posted on August 01, 2009 09:00
Quah Ting Wen (Centre) celebrates with her teammates after winning the 4x100m freestyle relay
NINE DAYS OF INTENSE DRAMA
Photo courtesy: of SAYGOC
On the athletes’ front, the first-ever Asian Youth Games (AYG), which started on 29 June, ended on a high note on 7 July, after nine full days of intense, nail-biting action. It saw some 1,400 young athletes competing in nine sports at various venues across the island. These sports were Aquatics (diving and swimming), Athletics, FIBA 33 (Basketball), Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Sailing, Shooting and Table Tennis.
For these young athletes, the AYG provided a rare and invaluable opportunity for them to pit their skills against their peers on an international level. More importantly, it allowed them to learn the values of Olympism - Friendship, Respect and Excellence.
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