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'Singapore should win more than 50 SEA Games golds'

Published on Apr 15, 2014 1:32 PM
 
Home-grown athletes getting into the party spirit at the launch party held at Gardens by the Bay on 15 February 2014 for the 2015 SEA Games and Asean Para Games which Singapore will be hosting. The nation should improve on its best SEA Games haul of 50 golds when it hosts the Games in June next year. -- ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore should improve on its best SEA Games haul of 50 golds when it hosts the Games in June next year.

While the sports programme has yet to be finalised and the number of events to be competed for is still up in the air, the weight of expectation is already falling on Singapore’s athletes.

As Lim Teck Yin, chairman of the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee (Singsoc) executive committee, said: “Let’s say that in 1993 we got 50 gold medals.

“I can’t imagine getting less.” In 1993, the Republic was led by nine golds from swimming’s Golden Girl, Joscelin Yeo, and roared to a record 50 golds, 40 silvers, and 74 bronzes.

 
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