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Entries for June 2008

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This August, Singapore will be represented by 25 sportsmen and women at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, the largest contingent ever to be sent by the country.

The number coincides well with Singapore’s increased hopes, as compared to the last couple of editions, of finally winning that second Olympic medal.

2008 is also the year the Republic has the most number of Olympic qualifiers, a sign of real quality in our athletes. 22 of the 25 made the mark.
 
Still, the list is not final yet. A couple more athletes can still make a push for a place, while others are waiting for a reprieve.
 
All Olympic nominations must reach the Games organizers by 23 July.

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30
A proud family.
Friends, schoolmates, cross-country teammates and the triathlon community turned up on a Sunday evening to celebrate the memory of Thaddeus Cheong. The 17-year-old collapsed a year ago after a personal-best SEA Games trial.

To mark a year’s anniversary of his passing on 24 June 2007, the Thaddeus’ Memorial Run was held today at his school Raffles Junior College’s (RJC) stadium track.

Organized by his family and some family friends, people turned up to remember the brave boy, who served not just his country well, but was a beacon of light for his loved ones.

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The Singapore National Olympic Council unveiled on Friday the list of Singapore's representatives for this August's Beijing Olympics. The contingent of 25 will be the Republic's largest ever at the Summer Games. They will be going all out in their assault to achieve Singapore's second ever Olympic medal - first in 48 years - since Tan Howe Liang's silver at Rome '60.
 
 
Swimming
Tao Li (100m fly, 200m fly, 100m back), Bryan Tay (200m free), Quah Ting Wen (100m free, 400m IM), Lynette Lim (200m free, 400m free, 800m free), Nicolette Teo (100m breast, 200m breast)

Table Tennis
Li Jiawei (singles, team), Wang Yuegu (singles, team), Feng Tianwei (singles, team), Gao Ning (singles, team), Yang Zi (singles, team), Cai Xiaoli (team)

Sailing
Koh Seng Leong (Laser Standard), Loh Manyi (Laser Radial), Xu Yuanzhen (470), Terence Koh (470)

Badminton
Ronald Susilo (singles), Xing Aiying (singles), Li Yujia (doubles, mixed doubles), Jiang Yanmei (doubles), Hendri Saputra (mixed doubles)

Athletics
Zhang Guirong (shot put), Calvin Kang (100m, wildcard)

Shooting
Lee Wung Yew (trap)

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28
In a first for Singapore sportsmen, four of our local footballers have been signed up by local isotonic drink H-TWO-O for personal endorsement deals.

National players Lionel Lewis, Ridhuan Muhamad, Khairul Amri and Hariss Harun will officially endorse H-TWO-O and appear in their ad campaigns.

The ads come with the tagline "Hydrate, Inspire and Conquer", reinforcing the drive of all active and competitive sportsmen.

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Posted in: Football, Scoops
27
Amidst the growing number of run and endurance sport events sprouting up in Singapore, the largest mass run on the local calendar is back with something new.

In a first for Asia, the 21km participants of the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon (SBR & AHM) 2008 will zip across a barrage. The first reservoir and dam built in a city, the Marina Barrage runs across the Marina Channel and offers flood control and a host of recreational possibilities.

“It is our aim to continually refresh the running routes for the benefit of our yearly participants. The addition - the Marina Barrage - is especially exciting to us. For those who are able to run across the barrage, it represents a visual treat, which is simply breathtaking as you take in the city skyline, reflected across the water expanse”, said Brigadier-General (BG) Hugh Lim, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the SAFRA SBR & AHM 2008 and Vice President, SAFRA.
 
The SAFRA SBR & AHM 2008 will be held on 24 August, and is part of National Day celebrations. Normal registration ends on 30 June, with all registration closing on 31 July.

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Posted in: Running, Scoops
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Girl Guides Singapore (GGS), the largest single gender Co-Curricular Activity here, held a walkathon last Saturday at Bishan Park with the aim of developing girls and young women to their fullest potential as useful citizens.

The event, which involved over 4,000 Brownies, Girl Guides and adult members ranging from age 8-80 years, is part of a series of fund-raising activities to make Girl Guiding accessible to more girls. The walkathon raised close to S$184,000.
 
There was a strong turnout of current Guides, former ones, and volunteers.
 
Guest-of-Honour at the walkathon was singer Kit Chan. She was hosted by President of GGS, Mrs Joy Balakrishnan, wife of Vivian, Minister for Community Development, Youth & Sports.

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26
Despite a rain delay, Lam Chih Bing held on to win the third leg of the OAAG Golf Tour ahead of his participation at The British Open.

The TGT Challenge was held at Jurong Country Club from 23 - 25 June with 72 professional golfers playing for a total prize purse of $33,000.

Going into the final round with a two stroke lead, Chih Bing looked set to extend his winning margin when he came out of the front nine with three birdies. However, a 30 minute rain delay saw the greens slow down, resulting in three bogies for Chih Bing to finish at even par for the day.

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29er sailors Justin Liu (left) and Sherman Cheng.
29er sailors Justin LIU and Sherman CHENG wrapped up the Kieler Woche regatta (Kiel Week) in second position out of 93 boats. They were tied for first place on 16 points but were second on countback to French sailors Kevin Fischer and Glenn Gouron. The girls’ pair, Griselda KHNG and Cecilia LOW, finished in a credible 16th place overall in Gold fleet and 4th in the girls’ division.

Multihull sailors LOW Wen Chun and Jonathan Russel CHEW were one point off a podium position and placed 4th overall out of 37 boats in the Hobie 16 class. They concluded the regatta with first and second scores on the final day, finishing behind the podium winners who are at least 20 years their senior.

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25
Garuda International Friendly - Indonesian Garuda Team
 
Softball enthusiasts can look forward to a lot of fast pitching and fielding action at the Kallang Diamonds end of this week. The Singapore Baseball & Softball Association (SBSA), in preparation for next year’s Asian Women (Youth) Softball Championship, has invited the Indonesian Garuda Team to Singapore to play our National Youth trainees.
 
30 youth players (mean age 17) have been selected from various schools and tertiary institutions. The friendly games against the Indonesians will be a baptism of fire for our girls, who come from various teams and different sporting background. This will be the first time they will be playing together on the same side, rather than against one another.

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The growing vibrancy of this sporting hub was supposed to see a world-class star-studded carnival next weekend. But alas, the final step - official sanctioning from governing bodies - could not be achieved.

There were already concerns when it was announced in May, whether the iSixes World Series, a cricket tour that would feature all nine Test-playing nations, is an officially recognized event.

Singapore was to be the first country to hold it, on July 4-6 at the Padang. Other legs included Shanghai and Dubai.

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