SINGAPORE - More than 180 participants, aged seven to 18, competed in Friday's (March 31) Haw Par National Youth Para Athletics Championships.
Held at the Hougang Stadium, this was the first time students with disability in mainstream schools were involved at the event organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council.
St Margaret's Secondary School's Emma Tan, who has cerebral palsy and competed in the 100m CP/PI wheelchair and shot put CP/PI 1kg wheelchair events, said: "I'm glad to have participated, as I believe exercising is part of daily life."
The 14-year-old added: "It was rather nerve-wracking at the starting line but once on the track my adrenaline took over. What a great experience."