Hockey: Mystery over missing SEAP Games gold medal at Singapore Recreation Club

Former Singapore hockey international Farleigh Clarke (in reflection) has tried to ask Singapore Recreation Club's officials about his 1973 SEAP Games gold medal, but he said they have not responded.
Former Singapore hockey international Farleigh Clarke (in reflection) has tried to ask Singapore Recreation Club's officials about his 1973 SEAP Games gold medal, but he said they have not responded.PHOTO: COURTESY OF FARLEIGH CLARKE

SINGAPORE - One of the treasured medals that marks a landmark victory in the Republic's sporting history has allegedly gone missing while on display at one of the nation's most esteemed sporting clubs.

Former Singapore hockey international Farleigh Clarke claims that his 1973 SEAP Games gold medal - the only time the Republic beat powerhouse Malaysia to clinch the title - and a prized jersey had been on display at the Singapore Recreation Club's (SRC) Padang premises, but he has been unable to locate both items, nor retrieve them from the club, despite his efforts in the past year.

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