Hockey: Singapore targets SEA Games gold in 2029

Singapore's women's hockey team last struck gold at the SEA Games in 1993

Singapore’s Jerelee Ong (third from right) celebrating one of her two goals in the 6-1 win over Sri Lanka in the World League Round 1 at Sengkang Stadium on April 9, 2016. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
The national men's hockey team celebrating their 4-1 defeat of Thailand at the Hockey Series Open Singapore on July 1, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Competing on home soil in 2015, the national men's hockey team came within a whisker of clinching Singapore's first SEA Games gold since 1993 when they lost 4-3 on penalties to Malaysia after drawing 2-2 in regulation time in the final.

Five years on, Singapore has not ended its gold medal drought. A considerable gap remains between the two countries, with the Republic's men's and women's hockey teams ranked 36th and 38th respectively as compared to the Malaysia men (11th) and women (20th).

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