Athletics: What a change of leadership could mean for Singapore Athletics

A photo taken on March 17, 2019, shows Marc Brian Louis at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong.
A photo taken on March 17, 2019, shows Marc Brian Louis at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong.PHOTO: POH SENG SONG

SINGAPORE - They say the night is darkest before dawn, and the track and field fraternity can only hope that a glimmer of hope appears soon for the beleaguered sport.

Singapore Athletics (SA), its national body, has been mired in controversy over the last five years, with issues such as infighting courting negative headlines. These off-field woes have affected its athletes' performances, as seen in the 2019 SEA Games when the team failed to win a single gold medal for the first time since 1991.

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