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Team Singapore wraps up Asian Youth Para Games campaign with 10 medals, including five golds

This is Singapore’s second-best medal haul at the Asian Youth Para Games.

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Published: 7 December 2021, 12:41 PM

Singapore achieved its second-best ever showing at the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) with 10 medals, including five golds, three silvers and two bronzes.  

Swimmer Colin Soon was the top performing athlete at the 2021 Games held in Bahrain, with four gold medals to his name. 

He won the men’s 12-16 400m freestyle S11-13, setting a new national record of 5:00.64; the men’s 12-16 100m, breaststroke SB11-13; the men’s 12-16 200m individual medley SM11-13, setting a new national record of 2:32.19, and the men’s 12-16 100m freestyle S11-13; setting a new national record of 1:02.00. 

Aloysius Gan was the other athlete who also won gold at the AYPG. He did so in the Boccia BC3 men’s individual event, beating Korea’s Sion Jeong. 

 

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Aloysius’ (left) gold medal was Singapore’s first-ever in Boccia at the AYPG. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE NATIONAL PARALYMPIC COUNCIL

 

Aloysius also won a silver in Boccia, together with Yan Jia Yi, in the Boccia BC3 mixed pair event. 

Swimmer Darren Chan, also had the feat of setting a personal best in all five of his races at the AYPG. He also won two bronze medals, in the men’s 16-18 200m freestyle S14 and the men’s 17-18 200m individual medley SM14 events.

 

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Swimmers Colin and Darren posing with their medals. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE NATIONAL PARALYMPIC COUNCIL

 

Singapore’s other medallists are Siti Nurhayati Binte ALi Aksar Khan (Women’s U20 T20 400m – Silver) and Paddler Caleb Lee (Men’s Mixed Team Class T6-8 – Silver). 

 

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Siti’s race was held at a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. PHOTO CREDIT: MCCY

 

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Caleb says that he hopes to be able to represent the country again at the next ASEAN para games. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE NATIONAL PARALYMPIC COUNCIL

 

Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) President A/Prof Teo-Koh Sock Miang said: “We have been supported by numerous agencies such as Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth, Sport Singapore, National Youth Sport Institute and Singapore Disability Sports Council.

“Our youth athletes’ performances at these Games send a clear signal that our next generation of youth para athletes are ready to fly the Singapore flag with pride.”


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