06 Mar 2019
SIM students brought glory to Singapore and SIM with their haul of 10 medals, bringing the total medal tally of the country to 35 at the ASEAN University Games at Myanmar from 10-19 December 2018.
SIM fielded 27 athletes who were among the 223-strong Singapore contingent. SIM’s medals were won in archery, athletics, wushu and traditional boat race.
As chair of this year’s Singapore University Sports Council (comprising representatives from SIM and the six autonomous universities), SIM, represented by Dr Timothy Chan, Director of Student Life, led the Singapore contingent.
Dr Chan also hosted Ms Vanessa Elisabeth Chan, Singapore’s ambassador to Myanmar,who met and cheered for the Singapore team.
Almost 3,000 student athletes and staff representing universities across 10 ASEAN countries and Timor Leste took part in 17 sports in the ten-day event. The objective of the event which is into its 19th year is to encourage closer ties among ASEAN countries through forging friendships and embracing the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
SIM-University of London student, Nabin Parajuli (#172) strides his way to a bronze medal in the 3000m Steeplechase event.
Of grace, power, and grit, SIM –RMIT University student, Zoe Mui nails a challenging manoeuvre and earns a gold medal in wushu’s Fencing category.
Medals on chest - Singapore paddlers (including six SIM paddlers) are proud bronze medallists in the Men, Women, and Mixed traditional boat races.
Winning combination of focus and cool earn SIM-University of London students Goh Jun Hui (left) and Chermain Chan (right) bronze medals in archery.
Ms Vanessa Chan, Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (front row, fourth from left), Dr Timothy Chan (fifth from left) and several representatives from the Singapore University contingent.