SIM University (UniSIM) congratulates our student-athletes for their impressive performances at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Psychology with Sociology student Hayden Ong, and Facilities and Events Management student Loh Peixuan won bronze medals in the Women's 6-Crew and 12-Crew 500m Traditional Boat Race events, which were held at Marina Bay on June 6 and 7. Our students and their teammates, who were cheered on by thousands of spectators including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, performed extremely well despite racing against powerhouses Myanmar and Thailand.
Psychology student Nicole Tan Ling Chiao was part of Singapore's shooting contingent which saw them compete in events held at the National Shooting Centre and SAFRA Yishun from June 6 – 12. Partaking in four events, Nicole made it to the podium twice, bringing home the silver medal in the Women's 25m Pistol Team event and the bronze medal in the Women's 10m Air Pistol Team event. Nicole and her teammates missed out on first place for the Women's 25m Pistol Team event with their score of 1,736 points, which was just one point shy of champions Thailand.
Marketing student Grace Seet Ching Yi and her Singapore Women's Volleyball team did us proud also by winning the bronze medal after going down fighting to the favourites Vietnam in the semi-finals. Psychology student Javier Poon Long – who is the Singapore Men's Volleyball captain – and his teammates bowed out of the Games with their heads held high, though they did not win any medals, by putting up a valiant fight against their opponents throughout.
UniSIM is proud of Hayden, Peixuan, Nicole, Grace and Javier for their sterling display of determination, endurance, precision and teamwork, and for inspiring all of us to chase our own dreams. With the closure of the Games, we join the rest of Singapore to "Celebrate the Extraordinary" and congratulate Team Singapore on its best SEA Games performance yet.
Hayden Ong (5th from right), Loh Peixuan (7th from left) and fellow paddlers flying the Singapore flag.
Nicole Tan (left) and her teammates proudly displaying their medals and SEA Games mascot Nila.
Grace Seet (left) and her teammate showing the medal they won.
Javier Poon (in the black short-sleeve top) getting ready to spike the ball in one of the games.