SUSS Accountancy student, Ms Amy Tan (in black), scoring against South Korea at the 9th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championships.
SUSS athletes have done both the University and country proud with their performances at recent international sports competitions, viz., ASEAN University Games (AUG) 2022 and Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship 2022.
Held in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, from 26 July 2022 to 6 August 2022 after being postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 20th edition of AUG saw tertiary level student athletes in Southeast Asia participating in the biennial sports event. Three SUSS students – Ms Han Xingyue (Accountancy), Mr Seet Zhi Yun (Sports and Physical Education) and Mr Teo Zhen Kai (Social Work) – represented Singapore in basketball.
(From left) SUSS AUG basketball players Ms Han Xingyue, Mr Seet Zhi Yun and Mr Teo Zhen Kai, with Mr 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 clinched the bronze medal in their respective areas.
SUSS student, Ms Han Xingyue (in red), jump-starting the women’s basketball match against Malaysia.
Mr Seet Zhi Yun (front row, centre) and Mr Teo Zhen Kai (back row, second from left) representing the AUG Singapore team for men’s basketball.
Mr Seet 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 the 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 held in August in Malaysia. The Singapore Women’s team made history and stunned the world champions Chinese Taipei to clinch their maiden gold medal at this championship!
Ms Amy Tan, an SUSS Accountancy student, shared that the win was a validation of their efforts, especially when the Covid-19 pandemic had made it challenging for the team to train together as a full squad.
Ms Tan said: “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.”