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First para coach Jovin Tan leads Sailing team and brings home 2 bronze medals

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Jovin Tan a four-time paralympian turned coach led Team Singapore to the 1st SE Asian Para Sailing Championships in Hong Kong. The championship saw 7 countries (China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Philippines and Singapore) vie for top placing from 7 to 9 December 2018 at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club Pak Sha Wa, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

Since the exclusion of Sailing from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, Sailing competitions are limited to World Championships and invitational from countries. To bring greater emphasis on sailing to the Asian Region, Hong Kong Sailability organised the 1st SE Asian Para Sailing Championships spur interest among the Asian region and create more competitive opportunities for all.

Under the guidance of Jovin Tan, Team Singapore Desiree Lim kept her cool by steadily securing third place in the 2.4mR class after 7 races with a score of 18 points. Fellow teammate Ng Xiu Zhen put on a good fight against competitor Cheerie Pin Pin from the Philippines and emerged third in her category.

Jovin Tan, Coach shares, “Despite the gusty wind and cold weather, I am happy with the our sailor performance. Desiree and Xiu Zhen adapted and fought through the elements and proved that perseverance is key.”

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From mission impossible to mission I’mPOSSIBLE

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– Educators to take the lead in promoting disability sports in pre-schools and primary schools
– 6 educators from Singapore in Japan to learn how para sports are taught

 

A new initiative called the “I’mPOSSIBLE” programme has been launched in Singapore to empower teachers to learn more about disability sports. The aim is to change the mindset that disability sports is hard to execute and to impart a “can do” spirit among participants. The I’mPOSSIBLE programme is an education programme developed by the Agitos Foundation and the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) development arm to spread Paralympic values and vision to young people. Singapore is the second nation after Japan – the host nation of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics – to share the programme with educators. 

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) partnered with the Agitos Foundation, the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Centre, the Global Sport Development Foundation and the Japanese Paralympic Committee to bring the I’mPOSSIBLE workshops to Singapore on 7 and 8 Nov 2018. A total of 100 pre-school and primary school teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) attended the workshop. The teachers acquired skills that enabled them to gain and share new knowledge on how to engage students with disabilities in sport and also nurture inclusive playing time for students of all abilities. Materials and resources were provided to equip teachers with the necessary information to ensure a smooth delivery of the programme’s content.

Out of the 100 teachers, six were selected to go to Japan this week from 19 to 24 Nov to learn first-hand from their Japanese counterparts who have started to incorporate the I’mPOSSIBLE programme into their curriculum. One of the six educators was Mr Tan Ban Sun from Nan Chiau Primary School, who said: “Observing the lessons conducted by the teachers has given me a better idea of how I can implement the lessons more effectively and include the I’mPossible learning package in my PE scheme of work to inculcate the values of Paralympics.”

Mr Daryl Ong Wei Loon from Jurong West Primary School added: “We are all different with amazing abilities. While we focus on the successes and strengths we all have, appreciating and displaying empathy towards our differences is key towards building an inclusive society.”

The six educators will be tasked to lead the next session of the I’mPOSSIBLE Programme in March next year.  The programme is sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Singapore Foundation (JCCI) to ensure that the younger generation will be a catalyst of change for the future.

Mr Tomoyuki Kuwata(桑田知之), the Chairman of JCCI Singapore Foundation & President of JCCI, Singapore, noted that the programme goes a long way in promoting inclusiveness. “As an inspiring quote by Nelson Mandela goes, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ JCCI Singapore Foundation believes that to change the world for disability sports, educating the youth is fundamental. SDSC’s initiatives on the I’mPOSSIBLE programme to carry out a series of school engagement to promote the education of disability sports matches our belief. Leveraging on the leadup to Tokyo 2020, we hope to see more youth with disabilities be involved in sports!.” said Mr Kuwata.

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Shooting community all fired up about raising awareness on disability sports

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The Aim for Hope Fundraiser drew to a close after receiving over 100 individuals at the event, many of whom were children trying their hand at the sport for the first time.  A total of $1,750 ($10 for 10 shots) was raised from the event held at Yishun Safra Indoor Air Weapon Range.

Able-bodied and para athletes from the national shooting teams came together to coach the participants and give pointers on how to hit the target. In partnership with the Singapore Shooting Association (SSA), 30 national shooters from the association assisted in the event. Among them are Logaraj Raju who placed fifth in the Asian Para Games 2018 and Martina Lindsey Veloso, Gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Logaraj shared: “It was a good bonding session between able and para shooters, plus it was great opportunity for the public to try out air rifle shooting.” Agreeing with Logaraj, Martina said the event was a good form of exposure for the national youth shooters, as it gave them the skills-set to interact with the public and para shooters. She added that it was also great to see more kids coming in to participate and hopes this will harvest their interest in the sport. 

The fundraiser is part of SDSC’s continuous efforts to bring sporting opportunities to persons with disabilities. Proceeds from today’s event help to fund various SDSC programmes including the learn-to-play (LTP) programme that introduces participants to sports at an introductory level.

Having taken part in the programme many years ago, para sailor Ng Xiu Zhen was among the first participants to take part in today’s event. “I started out in the LTP programme for sailing back in 2009, and feel that being part of this fundraiser will help newbies venture into sports. My takeaway from today is that, with focus we can achieve anything,” Xiu Zhen shared.

Happy to see the sport of shooting taking off in Singapore was 45-year-old participant Lim Teck Hian, who said: “The last time I shot was back in secondary school during my National Police Cadet Corp days. The sport has grown a lot since the earlier years like new technology and with that, I am here to introduce the sport to my son and give my son Julian the opportunity to try out the sport and give back to a cause at the same time.”

All proceeds received from the event will enable SDSC to run its progammes at affordable rates or no charge to ensure that participants will face little or no constraints in obtaining necessary opportunities to pursue sports.

Champions of boccia, cycling and goalball community finals crowned at the closing ceremony of the Singapore National Para Games 2018

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The Singapore National Para Games (SNPG) 2018 ended on a high note today at the Singapore Sports Hub with community finals held for 3 sports: boccia, cycling and goalball.

2018 marks the 13th year since SDSC first organised the National Disability League (NDL) to bring like-minded persons with disabilities (PWDs) together through local community competitions. Over the years, the league has transformed in tandem with the changing landscape in Singapore. From NDL to the SNPG, and then partnerships with GetActive Singapore campaigns and Singapore National Games, there has been encouraging participation from public agencies and the general public-at-large, who are increasingly embracing inclusiveness and equality.

This year, SDSC’s partnership with the Singapore National Games saw para events offered in 9 sports (archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boccia, bowling, football, swimming, table-tennis) as part of the wide array of activities. For sports that were not integrated into the national campaign, such as cycling, equestrian, goalball, lawn bowls and shooting, SDSC partnered interest groups to build community capabilities for sustainable action.

To generate greater awareness of and support for para sports, a mini-festival was held, where members of the public took part in 7 different activities held at the Singapore Sports Hub and Kallang Wave Mall. The first 30 participants who complete all the tasks received a commemorative medal. Prizes were also given to participants who complete at least four activities under the ‘Talent Report Card’. Participants had to go through activities that include being blindfolded while navigating different obstacles in their path, bowling while seated to simulate wheelchair bowling, learning basic sign language and shooting at metal cans using toy guns.

Guest-of-Honour, champion Paralympian and Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Ms Yip Pin Xiu and Executive Director of Haw Par Corporation Mr A.K. Han presented the prizes to the community finals winners.

Ms Yip was heartened by the presence of many Singaporeans at the event and encouraged more PWDs to take up sports. “I think SNPG provides opportunities for Singaporeans to have that experience of competition and the more competitions we have, the more the sport will grow. So I think that this is extremely important to create the right environment to promote para sports. I’m very thankful to all the volunteers, sponsors, SDSC and anybody who has supported para sports so far because without all of them, the event would not be as big as this year’s.”

SNPG 2018 was made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Haw Par Corporation, venue sponsor Kallang Wave Mall and supported by beverages sponsor MaxTea and Vico.

Asian Para Games stars among winners of inaugural Haw Par Para Sports Bursary Awards

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The inaugural Haw Par Para Sports Bursary Awards is launched today in a bid to level up the local disability sporting scene. The award supports deserving para athletes from disadvantaged or less well-to-do backgrounds to enable them to continue to pursue sporting excellence and shine on both the international and local stages. This year, a total of 29 beneficiaries benefitted from the inaugural bursary to support the athletes and their sporting pursuits.

A total sum of $42,600 in total were given out, with each para athlete receiving between $900 to $1,800, depending on their occupation, household income, support needs, current performance and reasons for application. This financial support provided will hopefully assist these para athletes to push for greater heights in their sport.

Among the recipients of the award are some of our Asian Para Games (APG) stars, who returned home triumphant after a successful campaign in Jakarta. Team Singapore won a total of 10 medals at the APG – 3 golds, 2 silvers and 5 bronzes – the best showing ever. Of the 29 winners of the Haw Par Para Sports Bursary Awards, 6 of them took part in APG. They are:

  • Faye Lim (boccia; APG silver medalist)
  • Muhd Diroy Noordin (athletics)
  • Muhd Farihin Mazlan (athletics)
  • Logaraj Raju (shooting)
  • Thomas Nathan Chan (tenpin bowling)
  • Kelvin Tan Wei Lian (tenpin bowling)

The award ceremony was held today at the National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) Satellite and was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Education Minister Mr Ong Ye Kung as well as CEO of Haw Par Corporation, Mr Wee Ee Lim.

Haw Par Corporation Limited has been one of SDSC’s key sponsors over the years. The kind funding support from Haw Par allows SDSC to carry out various programmes and initiatives that have helped to shape the vibrant disability sports scene we have today in Singapore.

Mr Wee Ee Lim, CEO of Haw Par Corporation, commented, “The SDSC athletes are models of resilience for our society and are deserving of support. Through sponsoring the para sports bursary, Haw Par hopes to give para athletes a leg up in their pursuit of sports excellence, and enable more persons with disabilities to take up para sports.”

Ms Kelly Fan, Executive Director of Singapore Disability Sports Council, “For able-bodied persons, a primary hurdle of being active is likely time. For persons with disabilities (PWD), financial well-being is a key crippling factor. We’ve met parents struggling with single income, when one parent has to take care of a child with disability full-time. How would we dare ask the parents to let their child take part in sports, when they cannot afford the money for basic transportation and meals? We’ve met PWD who shun sports, because they were chided by family, employers for daring to spend time to pursue interests, when employment was already hard for them. Haw Par’s support for this bursary thus sends an important message: that disability should never disqualify someone from being active. It’s a foundation we hope to build on, and help more PWD access and excel through sports.”

Second Singapore Para Athletes Commission aims to elevate status of para athletes

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A fresh slate of six para athletes has been voted in by some 170 of their peers to be their representatives in the Singapore Para Athletes Commission (SPAC). The six are:

  1. Ms Nur Syahidah Alim (Archery), Chairperson
  2. Mr Kalai Vanen (Powerlifting), Vice-Chairperson
  3. Mr Jeremiah Tan (CP Football), Honorary Secretary
  4. Ms Alvina Neo (Shooting), Member
  5. Assoc Prof Mu Yuguang (Table-Tennis), Member
  6. Mr Mohd Ismail Hussain (Tenpin Bowling), Member

All six will serve a two-year-term of office from September 2018 to July 2020. This is the second SPAC voted in by their fellow athletes, who have to fulfill stringent criteria including participation in overseas competitions and/or major games, to be eligible to vote. A round of online elections was held in August for those who qualify to vote. It was the first time that votes were cast electronically, as opposed to the previous round, where athletes gathered physically and cast paper votes. The online voting made it more convenient for athletes of various abilities to have their voices heard.

SPAC serves as the collective voice of para athletes in Singapore. As the liaison between the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) and Singapore para athletes, SPAC seeks to represent the interests and views of para athletes as well as provide effective input into decision-making so that para athletes train and compete within a supportive and transparent system that gives them the best opportunity of reaching sporting excellence goals.

The new office-bearers recently held their first meeting and they set out their mission and long-term goal, which is to elevate the status of para athletes. SPAC Chairperson Syahidah said: “The purpose of SPAC is to be the collective voice for the para athletes. We are adopting a proactive and transparent approach to foster communication between our athletes and SDSC and SNPC.”

SPAC Vice Chairperson Kalai added: “We’d like to work towards eventually elevating the status of para athletes to be on par with our able-bodied counterparts. To achieve this, we hope to find ways to improve the athletes’ competitive attitude and help address any factors that hinder them. This requires speaking to the staff and management as well as the athletes themselves.”

“We would like to thank Pin Xiu[1] and her team for their continuous work and leading in the 1st SPAC. We will continue our work in improving the status of our para athletes,” said Syahidah.

[1]Members of the first SPAC are: Chairperson Ms Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming), Vice-Chairperson Mr Jovin Tan (Sailing), Honorary Secretary Ms Nurulasyiqah Taha (Boccia), Member Mr. Jason Chee (Table-tennis), Member Mr Khairul Anwar (CP Football), Member Mr Tay Wei Ming (Badminton)

Other than SPAC, Syahidah is one of seven athletes in the running for the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC)’s Athletes’ Committee. She was nominated by SNPC to be Singapore’s representative. Of the seven nominations, five will be elected by athletes taking part in the Asian Para Games, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Voting for the APC Athletes’ Committee opens on October 4 and closes on October 11. Notably, Syahidah is the only athlete from Southeast Asia to run in the APC Athletes’ Committee. She said she is contesting the APC election to be the representative for athletes from Southeast Asia and Asia. “I am honoured to be named the candidate for Singapore. I hope that being in the Committee will enable me to provide visible representation for my fellow athletes. My experience working at SportSG and now being a TeamSG athlete will contribute to the mission of the Committee – to be the voice of Asian athletes and promote sport integration and inclusiveness in Asia.

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[1] Members of the first SPAC are: Chairperson Ms Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming), Vice-Chairperson Mr Jovin Tan (Sailing), Honorary Secretary Ms Nurulasyiqah Taha (Boccia), Member Mr. Jason Chee (Table-tennis), Member Mr Khairul Anwar (CP Football), Member Mr Tay Wei Ming (Badminton)

Some 140 participants showed off their abilities at the National Youth Inclusive Athletics Championships

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Some 140 participants from both mainstream and special education schools joined in a special event to send a message loud and clear today: sports is for all. They took part in today’s Haw Par National Youth Inclusive Athletics Championships 2018, organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), in conjunction with Haw Par Corporation Limited. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, East Coast GRC MP Lim Swee Say. Held at Bedok Stadium, one shining star among the participants was Lionel Teo, who will be representing Team Singapore at the Asian Para Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Lionel won his event Men’s 100m T37 with a time of 19.59s. He said: ”Any form of practice ahead of the Games is essential to my performance. It was through such championships that I was scouted back in 2015 to represent the nation, so it is always a happy occasion for me to be participating in SDSC’s national athletics event.”

Broadening the playing field on the local front, SDSC worked closely with various schools and organisations to bring in more youths to experience sports and build camaraderie at the Championships. Among them is first-time participant, Tan Yun Hui, 13, from Fuhua Secondary School who represented AWWA CIS. She took part in the Girls U14 100m (Physical impairment category), which saw her compete alongside wheelchair users. “It is very refreshing for me to take part in the event because it is quite fun. Even though the wheelchair users are slower, I could see the effort they put in to push their wheelchairs, so I was also cheering my rival on at the finishing line after I completed my event,” said Yun Hui.

The National Youth Inclusive Athletics Championships is an annual event held by SDSC, with the generous support of Haw Par Corporation. The aim of the event is to encourage youths of all abilities to take part in track and field events, thereby leading a healthier lifestyle, and make friends with people their age from other schools.

Swimmers of All Abilities Took Part in Haw Par National Youth Para Swimming Championship for the First Time

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  • First time that non-competitive events are introduced at the championship to promote swimming as a lifestyle
  • More youths with various disabilities taking part (82 in 2017 to 87 in 2018)
  • The only national swimming championship that caters to youth across different impairments – intellectually impaired, deaf and hard-of-hearing, physically impaired, visually impaired, autism and down syndrome
  • Parents took the reins as volunteers at the championship

For the first time, the youth swimming competition organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) introduced non-competitive events. As part of SDSC’s efforts to build a supportive and inclusive sporting eco-system, the Haw Par National Youth Para Swimming Championship is the only national swimming championship that caters to youths across different impairments – intellectually impaired, deaf and hard-of-hearing, physically impaired, visually impaired, autism and down syndrome. The championship received saw 87 participants from ages 7 to 18-years-old competing in the events. A total of 17 schools and organisations took part in this year’s competition.

This is the second year that Haw Par Corporation Limited is adopting the event as title sponsor.

In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being, 23 participants took part in the newly introduced non-competitive events – ‘25m Finisher’ and ‘50m Finisher’. The new events underscore SDSC’s commitment to promote inclusion and create more sporting opportunities for all.

One such participant is Colin Soon who, who at a tender age of 13 is making waves at the annual meet by sweeping up seven gold medals in the 50m Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke S13 events. Projecting positivity, Colin Soon who has visual impairment shares his aspirations on swimming: “I push myself to achieve my best. No matter what, I will always keep trying.”

In an effort to strengthen the disability sports community here, SDSC embraced the idea of having parents of the participants voluntarily fulfill roles in the running of the events. KC Wong, father of Wong Zhi Wei said: “It’s great to see more parents involved in their child’s sporting interest. Taking time off of work to show support is important and creates an unspoken bond between child and parent. I hope to see more parents come forward and lend a hand at such sporting events.”

Another familiar face was Han Liang Chou, a current national swimmer who took time off to lend a hand at the meet. “I’m glad to be back at the pool, this time wearing a different hat. It gives me a chance to get a better understanding of the planning and effort that goes into running competitions like these.”

“It is heartwarming to see SDSC and the teachers and parents coming together to provide this opportunity for the children and youth to experience sports and build camaraderie. Haw Par is pleased to be able to support their effort as a sponsor of the National Youth Para Championships,” Mr Wee Ee Lim, CEO of Haw Par Corporation Limited commented.

Team Singapore Boccia athletes Toh Sze Ning and Aloysius Gan in the medal hunt for the BC3 pairs event

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spexScholar Toh Sze Ning and Aloysius Gan performed well as a duo in the BC3 pairs event at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open 2018. Partnering for the first time, captain Sze Ning took charge and led the pair to a 4-3 win in the first round against the Thai pairing of Poolket Pongsathorn and Kla-han Ladamanee. In their other match, the duo defeated compatriots Ho Jing Rui and Desmond Lam Wai Ho with a score of 6-2. Their wins put them in a good position to stand on the podium when competition resumes.

The pair and team events for BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4 will continue and be concluded tomorrow.

World No. 3 Saengampa Worawut led his team in the BC1 Team event with a score of 31-0 against Singapore

Earlier in the day, the individual event was concluded with Thailand sweeping all the Gold and Silver medals.

 

Individual event results:

BC1 (Gold Medal Match)

Huadpradit Witsanu (THA) 5:0 Deemak Nattawu (THA)

BC1 (Bronze Medal Match)

Mohd Shahrul Rafiq Maula Mustafa (MAS) 2:8 Kim Dohyun (KOR)

BC2 (Gold Medal Match)

Saengampa Worawut (THA) 4:4 Pachdee Boontep (THA)

Tie break 1:0

BC2 (Bronze Medal Match)

Teri Dale Adelric (MAS) 3:2 Shin Wooseob (KOR)

BC3 (Gold Medal Match)

Poolket Pongsathorn (THA) 1:4 Kla-han Ladamanee (THA)

BC3 (Bronze Medal Match)

Aloysius Gan Kai Hong (SGP) 0:8 Kim Deubora (KOR)

 

Organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the Singapore Boccia Open made its return after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to a S$70,000 sponsorship from Tiger Balm. The 4-day competition will draw to a close tomorrow. Spectators will have a last chance to witness the exciting action from 9.30am to 12pm at the sports hall of Heartbeat@Bedok. Admission is free.

A victory ceremony will be held at Kallang Wave Mall Atrium (next to Cotton On) from 6pm to 6.30pm

 

For media enquiries and interviews, please contact: 

Stefanie Pitchian

Corporate Communications Executive

M: 81574165

Email: stefanie.pitchian@sdsc.org.sg

 

Photos can be found at https://bit.ly/2J1w2a7

Daily results will also be regularly updated on SDSC’s website

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About Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities, over 20 sports. It aims to help persons with disability lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions.

More information at www.sdsc.org.sg

 

About Tiger Balm

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Haw Par Corporation is the owner of the iconic Tiger Balm Brand.

More information at www.hawpar.com and www.tigerbalm.com

 

 

Thai athletes reign supreme on day 2 of the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open 2018

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Boccia athletes from Thailand showed off their prowess on the regional stage as they took all the spots in the finals of the individual events.

 

World No.3 in the BC2 category, Thailand’s Saengampa Worawut, moved on to the finals tomorrow after beating Malaysian Teri Dale Adelric 14-0.

 

Worawut’s opponent in the final is compatriot Pachdee Boontep, who beat South Korea’s Shin Wooseob 10-0 in the semi-finals.

 

Singapore’s Aloysius Gan, 12, the youngest athlete of the competition, gave the home crowd much to cheer about when he became the only Team Singapore athlete to qualify for the BC3 semi-finals in the individual event. Gan displayed grit and resilience as he came from behind 0-4 to beat Korean Woo Jeongmin with a score of 7-4 in the round robin stage.

 

In the nail-biting semi-final, Gan again found himself down 0-3 early on against Thailand’s Poolket Pongsathorn. But Gan put up a good fight to reduce the deficit to 2-3. In the end, he lost the see-sawing match by a narrow margin of 2-4.

 

Pongsathorn will battle teammate Kla-han Ladamanee in the final. Over in the BC1 category, it will be another all-Thai final between Huadpradit Witsanu and Deemak Nattawu.

 

 

Semi-finals results:

BC1

Huadpradit Witsanu (THA) 6:0 Mohd Shahrul Rafiq Maula Mustafa (MAS)

Deemak Nattawu (THA) 5:2 Kim Dohyun (KOR)


BC2

Saengampa Worawut (THA) 14:0 Teri Dale Adelric (MAS)

Pachdee Boontep (THA) 10:0 Shin Wooseob (KOR)


BC3

Poolket Pongsathorn (THA) 2:4 Aloysius Gan Kai Hong (SGP)

Kla-han Ladamanee (THA) 9:3 Kim Deubora (KOR)

 

Organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), the Singapore Boccia Open made its return after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to a S$70,000 sponsorship from Tiger Balm. Finals for the individual category will be played tomorrow morning.

 

Spectators can catch all the exciting action at the four-day event, held in the sports hall of Heartbeat@Bedok until Saturday, 2 June 2018. Admission is free.

 

 

For media enquiries and interviews, please contact:

Stefanie Pitchian

Corporate Communications Executive

M: 81574165

Email: stefanie.pitchian@sdsc.org.sg

 

Photos can be found at https://bit.ly/2J1w2a7

Daily results will also be regularly updated on SDSC’s website

 

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