NYP Sporting Excellence in SEA Games
Published on 31 Aug 2017
We’re happy to share the achievements of our past & present student athletes at this year’s SEA Games!
Martina Veloso snagged gold in her event, the 10m Air Rifle. The victory was even sweeter as her score also marked a new Games record. In 2014, she became the first female Singaporean to win a Shooting World Cup leg in Munich. She says: “I’m really happy that my hard work over the past two years has paid off.” Martina is a second year student from the Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management.
Cheryll Chia, a final year Diploma in Physiotherapy student, also won bronze in the Women’s Hockey team event. For Cheryll, the honour of being able to represent Singapore is worth every amount of effort and sacrifice. She spent months training more than 15 hours a week to prepare for the Games.
Dineshraj Naidu took home bronze in the Men’s Hockey team event. It was his first time donning the national colours and what an experience it was. Dinesh is a second year student from the Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management.
Sheik Farhan won gold in the Pencak Silat - Men's Tanding Class J (90KG to 95KG). He graduated from the Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering this year. A veteran in silat competitions with two world championships under his belt, this was his first title at the biennial Games.
Miki Chong won silver in the men’s 3000m speed skating relay event. He graduated from the Diploma in Sport & Wellness Management this year. For Miki, this win spurs him to push himself further to achieve bigger and better things, and not just in the sporting arena.