Team Singapore Gets Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games Campaign Underway

Singapore represented by 13 youth para athletes across four sports, with ten making their Major Games debut

Image via Singapore National Paralympic Council


3 December, Bahrain - The Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) were officially declared open at the Bahrain International Circuit, with more than 800 athletes across 32 nations competing across nine sports.


Singapore is represented by 13 youth para athletes across four sports, with ten making their Major Games debut, with a contingent size of 32 represented at the Games.

Image via Singapore National Paralympic Council


Led by flag bearer Aloysius Gan, Team Singapore marched out at the Bahrain International Circuit donning Singapore’s national colours of red and white, as part of the Bahrain 2021 AYPG Opening Ceremony.


Aloysius was accompanied by his father and athlete competition partner, Mr Gan Keng Aik.


"I am so happy to be able to hold our country's flag high. I hope that I have made my family, friends, school and country proud. All the hard work and training over the years is worth it. I am looking forward to the next few days of competition," said Aloysius.

Image via Singapore National Paralympic Council


Earlier in the day, Aloysius was the first Singaporean in action at the Bahrain 2021 AYPG and he lost to his South Korean opponent, Sion Jeong, 4-3. Aloysius was trailing 2-0 going into the third end before he scored 3 points to take a 3-2 lead into the fourth end, but was eventually edged out 4-3.


On his match against his Korean opponent, Aloysius said, “It was a tight game against my opponent. We initially trailed but we managed to come back in the third end. In the fourth end, we made a mistake and we lost a close match. It is a very good start to the competition and we are prepared for the next two pool games. I was very happy to have Singaporeans cheer us on.”

Image via Singapore National Paralympic Council


The Bahrain 2021 AYPG will be held from 2 to 6 December 2021. Singapore will be represented in the sports of Athletics, Boccia, Swimming and Table Tennis. At the last edition of the AYPG held in Dubai in 2017, Singapore took home 5 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals.


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