Asean Para Games: Team Singapore para athletes star in music video

SINGAPORE - Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu has lauded the dedication and talent of the Republic's para athletes training for the Asean Para Games (APG) to be held on home soil next month.

In a music video released by national sports agency Sport Singapore yesterday, APG debutants Kalai Vanen (powerlifting), Aishah Samad (shooting), Sophie Soon (swimming), Marc Chiang (goalball) and Lieu Teck Hua (athletics) gave viewers a slice of their lives as they juggle between family, work or school and sports.

Entitled 'Ordinary', the video showcases the athletes' spirit of determination, courage and drive to be more than ordinary.

Ms Fu wrote on her Facebook page: "I had the pleasure of meeting Team Singapore swimmer Sophie Soon during one of her training sessions last week. You might know her as a swimmer, but did you know that she's also an accomplished violinist?

"Sophie is featured in this music video 'Ordinary', together with four other Asean Para Games 2015 debutants. While they may see themselves as ordinary people leading ordinary lives, they are, in fact, training hard to perform the extraordinary and fly the flag for our country. They deserve our fullest support. Spread the word, share the video and join us to #BackUpAPG2015."

Profiles of Team Singapore's APG athletes can also be read here: http://bit.ly/APGAthletes

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