Asian Games: Record Team Singapore contingent could better previous Asiad best in 2006

Olympic 100m butterfly gold medallist Joseph Schooling stretching with his Singapore team-mates during training at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Centre in Jakarta yesterday.
Olympic 100m butterfly gold medallist Joseph Schooling stretching with his Singapore team-mates during training at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Centre in Jakarta yesterday.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

With a record 264 athletes from 21 sports, they could better the eight golds from 2006

Athletes crave improvement - by the millimetre, millisecond or medals. Team Singapore are no different and have come to Indonesia in search of their own breakthroughs at these Asian Games, the second biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

The stakes are high. For many, the Asiad, which starts today and runs till Sept 2, will serve as a key indicator of their progress towards the 2020 Olympics - the ultimate goal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore eye breakthrough'. Print Edition | Subscribe