posted on October 28, 2010 23:25
What does the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 mean to you?
Asian Games is almost like the Olympic Games to me. It will be very
challenging. To play against the best in Asia is what I have been
looking forward to.”- Robin Ng, Goalkeeper, Team Singapore mens’ hockey
"This will be the second time that I will be representing Singapore at
the Asian Games. I am honoured to be part of Team Singapore contingent
and hope that we will be able to surmount all difficulties and make the
knockout stages. We will prevail as long as we fight as a team and give
nothing but our best as a team." - Hariss Harun, Captain, Team Singapore
mens’ football team
"The Asian Games is recognized and competed at almost the highest level,
if not below Olympic Games level. Being able to compete at this Asian
Games for the dragon-boat event gives the community hope that
dragon-boating may reach the limelight of Olympic Games one day. To most
of us, it may be an once-in-a-lifetime affair. We really want to enjoy
the whole process." - Kieu Chin Wah, Captain, Team Singapore mens’
dragon boat team
“I’ve prepared a lot for this Asian Games, I know that there are a lot
of expectations on me by family, coaches, country and most of all,
myself. I really want to swim well and hope I can perform in
Guangzhou.”- Tao Li, Team Singapore swimmer
“I took the semester off for the Asian Games and in all honesty I do not
know if I’m going to be around because I have some injuries and work.
So I really hope that this Asian Games will be the most memorable one
for me, if it’s the only one.”- Muhammad Amirudin Bin Jamal, Team
Singapore track and field athlete.
"This is my first Asian Games and it means a lot to me. The road to
qualification was tough as I had to go through intensive rehabilitation
and also battle with the fear of a previous injury relapsing. Prior to
joining the SSC, I was a full-time tutor. Juggling the busy work
schedule, examinations and training was not easy. I had to miss a few
overseas competitions due to work commitments. My five years in pole
vaulting was definitely not a smooth one, and qualifying for the Asian
Games is the greatest milestone for me so far." - Rachel Yang, Team
Singapore track and field athlete.
(Photo: The Straits Times © SPH. Reproduced with permission)
"To me, the Asian Games in the second biggest event after the Olympics.
It is very close to my heart as we are able to witness the talent of our
Asian friends. Being able to compete against them and to try and do
well against them gives me a huge confidence boost as I prepare to take
on the world in the future." - Rainer Ng, Team Singapore swimmer.
“Participation at the Asian games is not something which can be achieved
overnight therefore it means a great deal to me as it represents the
fruits of my labour and that of my coaches as well as many others like
my family and SSI medical team who have all made this possible.”- Lim
Heem Wei, Team Singapore gymnast.
“The Asian Games is a step up from the SEA Games and gives us an
excellent gauge of where we stand in the region. It is an excellent
chance for us to pit ourselves against the region’ s best.”- Elfi
Mustapa, Team Singapore track and field athlete.
"We will face three teams which have all seen action in the finals
of the Asian Games. It is a tough group but there is also a reason why
we are called the Lions. We will fight with every ounce of will and
energy we have with the aim of bringing sporting glory to Singapore." -
Eugene Loo, Manager, Football team.
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