Our SUSS athletes have done both the university and the country proud with their performances at the recent international sports competitions – ASEAN University Games (AUG) 2022 and Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship 2022.
After being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 situation, the 20th edition of AUG was finally held in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand from 26 July to 6 August 2022! The biennial sports event involves student athletes studying at the tertiary level in Southeast Asia. Three SUSS students – Han Xingyue (SUSS Accountancy), Seet Zhi Yun (SUSS Sports and Physical Education) and Teo Zhen Kai (SUSS alumnus) – were selected to represent Singapore in the AUG Basketball team.
(left to right) SUSS AUG basketball players – Han Xingyue, Seet Zhi Yun and Teo Zhen Kai – together with Joshua Tay, team manager for AUG Wushu.
Being their first international competition since the pandemic struck, the students were thrilled to be selected and raring to compete again. Training commenced two and a half months prior to the competition, and their hard work and perseverance paid off as both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball team each clinched a bronze medal for AUG 2022.
Han Xingyue, SUSS Accountancy student, jump-starting the Women’s Basketball match against Malaysia.
Teo Zhen Kai (second row, second from left) and Seet Zhi Yun (first row, centre) representing the AUG Singapore team for Men’s Basketball.
Motivated by their achievement in the competition, the players vowed to continue training hard and playing their best for the upcoming Singapore University Games (SUniG) in September!
Seet Zhi Yun, SUSS Sports and Physical Education student, shared, “A big thank you to AUG team managers, coaches and teammates for cheering me on all the way! AUG 2022 was my first international competition at the university level and it has been an eye-opening experience for all three of us as we build our sports portfolio. I am very grateful for the opportunity and support from SUSS, and I am definitely looking forward to seeing everybody again in Indonesia at the next AUG in 2024!”
Another exceptional display of sporting prowess by our SUSS student athlete was during the Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship 2022, where the Women’s team made history by clinching their first gold medal! Amy Tan Yi Ling, SUSS Accountancy student, felt that the win against the defending champions was a validation of their efforts, especially since the pandemic had made it challenging for the team to train together as a full squad during the last two years.
Amy Tan (with the ball) scoring against South Korea at the 9th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championships in Malaysia.
Amy shared, “As a part-time student, one of my biggest challenges is having to juggle work, training and school. Sports is an avenue for me to relieve stress after a hectic day. My advice for other student athletes? Find joy in whatever you are doing and persevere through the difficulties and little bumps along your journey.”
Our heartiest congratulations to all student athletes, and well done for making our country and SUSS proud!