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National Record Breakers To Join 27th SEA Games in Myanmar

by On Dec 7, 2013
National Record Breakers To Join 27th SEA Games in Myanmar

It’s only 5 days to the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar! The SEA Games is Southeast Asia’s biggest multi-sport event, involving hundreds of athletes from the 11 countries of ASEAN.

With numerous record breaking performances in 2013, hopes are high for a strong Singaporean showing in the athletic categories.

National Record Breakers To Join 27th SEA Games in Myanmar

Gary Yeo will be representing Singapore in the men’s 100M sprint and 4x100M sprint relay. He won the silver medal in the same category in the 2011 SEA Games. Gary was also was part of the team that broke the national record for the 4x100M men’s sprint relay in May.

Another record-breaker joining the line-up is national hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad, who broke the national 400M hurdles and 200M sprint records recently in October. She will be participating in the women’s 4x400m relay.

All-Male Showing in Marathon Category

Mok Ying Ren, who recently broke Singapore’s national half marathon record in the Ageo Half City Marathon, will join Ashley Liew in representing Singapore in the men’s marathon.

Unfortunately, Singapore will not be fielding a representative in the women’s marathon category. Qi Hui, who won the local female Standard Chartered Marathon for the last five years (including this year), withdrew from the women’s marathon in an updated team roster released by the Singapore National Olympic Council.

With some great displaysAll the best to Team Singapore!

Are you watching out for any other athletes in the upcoming SEA Games? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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