Singaporean kayaker Stephenie Chen secures silver medal at Asian Games kayak single 500m event

Singaporean kayaker Stephenie Chen succeeded in securing a silver medal in the single 500m event at the Asian Games, marking Singapore’s first-ever kayaking medal in the competition.

Chen’s impressive journey included earning a direct final ticket despite initially being the fourth-fastest qualifier on Oct 1. In a thrilling race on Tuesday, Oct 3, she led for over half the contest but was eventually overtaken by China’s Li Dongyin.

Shanti Pereira’s historic gold medal victory receives heartfelt congratulations from S’pore’s prominent figures and groups

Singaporean sprinter Shanti Pereira secured the gold medal in the 200m race at the Asian Games with a timing of 23.03sec, just shy of her personal best.

This historic win marked Singapore’s first athletics gold in nearly 50 years, eliciting a flood of congratulatory messages from prominent figures and groups, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and many more.

Shanti’s achievement is not only a testament to personal determination but also a source of pride for the nation.

Singapore’s women’s relay team faces disqualification at Asian Games, Ting Wen apologizes for costly error, finds encouragement from netizens

At the Asian Games on 29 September, Singapore’s women’s 4x100m medley relay squad, securing third place, faced disqualification. This affected sets of sisters Levenia and Letitia Sim, and Quah Jing Wen and Ting Wen, costing them the anticipated bronze medal.

Quah Ting Wen expressed her heartfelt regret in an Instagram post, acknowledging her costly mistake and its impact on her teammates.

Zhang Yufei in world-class butterfly form at Asian Games

Zhang Yufei, the world champion, sets the third-fastest time this year in the Asian Games 100m butterfly, strengthening her position for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Japan’s Yui Ohashi opts out of the 400m medley.