SINGAPORE – Eleven debutants had been named in Singapore’s gymnastics SEA Games squad of 15, who will symbolize the Republic at the May 12-23 competitors in Hanoi.
Katelin Heng, 2022 rhythmic gymnastics nationwide champion, was happy to be given the possibility to compete at the Games.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to be part of Team Singapore in the upcoming SEA Games,” stated the 15-year-old CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School pupil.
“It has always been my dream to represent Singapore, and I will strive to do my best to bring glory to Singapore.”
Singapore’s gymnasts are additionally trying ahead to the return of the workforce all-around competitors in each ladies’s and males’s inventive gymnastics as there have been no workforce occasions at the 2019 version in the Philippines.
At the earlier Games, Singapore’s Sean Yeo gained a bronze medal in the boys’s horizontal bar occasion.
Women’s workforce captain Nadine Joy Nathan, 22, who will probably be making her third Games look, is trying ahead to competing as a workforce and guiding her teammates who’re making their debut.
“This year’s SEA Games has definitely been one that we have been anticipating for a while, especially with the pandemic and Games’ postponement. It is so exciting to finally be able to go out there and put in our 110 per cent for Singapore,” stated Nathan, who had gained two workforce silvers (2015, 2017) and a person all-around bronze (2015) at the Games.
“Although it wouldn’t be my first Games, I’m thrilled to see my younger teammates finally get a chance to showcase their hard work, and I hope to be able to help guide and support them through their first major Games as their team captain.”
Men’s inventive gymnastics captain Terry Tay, who will probably be going for his fourth SEA Games and was a part of the 2015 bronze medal-winning workforce, paid tribute to his teammates forward of the competitors.
The 28-year-old stated: “Attitude is everything. They (teammates and coaches) show up every day putting in the hard work. They inspire and encourage me greatly, and I hope to do the same as we head into this Games together. Our team is excited and ready to go.”
With this being the primary main worldwide competitors for a lot of gymnasts for the reason that pandemic struck, Singapore Gymnastics president Dr Patrick Liew known as for assist for the athletes.
He added: “All the gymnasts have trained tirelessly, staying razor focused on keeping fit and improving their skills, even throughout the challenging conditions the pandemic has brought. They’ve sacrificed so much and worked extra hard to get back into competition form.”