School sports: Hwa Chong dominates Inter-School Canoeing A Division again

Hwa Chong Institution's Tay Lng Jaey celebrating after his team wong the B-Boys C1 - 1000m in the Schools Canoeing National Championships 2016. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
Damai Secondary School's girl's team (in blue) rowing in the B-Girls K4, 1000m in the Schools Canoeing National Championships 2016. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Powerhouse Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) dominated the National Inter-Schools Canoeing Championships on Thursday held at MacRitchie Reservoir, retaining both the A Division boys' and girls' titles with 88 points and 55 points respectively.

In the boys' A Division behind HCI, National Junior College (NJC) placed second with 52 points while third-placed Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) were third (47). Serangoon Junior College (SJC) took fourth with 10 points.

Meanwhile for the girls' A division, NJC had to settle for second after finishing 7 points behind HCI with 48. Anglo-Chinese Junior College were second runner-up, amassing 24 points while SJC was fourth (14).

St Joseph's Institution (SJI) clinched the boys' B division title with 62 points, in front of rivals ACS(I) (40). HCI could only get third spot with 37 points while fourth-placed Bukit Panjang Government High School finished 10 points behind them.

ACS(I) topped the boys' C Division with a whopping 83 points with SJI finishing second with 49. HCI was third (35) and Bukit Panjang came in fourth (15).

Damai Secondary School made history in the girls' B Division when they won the championship for the first time, amassing 42 points. NJC were second (30), edging out third-placed Gan Eng Seng Secondary's 28 points.

Temasek clinched the girls' C division title with 56 points, ahead of first runner-up Damai (38). Crescent Girls School finished third with 21 points.

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