Singapore Secures Second-best Ever Medal Haul at Asian Youth Para Games

Swimmer Colin Soon strikes fourth gold as Team Singapore celebrate 10-medal yield

Image via Singapore National Paralympic Council


7 December, Bahrain - Team Singapore athletes at the Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) secured Singapore’s second-best ever showing at the AYPG, winning five gold, three silver and two bronze at the fourth edition of the Games.


Singapore’s total medal haul of 10 medals is the second-most number of medals any Team Singapore contingent has won at the AYPG.

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Colin Soon struck gold in the pool again, as he raced to a new personal best and new national record of 1:02.00 in the Men’s 12-16 100m Freestyle - S11-13.


Soon is Team Singapore’s best performer at these Games, achieving four gold in four events, while accomplishing three personal bests and setting two new national records.

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Theresa Goh, Chef de Mission for the Bahrain 2021 AYPG, shared: "It’s been such an experience in my role as Chef de Mission. Being able to see the Games from the other side, I am better able to appreciate what is required for high performance sport, even after all my years as a competitive athlete."


"Despite some challenges at the start, the team kept their heads down and set out to achieve what they came here to do and I’m incredibly proud of them. Being able to return home with ten medals and the second best AYPG performance is icing on top of the cake. I hope the athletes use this experience to push themselves to the next level and beyond, and I look forward to seeing them at future Games," added Goh.

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A/Prof Teo-Koh Sock Miang, Singapore National Paralympic Council (SNPC) President, expressed his gratitude for the organisers and hosts, as well as the supporting ministries and statutory boards back home, saying: "We are ready to return home with wonderful memories of the Games. Most importantly, the entire team is healthy and in great spirits. I would like to send my thanks and appreciation to the organising committee and friends from Bahrain, who have been so hospitable and welcoming."


"We have been supported by numerous agencies such as Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth, Sport Singapore, National Youth Sport Institute and Singapore Disability Sports Council. Our youth athletes' performances at these Games send a clear signal that our next generation of youth para athletes are ready to fly the Singapore flag with pride."


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