Para sports: More than 180 participants compete at the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships

Participants in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.
Participants in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.PHOTO: COURTESY OF HUANG XIAOLONG
This was the first time that students with disability in mainstream schools were involved at the event organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.
This was the first time that students with disability in mainstream schools were involved at the event organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.PHOTO: COURTESY OF HUANG XIAOLONG
Participants in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.
Participants in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.PHOTO: COURTESY OF HUANG XIAOLONG
A participant in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.
A participant in the Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships on March 31.PHOTO: COURTESY OF HUANG XIAOLONG

SINGAPORE - More than 180 participants, aged seven to 18, competed in Friday's (March 31) Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships.

Held at the Hougang Stadium, this was the first time students with disability in mainstream schools were involved at the event organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.

St Margaret's Secondary School's Emma Tan, who has cerebral palsy and competed in the 100m CP/PI wheelchair and shot put CP/PI 1kg wheelchair events, said: "I'm glad to have participated, as I believe exercising is part of daily life."

The 14-year-old added: "It was rather nerve-wracking at the starting line but once on the track my adrenaline took over. What a great experience."