 and 24 March.
Meanwhile, the 10th Singapore Gymnastics National Championships 2018 will take place from 10 - 17 March, which you can also catch live at Bishan Sports Hall.
The Muay Thai National Selection Qualifier and the Liberty Insurance 49th Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships, held at the Singapore Silat Federation and OCBC Aquatic Centre respectively, will also add to the action at home. The former competition will be held on 10 March, and serves as a qualifier for May’s World Muay Thai Championships in Mexico while the swimming meet, which is a 2018 Asian Games selection event, will see the juniors racing from 9 - 11 March and the seniors, from 14 - 17 March.
Keen on keeping up with all these competitions? Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and exclusive features.