Singapore Offers Some Outstanding Athletes to the World
Singapore offers a variety of sporting activities for their athletes. This includes everything from rock climbing competition to the triathlon to cheer leading championships. Singapore is proving to the world that it has world-class athletes ready and eager to meet future challenges.
Late last year the College East sent one team to participate in the Safra Rock On. This is one of the largest and most important events in rock climbing. Two of the Singapore competitors won two awards during the competition. Janice Ng took home the award for Youth A lead climbing and speed event. Muhd Hafiz Bin Latiff won the Youth A lead climbing event.
Last year Singapore sent Helena Wong to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, after she qualified for the event, which was held in New Delhi. During the most recent 16th Asian Masters Athletics Championship, held in KL, Bukit Jalik Stadium, Mr. M. Hari Chandra received an award for his support and contribution toward athletics. He represented the country during the Melbourne Olympics in the 800m. He was the first athlete, representing his country, to run the 800m under two minutes. During the recent 31st Singapore Masters Athletics Championship more than 200 athletes from the area as well as from Europe and the U.S. participated. In the 3000m Walk Women, Rosalind Pakkiam took first place while Singapore teammate Lem See Tiam placed third.
Singapore also has golf star Yani Tseng who won the LPGA championship. Her talent is so great that she has been offered large sums of money to play by both China and South Korea. Singapore has the talent of Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, and Feng Tianwei. The three won the team silver medal for Singapore in women's table tennis during the 2008 Beiijing Olympic Games.
Although they want to support their starts even more Singapore presently has a budget of NT$6.5 billion to help various programs.