Asean Schools Games 2018

Asean Schools Games: Golden trio end on a high

Top: Singapore's Jamie Koo swims in the butterfly leg of the 4x100m medley final yesterday. She had won gold in the 50m backstroke final earlier, in a meet record of 30.20sec. It was her first gold of the Asean Schools Games. Above: Singapore's Baira
Above: Singapore's Jamie Koo swims in the butterfly leg of the 4x100m medley final yesterday. She had won gold in the 50m backstroke final earlier, in a meet record of 30.20sec. It was her first gold of the Asean Schools Games. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Above: Singapore's Bairavarasu Rutvik Rau won the boys' singles squash title.
Above: Singapore's Bairavarasu Rutvik Rau won the boys' singles squash title.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

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Being a student-athlete implies that there is as much learning going on as there is competing. This was borne out admirably by Singapore's trio of gold medallists yesterday, the Asean Schools Games' (ASG) final day of competition.

Bairavarasu Rutvik Rau got things started by clinching the Republic's first ASG squash title, beating Malaysia's Wee Ming Hock 11-6, 11-5, 3-11, 10-12, 14-12 in the boys' singles final.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Golden trio end on a high'. Print Edition | Subscribe