Asean Para Games: 166 athletes to represent Team Singapore at Dec 3-9 event

From left: Theresa Goh (swimming), Jeralyn Tan (boccia), Lim Teck Yin, chairman of the Singapore
Asean Para Games Organising Committee (SAPGOC) executive committee, Neo Kah Whye (boccia), Eugene Soh (table tennis) and William Tan (athletics). Singap
From left: Theresa Goh (swimming), Jeralyn Tan (boccia), Lim Teck Yin, chairman of the Singapore Asean Para Games Organising Committee (SAPGOC) executive committee, Neo Kah Whye (boccia), Eugene Soh (table tennis) and William Tan (athletics). Singapore will field a record 166-strong team in the Asean Para Games.ST PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR

SINGAPORE - A total of 166 athletes will fly Singapore's flag at the Asean Para Games when it is held here from Dec 3-9.

The Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) made the announcement on Friday evening, unveiling the contingent that will compete across 15 sports.

The contingent will be the biggest yet competing in the biennial event, and also the first time the Republic is taking part in all sports contested. At the last Games in Myanmar, Singapore competed in five sports.

Said Dr Mark Hon, vice-chairman of the SNPC: "Our athletes have been training so hard for months. I've seen them in training and I can say that they are going all out for Singapore.

"The 8th Asean Para Games is a fitting finale for Singapore's golden jubilee celebrations and we believe that it will enhance the profile of disability sports and our athletes. We encourage Singaporeans to come out in force to support our athletes as One Team Singapore."