Hockey's golden boys mark SG50

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on the ball after bullying off the match between the Singapore ex-internationals and an Indian Association selection to celebrate the Republic's 50 years of independence. In the past 2
ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on the ball after bullying off the match between the Singapore ex-internationals and an Indian Association selection to celebrate the Republic's 50 years of independence. In the past 28 editions of the Seap Games and SEA Games, only once have Singapore won a men's hockey gold - way back when the country first hosted the Games in 1973. Six members of that triumphant team played yesterday at IA and although the youngest, M. Jeeva, is 59, they showed flashes of their deft touches on the ball as the match ended 3-0 to IA.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2015, with the headline 'Hockey's golden boys mark SG50'. Print Edition | Subscribe