Three SIM University (UniSIM) students, together with their SIM Dragon Boat teammates, tasted sweet victory at the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2015, held at Bedok Reservoir on 11 – 12 July 2015.
Ng Kai Yong and Wong Wei Jie, both from UniSIM's Bachelor of Science in Psychology programme, and Pang Jie Liang from the Bachelor of Sports and Physical Education with Management programme were part of the Men's Team which won the coveted Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy (PM Cup). In this 22-crew, 1,000-metre race, the male SIM Dragons triumphed over teams from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University, marking their fourth win in this race category. The Men's Team also won in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
The Women's Team also displayed exemplary performance as they defended their PM Cup title, finishing close to eight seconds ahead of the second-placed NTU team. The SIM Dragons did well in other races too, sweeping gold medals in the 500-metre Tertiary Open, Mixed and Women races.
All team members truly deserve three cheers not just for their wins, but also their great teamwork and fighting spirit!
Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development, was Guest-of-Honour at this event organised by the Singapore Dragon Boat Association, in partnership with Temasek Polytechnic and the People's Association Water-Venture.
The SIM Dragons Men's Team (Boat 2) pulling ahead and beating 1st runner-up NUS to the finishing line.
Everyone is exhausted, but it is all worth it!
(From left) SIM Dragons' captain Teo Kian Hong Kane receiving the Prime Minister's Challenge Trophy on behalf of the Men's Team from Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development.
(From left) UniSIM students Wong Wei Jie and Ng Kai Yong all smiles after their win (Photo Credit: Ms Lee Lay Teng).
UniSIM student Pang Jie Liang lifting the trophy (Photo Credit: Ms Lee Lay Teng).
Both current and past members of SIM Dragons. Great job, paddlers!