08 December 16 | The Straits Times by CHUA SIANG YEE
Last month, Olympic champion Joseph Schooling called for more financial support to be given to local athletes aspiring to win medals at major sporting meets.
After all, his parents Colin and May famously spent more than $1 million on his Olympic dream when they sent him to train in the United States at the age of 14.
The swimmer, now 21, saw part of his wish fulfilled when he gave $200,000 to a...
07 December 16 | The Straits Times by ALVIN CHIA
When Yip Pin Xiu returned home following a triumphant outing at the Rio Paralympics in September, she was blinded by a flurry of camera flashes, had microphones and recorders thrust in her face, and was greeted by a cheering crowd of 200 fans upon arrival at Changi Airport.
Amid the raucous scenes, a quiet voice spoke. But it was one with an important message - that her university intended to nam...
05 December 16 | The Straits Times
S'pore shuttlers win three titles at youth event here
Singapore's junior badminton players bagged three age-group titles yesterday at the OUE Singapore Youth International Series at Our Tampines Hub.
Jaslyn Hooi beat Japan's Atsumi Miyazaki 21-12, 21-14 in the girls' Under-17 final, Joel Koh beat Neville Luaran of Malaysia 22-20, 21-19 in the boys' U-17 final, while Andy Kwek and Lee Jian Liang...