Congratulating our SEA Games athletes

31 August 2017 | General News
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The Men’s Water Polo team took home their 27th consecutive SEA Games gold medal since 1965 (Photo: Lim Sin Thai)

Team Singapore athletes brought home a remarkable 188 medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which came to a close on 30 August after close to two weeks of intense competition. Contributing to this impressive feat were NUS students and alumni who did the nation and University proud with their fighting spirit and sportsmanship.

“I think as a team we did pretty well and achieved what we set out to at the start of the season,” said Ang An Jun, Year 3 NUS Business student and Team Singapore Men’s Water Polo player. An Jun spent much of his time in NUS juggling his studies and a gruelling training schedule which saw him take to the waters up to nine times a week. It certainly paid off as the team dominated the sport by clinching their 27th consecutive SEA Games gold in an adrenaline-pumping match against hosts Malaysia. “Being on the podium and getting the gold for Singapore was definitely an incredible feeling,” he added.

The Women’s National Sailing Team also won big at the Games, with NUS Science student Elisa Yukie Yokoyama taking home the gold in the Women’s Double Handed 470 race and Year 3 NUS Business student Jillian Lee doing likewise in the Women’s Individual Dinghy Laser Radial event. 

For Year 2 NUS Business student Jessica Goh, the highlight of the Games was the close bond formed with her fellow sailors and support staff. Her team nabbed the silver medal in the Women’s Team Racing Dinghy Laser Radial. “Though we were gunning for gold, unfortunately there were circumstances that were not in our favour. However, I have no doubt that we sailed our hearts out to the best of our ability,” she said.

The celebrated athlete is looking forward to settling back into school and hall activities and planning for her upcoming student exchange to the Netherlands, after the intense preparation for the SEA Games over the last few months.

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From left: Jessica, coach Fernando Alegre, Jillian and teammate Simone Chen at the SEA Games 

Here is a list of NUS medallists:

Gold

  • Ang An Jun
    Aquatics — Men’s Water Polo
     
  • Chiam Kun Yang
    Aquatics — Men’s Water Polo
     
  • Koh Jian Ying
    Aquatics — Men’s Water Polo
     
  • Bryan Ong Wei Loong
    Aquatics — Men’s Water Polo
     
  • Ooi Yee Jia
    Aquatics — Men’s Water Polo
     
  • Cherie Tan Shi Hua
    Women’s Bowling
     
  • Jillian Lee Sook Ying
    Woman’s Sailing
     
  • Elisa Yukie Yokoyama
    Women’s Sailing
     
  • Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei
    Women’s Shooting
     
  • Benedict Chan Jia Wei
    Men’s Squash


Silver

  • Timothy Lee Han Kuan
    Aquatics — Men’s Diving
     
  • Gina Koh Ting Yi
    Aquatics — Women’s Water Polo
     
  • Melissa Ooi Si Hui
    Aquatics — Women’s Water Polo
     
  • Angeline Teo Yi Ling
    Aquatics — Women’s Water Polo
     
  • Cleona Zhu Yinxuan
    Aquatics — Women’s Water Polo
     
  • Samuel Koh Giap Yang
    Men’s Rugby
     
  • Samuel Teo He Teng
    Men’s Rugby
     
  • Nicholas Yau Yu Hong
    Men’s Rugby
     
  • Jessica Goh Kai Ling
    Woman’s Sailing
     
  • Samuel Tan Wei Han
    Men’s Wushu


Bronze

  • Chantal Liew Li Shan
    Aquatics — Women’s Open Water
     
  • Muhammad Hafiz Bin Abdul Rased
    Men's Field Hockey
     
  • Tong Kah Mun
    Women's Gymnastics
     
  • Fung Hui Xin
    Women's Wushu

 

The University congratulates all NUS athletes who participated in the 29th SEA Games on their extraordinary achievements.