Between 1965 and 1979, Singapore swept 145 track and field medals at eight editions of the SEA Games, 33 of them gold. Since then, the Republic's athletes have won 118 in 19 editions of the biennial Games, with only 26 golds.
While he notes increased competition is a factor - in 1975 only four nations participated in the Games, compared to 11 last year - local athletics coach Steven Quek says the lack of good results at regional level is cause for concern.
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