Young Aloysius holds his own in international boccia debut

Aloysius Gan, 11, preparing to release the boccia ball in a BC3 pairs match at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open yesterday. With him is his father and ramp assistant Kagan Gan. Aloysius and partner Toh Sze Ning won the pairs silver medal.
Aloysius Gan, 11, preparing to release the boccia ball in a BC3 pairs match at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open yesterday. With him is his father and ramp assistant Kagan Gan. Aloysius and partner Toh Sze Ning won the pairs silver medal.SPHOTO: SINGAPORE DISABILITY SPORTS COUNCIL

At 11 years old, Aloysius Gan was the youngest competitor by some way among 35 athletes at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open.

But he more than held his own against his older counterparts from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Young Aloysius holds his own in international boccia debut'. Print Edition | Subscribe