Athletics: Singapore Athletics get $280k boost in tie-up with TCM company Kin Teck Tong

The Singapore Athletics (SA) have partnered with local traditional chinese medicine company Kin Teck Tong.
The Singapore Athletics (SA) have partnered with local traditional chinese medicine company Kin Teck Tong. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Athletics (SA) have partnered with local traditional chinese medicine company Kin Teck Tong (KTT) to provide support for its national team and events in 2016.

The one-year deal, worth $280,000, will start from Jan 1. KTT's team of qualified in-house physicians and trained therapists will be accessible to both elite national athletes as well as participants at SA events.

Said KTT's executive direct Coco Zhang: "Our national athletes go through rigorous training and this often result in intense muscle sprains and strains.

"Our newest branch at the Singapore Sports Hub is complete with modern facilities that can be fully integrated with our TCM treatments.

"Through our partnership with Singapore Athletics, we are able to provide sports injury treatment in a location that is convenient to these athletes. It is also our way of giving back to the society."

SA president Tang Weng Fei was thrilled with the latest tie-up. He said: "We are always looking out for new opportunities to partner with forward looking companies in the holistic care of our athletes and other sports participants.

"Being an athlete-centric organisation, we hope to continuously provide value add to our stakeholders within the athletics fraternity."

An official ceremony will be held on Monday (Dec28) at 12.30pm at KTT's newly opened medical centre at the Kallang Wave Mall.