Mervyn Toh clinched Singapore’s first-ever Asian Games medal in canoeing on Saturday (1 Sept 2018) with the bronze in the men’s K1 200m.
K2 1000m duo, Lucas Teo & Brandon Ooi produced Singapore’s best kayaking result at the Asian Games where they finished fourth.
The life of a professional athlete is not an easy one. Watch national paddlers Mervyn and Geraldine explain their life story – a mishmash of grit, determination and hard work amid pressure from family and friends. It is the culmination of a long and arduous journey that has earned them the right to compete at the 18th Asian Games.
This special feature (5 Aug 2018) by MCCY for Lianhe Zaobao profiles national paddlers Stephenie Chen and Sarah Chen who are preparing for the upcoming Asian Games 2018 in Palembang, Indonesia.
It also shows how the government is supporting athletes through the High Performance Sport system (HPS) and its scholarship programme that has helped athletes in their sporting pursuits. Both sisters are elite SpexScholars who have been on the SpexScholarship programme since its inception in 2013.