Mystery over missing historic hockey medal at SRC

Former hockey player Farleigh Clarke said he has been unable to get his 1973 SEAP Games gold medal back.
Former hockey player Farleigh Clarke said he has been unable to get his 1973 SEAP Games gold medal back.

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'Mystery over missing historic hockey medal at SRC'. Print Edition | Subscribe