21 Feb 2019 – 180 guests gathered at Shangri-la Hotel Singapore today to celebrate the best of the local sporting scene!
The awards event, organized by The Straits Times Sports Desk and presented by 100PLUS Singapore, has always been cherished by those in the sports fraternity to honor the local athletes who had done exceedingly well.
Along with it, is also an assurance for greater support for athletes:
Excerpt from The Straits Times
Speaking at The Straits Times Athlete of the Year award ceremony, Minister Grace Fu said: “We want our athletes to excel at upcoming major Games… To encourage selected Team Singapore athletes to take on a full training load to start their preparations early for these Games, SportSG is rolling out extended campaign support of $3 million up to two years in advance, for athletes who display potential to excel at these Games and a podium finish.”
It was nothing but an atmosphere of hope and excellence to the athletes, who took no qualms about sacrificing much for their sport. But who are the 10 nominees (in no particular order) who were #lit on their ‘field’?
1. National Bowler, Muhd Jaris Goh
Muhammad Jaris Goh, who fired the Singapore men’s team to a first medal at the World Men’s Championships and a long-overdue medal at the Asian Games in 2018, was named The Straits Times’ Athlete of the Year 2018 – Excerpt from ST
2. St Andrew’s Hockey Captain, Sean See
Sean was awarded the ST Young Star award after he displayed sportsmanship when he asked the umpire to forgo his own team’s goal, which led to the Saints losing to Northland Secondary School, during the National School Games. At the age of 17, he is all ready to be the 2nd Singaporean to receive the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Award already !!!
Today, he was also awarded the ST Young Star of the Year 2018!
(Admin’s note: We think Jed is slightly biased and beaming with pride here, as both Sean and Jed share the same alma mater. #UpandOn)
Interesting trivia, he was coached by ONEathlete Tan Yiru before.
3. National Paddler, Yu Mengyu
The table tennis star rose above her career-ending injuries to securing a medal.
4. Bukit Merah Sec’s Floorball Player, John Alicante Embile
It was mind over matter, to take his first penalty and he led his school to the first title in 8 years.
5. National Swimmer, Toh Wei Soong
The parathlete returned home as a Double Asian Para-games Gold Medalist from Jakarta, Indonesia.
6. VJC’s High Jumper Kampton Kam
He jumped to 2 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronze medals at the SEA Youth Athletic Championships in Bangkok.
7. National Shooter, Martina Veloso
(Admin’s note: Enuf said. We are gel-uuz)
8. Queensway Sec’s Footballer, Putri Nur Syaliza
She bends it like Beckham! Woaaaaaaa(go)aaaaaaaal!
9. National Swimmer, Joseph Schooling
No introduction needed. He is Singapore’s golden boy and continues to have such strong camaraderie on the pool at Asian Games.
10. ACS (Barker Road) C Division Table Tennis Team – Ryan Eng, Ryan Chong, Ryan Tan, Ethan Ong, Ethan Chua, Silas Chua, Benjamin Wee and Seth Wong
We saved this for the last.
Coming together from the Junior school, they formed their own team (in the absence of a CCA club), trained for 2 weeks, played, won a bronze medal, and formed their own legit club! Hyperlapse story for these guys, #tbytb
Bonus: National Marathoner, Mok Ying Ren
Did you #runwithmok during the Straits Times Run 2018 too?
Posters of the 100PLUS Ambassador were seen all around the Island Ballroom, gently reminding us to hydrate well and power our daily exercise regimes with the ACTIVE’s electrolytes, Vitamins B3, B6 and B12!
The Double SEA Games Gold Medalist & National Records Holder, who won Singapore’s first male marathon gold medal in 2013, made his ‘presence-felt’ even though he was not at the awards venue, and was probably at work on the surgical table.
Orthopaedic Resident, Dr. Mok continues to be iconic of many Team Singapore athletes who strive to give a stellar performance in their sporting dreams, professional endeavors, and personal commitments!