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Asian Para Games

  • November 18, 2014
  • Sports

You heard about Singapore’s second bronze medal for the Asian Para Games. Anuar Bin Saaid and Tay Leong Hock harvested bronze medals for bowling. This is just one of the many medals Singapore won at the recently concluded Asian Para Games held in Incheon, South Korea. For more information about the winnings and medals, you should visit the website of the Para Games.

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If in this case you do not know anything about Asian Para Games, this is the time that you become familiar with it. The 2014 Asian Para Games is alternatively called Second Asian Para Games. This sporting event is especially made for athletes in Asia with disability. The event started on October 18 and ended on October 24, 2014.

There were about 4500 athletes from forty one countries who contended in twenty four sports. The main venue was in Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. It is not too late to be familiar with Asian Para Games. Here are some things that you need to know about the Asian Para Games:

  • Sports events: It was mentioned earlier that players contended in twenty four sports. The twenty four sports in the program include Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Bowling, Cycling, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Powerlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Ten-pin Bowling, Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair basketball, Wheelchair dance sport, Wheelchair fencing, Wheelchair rugby and Wheelchair tennis.

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  • Participating nations: There were forty one nations who participated in the Para Games. The nations include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
  • Medals: China has gained numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in their table. China is followed by South Korea and Japan. For complete table of medals with total winnings, you should visit the website of the Para Games.
  • Venues: The events were not held in only one venue. There were numerous venues like Munhak Stadium, Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium, Samsan World Gymnasium, Athletes’ Village, Songdo Global University Concert Hall, Seonhak HockeyStadium, Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field, Ongnyeon International Shooting Range and many more.

The sporting event shows that people with disabilities can still do things like normal people. People with disabilities should not feel ashamed or undervalued because they can still do something for the good of the society and with that, congratulations to those who won.

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Water Sport in Singapore – Sailing

  • August 22, 2014
  • Sports

Aside from swimming and other water sport, Singapore is also known for the sport sailing. Sailing is a water sport wherein one must control a sail. An individual who’s riding on a sail must be strong to be able to fight for the wind that’s blowing. The goal of the sailor is to prevent the sail from stumbling.

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Sailing in Singapore

This is one of the top sports in the country. This comes next from basketball, swimming, football and more. Although sailing is water sport, many Singaporeans shows their interest to the sport. In fact, they have been joining different competitions from around the globe which include Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, Ladies and Men’s International, World Silat Championships held in Thailand and Holland as well as Youth Sailing World Championships.

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Sailing Chronicles of Singapore

Sailing in Singapore started after Jack Snowden and other members of Singapore Yacht Club joined the 1956 Melbourne Olympics wherein they compete with many countries. In 1966, Singapore Yachting Association was established. It was headed by Jack Snowden (the first president of the organization). He encourages every Singaporeans to be active with the sport.

Through the dedication of the association to encourage Singaporeans to indulge to this water sport, the government was pleased to award the group by creating a new building for them which is the National Sailing Centre (NSC) situated at the Park of East Coast. This center is meant for talented and excellent individuals that are good in sailing so that the group will be able to produce young talents to compete for international competitions.

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