S'pore's quest for success to get tougher

From left: Singapore assistant chef de mission Lim Heem Wei, SNOC secretary-general Chris Chan, CDM Mark Chay and Richard Gordon, head of high performance sports at the SSI, at the press conference.
From left: Singapore assistant chef de mission Lim Heem Wei, SNOC secretary-general Chris Chan, CDM Mark Chay and Richard Gordon, head of high performance sports at the SSI, at the press conference.PHOTO: COMMONWEALTH GAMES SINGAPORE

Local sports chiefs satisfied with showing, as India stiffen challenge in three key disciplines

A largely transitional Singapore team will return from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with at least three golds - Singapore are involved in two table tennis finals today - but the quest for medals at major multi-sports Games will only get harder.

Besides the usual powerhouses like China, South Korea and Japan at the Asian Games in August, the Republic will also have to contend with another rising force.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore's quest for success to get tougher'. Print Edition | Subscribe