Singaporean badminton player Yeo Jia Min is 17 and soft-spoken, but she is dead serious about her craft. Serious enough to put her studies on hold at the start of this year and train full-time, with an eye to pursuing the sport professionally.
Heading into their S.League clash against Hougang United on Friday night, Albirex Niigata (S) knew all they had to do to seal the title was to win. And the Japanese side flew out of the blocks from the first whistle, breaking the deadlock after just four minutes en-route to an eventual 3-0 victory that brought them a historic first S.League crown.
It is a scorching day at the waters near Changi Sailing Club as Yap Qian Yin and partner Jovin Tan sail their Skud-18 boat under the merciless sun. After three hours, they take a break from the 30-degree heat and for lunch, noticeably tanner than when they first started the day. Yap requests for a glass of water with “plenty of ice”.
They might have finished fourth at this year’s Mission Foods Nations Cup, but the Singapore national netball team believe they can take heart from their performances. The retirement of long-serving trio Micky Lin, Premila Hirubalan and Chen Huifen earlier this May left a sizeable gap in experience and skill to fill, with coach Ruth Aitken acknowledging that the squad that competed at the Asian Championships last month was one in transition.
In the aftermath of the 21-year-old Joseph Schooling’s historic gold-medal win at the Olympics, there is a renewed belief that the country is capable of producing similar successes on the world stage in future.
Joseph Schooling may have captured most Singaporeans’ attention with his Olympic gold-medal triumph, but team-mate Quah Zheng Wen has also earned plaudits for his showing.
It is believed the former national swimmer will be announced as Sergio Lopez's successor and he feels he will be up for the challenge if appointed.
The newly crowned 100-metre butterfly Olympic champion already has the world record in his sights after taking down the Olympic record during his electrifying 50.39-second swim last Saturday (13 Aug).
Schooling explained that he had already started thinking about the next Games and this would help him in settling his plans.
Lin will be Lee’s ultimate test as he bids to capture a historic first Olympic gold for Malaysia, having fallen at the final hurdle in the last two finals against his Chinese opponent in 2008 and 2012.
There was possibly no prouder person in Singapore than his father Colin, who watched the race ‘live’ with Schooling’s best friend Teo Zhen Ren.
The newly-crowned Olympic gold medallist says his triumph has proven that athletes from the smallest countries can also achieve "extraordinary" feats.
The 21-year-old set a new Olympic record en-route to beating Michael Phelps to create sporting history for Singapore.
The father of Singapore's history-making swimmer recalls his son's Olympic ambitions from a young age, a journey that he has enjoyed every step of the way.
Singapore's first-ever Olympian rower was up against a strong field, all of whom were on at least their second Olympics and included a former world champion as well as the defending champion.
Former Singapore national swimmer Mark Chay gave his thoughts on the Olympic swimming competition at this year’s Rio Olympics, where he has high hopes for Singapore’s contingent.
On Sunday at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the weightlifter became the first ever female athlete from the Philippines to win an Olympic medal.
Zimbabwe's women's football player Marjory Nyaumwe provided possibly the first real highlight of the 2016 Olympic Games when she took to the pitch for her team’s match against Germany on Thursday.