SNOC approves 44 more Singapore athletes for SEA Games

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Games Appeals Committee has approved the selection of 44 additional athletes for the 2015 SEA Games, including swimmer Nur Marina Chan (above). -- PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN FILE 
The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Games Appeals Committee has approved the selection of 44 additional athletes for the 2015 SEA Games, including swimmer Nur Marina Chan (above). -- PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN FILE 

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Games Appeals Committee has approved the selection of 44 additional athletes for the 2015 SEA Games on Thursday.

The athletes, headlined by swimmer Nur Marina Chan and the men's volleyball team, will join the 941-strong contingent who have already been selected to represent hosts Singapore at the biennial showpiece.

This selection process includes athletes who have qualified and met the benchmark set by the SNOC for the Games. The National Sports Associations (NSAs) will then narrow down the specific athletes who will be represented in the sports events in accordance to their internal selection policies.

The NSAs will have to submit the shortlist to SNOC by April 15. The final list of athletes is expected to be ready by the end of this month.

SNOC secretary general Chris Chan said: "Tremendous efforts have been put in by the athletes and the National Sports Associations to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games. This spirit displayed by them is very encouraging. The Singapore National Olympic Council is proud to endorse their participation for the upcoming SEA Games."

List of additional 44 athletes:

Archery: Low Luan Eng (women's compound individual)

Athletics: Melvin Wong (men's 5,000m, 10,000m)

Badminton: Crystal Wong (women's team, singles, doubles)

Boxing - Men: Tay Jia Wei (69kg). Women: Nur Shiren Rishyani, Leona Hui (45-48kg), Angeline Devi Devanthiran (51kg), Efasha Kamarudin (54kg), Nurshahidah Roslie, Teo Hui Hoon (57kg)

Floorball: Natalia Clare Wee, Poon Qianmin, Amanda Yeap (women's team)

Gymnastics - Artistic: Janessa Dai (floor), Nadine Joy Nathan (vault), Charmaine Yeo (balance beam). Rhythmic: Dawne Chua, Ann Sim, Edlyn Ho, Noelle Goh, Alison Tang, Megan Chong (team).

Hockey: Luo Ying Ying, Suriati Sonny (women's team)

Petanque: Shanti Prakash (men's triples)

Rugby: Geraldine Chai (women's rugby sevens)

Silat: Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin (men's Tanding Class A)

Swimming - Women: Meagan Lim (200m individual medley), Chloe Wang (800m freestyle), Nur Marina Chan, Hoong En Qi (4x100m free)

Volleyball: Men's team

Wushu: Adalia Jesse Colin (men's duilian (weapon))