Team Singapore clinches seven gold medals at ASEAN Para Games 2022 in Solo, Indonesia
Singapore’s para athletes also brought home nine silver and 12 bronze medals from the Games.
Team Singapore clinched seven gold medals at the ASEAN Para Games 2022, which took place from Jul 30 to Aug 6 in Solo, Indonesia.
The biennial competition returned after five years and two postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and featured a total of 36 Singaporean para-athletes across nine sports.
The Singapore para-swimming team earned the most gold medals during its campaign at the Games.
Para-swimmer Wong Zhi Wei managed to secure two gold medals – one in the Men’s 100m Freestyle S13 Finals where he set a new Games record of 1:00.07, and another in the Men’s 50m freestyle S13 Finals where he set a new National record of 27.22s.
The Soon siblings also earned a gold medal each, with Sophie winning the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB12 Finals and Collin winning the Men’s 100m Breastroke SB13 Finals.
The pair also broke the Games record for their respective events, as Sophie clocked in a timing of 1:28.38 while Collin finished with a timing of 1:13.33.
Archer Nur Syahidah Alim also secured a triumphant nine-point victory in the Women’s Individual Compound Open, which saw her claim her third straight gold medal in the event.
Shot put thrower Muhammad Dilroy Noordin and Boccia athlete Aloysius Gan also earned their first ASEAN Para Games gold medals this year.
Dilroy clocked in a distance of 9.91m in the Men’s Shot Put F40/41 to secure the gold, while Aloysius clinched the mixed pairs BC3 gold with partner Toh Sze Ning.
Apart from the seven gold medals, Singapore also earned a total of nine silver and 12 bronze medals from swimming, javelin throw, boccia, goalball, and athletics.
Singapore’s best showing in the ASEAN Para Games was in its 2017 edition which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where 92 Singapore para-athletes picked up a total of nine gold, 17 silver and 24 bronze medals.