In January 2023, 113 SUSS student-athletes competed in the 2023 Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Games. Our Competition Groups (CG) participated in six sports and brought home six medals and other outstanding accomplishments!
With SUSS being a first-time host of the bowling IVP Games, our Bowling CG gave an electrifying performance over the two-day competition. The 20 bowlers gave their all and emerged as champions in the Men’s Doubles and 2nd runner-up in the Men’s All-Events.
(From left to right) SUSS Bowling Team winners for IVP 2023 (gold and bronze medallists) with Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Dean of Students, SUSS Student Success Centre.
Bowler Lim Wei Yung, and SUSS Bachelor of Communication student, reflected on his experience, “With all the striking and cheering from the various schools, the atmosphere inside Temasek Club’s bowling alley was different from our regular training sessions. It wasn’t easy to maintain focus, but we knew we needed to make every throw count. With the support of our teammates, we persevered and fought with tenacity, leading to the Men’s Doubles gold medal.”
Joshua Tay, Lead of Competition Groups, and Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Dean of Students, SUSS Student Success Centre, with the SUSS Bowling Team at the Prize Award Ceremony of the 2023 Bowling IVP Games.
Also chasing for gold was the SUSS Athletics Team, who clinched an impressive four medals – one gold, two silver and one bronze during the Track and Field IVP competition. The team also finished fourth place in the Women’s Team Event and fifth in the Men’s Singles at the Road Race IVP.
Zann Oh Shuyu, SUSS Finance student, who bagged gold and silver for the 400m and 200m event, shared the key behind her success during IVP, “Having to manage school and track since my secondary school days taught me time management, discipline and perseverance. Even when the training sessions get tough, the support from my teammates keeps me going and reminds me to celebrate my small wins.”
Winner of the gold medalist, Zann Oh Shuyu, for the 400m Women’s Race, standing tall on the podium at the prize award ceremony of the Track and Field IVP 2023.
Manoj Mani, silver medallist for the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Track and Field IVP 2023.
Having qualified for IVP Games for the first time, the SUSS Ultimate Frisbee and Floorball Men teams went through an unforgettable experience. Both teams secured a spot in the semi-finals but narrowly missed out on a medal due to the strong competition, and they ended up with an overall fourth placing this IVP season.
SUSS Ultimate Frisbee Team players who fought hard during the semi-finals.
Smiles on the SUSS Floorball Men Team as they had a memorable IVP season!
Reflecting on how he bounced back after experiencing a loss this IVP season, student-athlete Xzaver Lee, SUSS Business Analytics student, shared, “It’s alright to feel disappointed after a bad game but don’t let the loss define you. If you do not give up and continue to work on your game and play to the best of your ability, you will bounce back stronger next season.”
SUSS is immensely proud of our student-athletes for their inspiring performance during IVP 2023. Thank you for representing SUSS and all the best for future competitions!