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Edwin-Chia-Hui-Kai

Edwin Chia Hui Kai will be representing Singapore in the Men 200 Meter Dash Open & Men 400 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is his profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 23 years old

    Weight: 66kg

    Height: 179cm

    Coach: Shathik Mag

    PB:
    200m – 22.37s
    400m – 50.89s

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

This will be the first time I have competed having gone through a seasonal type of training with my coach and I feel that the hard work put in will show itself when it counts. Over the short duration that I have been in track and field I have had the great opportunity to race in a neighboring country to expose myself to various athletes and the climates that they train in to better prepare myself for future races. There is always something to improve upon even if the timings remain the same or even increase slightly, as long as there is progress, there should be no doubt that things will come together at the end for a better race.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

There’s reason to believe that I am able to break my own personal records in both the 200m and 400m with the training that I have gone through. Racing against other athletes from various countries will be superb exposure and will test the mental tenacity as much as my physical fitness. The confidence of a better timing should not be disturbed by the presence of audiences or competitors since every race is and always will be just you against the clock.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

Tyson Gay has always been my favorite track star in the world of athletics; known for his impressive top end speed which has proven to be able to keep up to the paces of Usain Bolt in Berlin 2009 in the 100m final. I enjoy the way he is serious and passionate about his sport and his determination towards improving himself. In a sort of parallel, he has similar race strengths and weakness having a slower start but a strong finish as I do.

However I am more impressed when athletes with totally different builds are able to come close to world record times, athletes such as Warren Weir from Jamaica, Trayvon Bromell from USA and Yoshihide Kiryu from Japan give me hope that there is absolute power in honing good techniques and execution of it within races.

How did you get started in athletics?

I never once took part in a true sprint event until it was the tail end of my National Service where I had the chance to take part in a 10 x 400m race within my camp. It was the first time I wore spikes which I had borrowed and it felt awkward under me. After the 10 man relay I felt an adrenaline rush from the whole event and that experience stuck with me for a long time. It was no surprised when I was wondering what extra-curricular activity to choose in university that I naturally gravitated towards track and field. I pursued the idea and found my current coach eventually and began training with him.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

22nd Aug 2014

Habibah-Najihahbi

Habibah Najihahbi will be representing Singapore in the Women 100 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is her profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 20 years old

    Weight: 53.2kg

    Height: 157cm

    Coach: Pedro Acuna

    PB: 100m – 12.76s

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

Preparation has been going as planned. Lots of rest and hoping for all to go well in the next few days.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

Hoping to break PB/SB in my races and ending it well for the relays!

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

I really have lots of respect for all the athletes who continue to push themselves and never give up whatever the circumstances may be. Elite or not, I think the dedication they have is really admirable. Can’t name all cause that’ll take forever haha! So I strive to be like them. My family, my coach and my friends are my “mentors” because they never fail to support and encourage me, so they definitely inspire me in their own unique ways.

How did you get started in athletics?

I started athletics when I was in Temasek Primary School and I guess the love for it just grew from there,and still growing (thankfully).

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

22nd Aug 2014

Poh-Seng-Song

Poh Seng Song will be representing Singapore in the Men 100 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is his profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 31 years old

    Weight: 67kg

    Height: 172cm

    Coach: Viatcheslav Vassiliev

    PB:
    100m – 10.58s 0.0m/s (2004 Germany)
    200m – 21.76s 1.6m/s (2007 Singapore)
    400m – 49.86s (2013 Malaysia Open)

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

All my preparations for my upcoming races (which includes Singapore Open) is ultimately to run well for the 2015 SEA Games.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

Currently, Singapore Open is one of the races to see my current form at this stage of my training for SEA Games. In terms of expectations, I am just looking to run the best for my country!

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

Hmm… Haha I really dunno how to answer this question, but I guess the reason why I am still running is my love and passion for track and field and the honour and glory to be able to represent my country. All these and keeping in mind the goals set out for SEA Games next year.

How did you get started in athletics?

Running since 9 years old, ever since primary school teacher made me switch from badminton to track and field, ever since I won the school sports day!

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

22nd Aug 2014

Edmund-Sim

Edmund Sim will be representing Singapore in the Men 20k Race Walk Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is his profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 31 years old

    Weight: 54kg

    Height: 165cm

    Coach: R. Tannabal and K. Jayamani

    PB: 20km walk (R) – 1:36:01

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

It has been well but challenging from having to juggle work and sports.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

To achieve a good time will be ideal. however, It will be more realistic to walk my best and enjoy the race as I prep towards next year’s Asian racewalking champs and SEA Games.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

All athletes have their inspiring stories. So, everyone is motivating one another in a way. Personally, I draw strength from my personal dreams and targets.

How did you get started in athletics?

I was introduced to racewalking when I was in secondary school. at one of its annual sports day, I refused to run, so my teacher coerced me to participate in the walk race. From there, there was no turning back.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

Muhammad-Naqib-bin-Asmin

Muhammad Naqib bin Asmin will be representing Singapore in the Men 200 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is his profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 19 years old

    Weight: 65kg

    Height: 177cm

    Coach: Viatcheslav Vassiliev

    PB:
    100m – 10.57s
    200m – 21.53s

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

Very consistent so far. I have been doing my sprint drills and strength training these days. Ever since coming back from Glasgow (Commonwealth Games), I learnt a lot from it and will apply these skills to Singapore Open.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

There are a few expectations that I have in mind. One of it is to be in the finals and hopefully, one of the podium finishers. I don’t expect myself to run fast as I will also be competing in Asian Games next month. I am doing my best to stay injury free until Asian Games as it is more important in my opinion.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

There are a lot of people that I look up to. Being it be my mother, coach and friends. But one of the athletes that I truly look up to is Liu Xiang. He is a Olympian hurdler and once hold both world records in 110m in Athens and Beijing Olympics. But during the London Olympics, he crashed out during the race. I admire is perseverance as he still continued limping with pulled hamstring to the finish line even though he fell at the first hurdle. He taught me to persevere until the end no matter what.

How did you get started in athletics?

I started when I was in kindergarten. I always love playing “catching” with my classmates. I love the feeling when I manage to catch them quickly and tap them. It always reminded me that I can chase them. From that day on, I started practicing on my run ups and ever since then, I started running more.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

Goh-Chui-Ling

Goh Chui Ling will be representing Singapore in the Women 400 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is her profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 22 years old

    Weight: 49kg

    Height: 167cm

    Coach: Melvin Tan

    PB:
    100m – 12.86s 0.0m/s (2014 Series 4)
    200m – 26.02s 0.0m/s (2014 Series 3)
    400m – 58.77s 2014 (2014 HK Inter-City)
    400mH – 65.72s (2013 IVP)
    High Jump – 1.60m (2014 IVP)

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

Preparation has been intense the past few months! Including Heptathlon training, I’ve been training up to 8 times a week! Right now, I’m tapering so lots of sleep for me this week.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

I hope to do a personal best for my 400m individual race. With the competition from the foreign athletes, I hope to push myself further in preparation for Asian Games!

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

I look up to my coach (Mr Melvin Tan) quite a lot. Other than being my coach, he supports and encourages me mentally and spiritually. Mr Tan is an inspiration to many I know.

How did you get started in athletics?

I started high jump in Macpherson Secondary School and transited to 400m in Hwa Chong Junior College. I wanted to run ever since I won all my male classmates in 1.6km in Primary 4, hehe.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

Veronica-Shanti-Pereira

Veronica Shanti Pereira will be representing Singapore in the Women 100 Meter Dash Open and Women 200 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is her profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 18 years old

    Weight: 54kg

    Height: 164cm

    Coach: Margaret Oh

    PB:
    100m – 11.79s 3.0m/s (2014 Asian Jr) WIND-AIDED
    100m – 11.89s -1.0m/s (2013 IAAF world Youth)
    200m – 23.87s 2.1m/s (2014 IAAF World Jr C’ships) WIND-AIDED
    200m – 23.99s -0.3m/s (2014 Asian Jr)
    400m – 57.88s (2013 Series 7)

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

My preparation is going pretty well. Following the training programme that my coach has prepared for me in order to perform well at the coming sing open, hopefully with good timings.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

I’m mostly aiming for good timings in my events which are the 100,200 and both relays. Not so sure about the advancement to finals or not but overall hoping for a good timing for all events.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

I look up to a few like Allyson Felix, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, even Adam Gemili from England. As to who my mentor is, it’s definitely my sister and father. They are the best people to come to with regards to my running and other things as well. They really take care of me.

How did you get started in athletics?

I started because the coach in my primary school, who was Mr Lim Tiang Kee picked me out after I ran a 400m and 100m at my schools annual sports day. So it all started from there.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

Wendy-Enn

Wendy Enn will be representing Singapore in the Women 400 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is her profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 20 years old

    Weight: 54kg

    Height: 160cm

    Coach: Viatcheslav Vassiliev

    PB:
    100m – 12.19s 1.2m/s (2013 SYJAC)
    200m – 26.10s -2.1m/s (2012 Club Zoom)
    400m – 58.16s (2012 Series 4)
    800m – 2:23.03min (2011 Nat Sch)

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

It’ll be a very exciting competition because everyone should be of the same standard or close to one another as I’m sure they are preparing for Asian Games too so the expectation in terms of the results is to be as close to other counties as possible.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

My two training partners, Dipna and Piriyah. Their resilience and determination to strive harder and do their best in everything.

How did you get started in athletics?

My love for this sport started because of my dad. He first introduced jogging and running to me when I was younger as a way to keep fit. I love how running is so simple yet challenging when you do it competitively. If I was not a track and field athlete, I would choose to be a footballer. I have a strong affinity for sports. I cannot imagine living without it.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

Md-Nasiruddin

Md Nasiruddin will be representing Singapore in the Men High Jump Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is his profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.

    Age: 22 years old

    Weight: 69kg

    Height: 180cm

    Coach: Chan See Huey

    PB: High jump (2.00m)

How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?

Preparations are ok, been training regularly. Juggling between work and training though.

What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?

My own expectations would be to break my PB/SB of 2.00m. Nevertheless, to do the best that I could.

Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?

I don’t have anyone in particular as inspiration, but it has always been my goal to push and fight against myself to achieve better.

How did you get started in athletics?

I’ve been in athletics since in Primary School all the way to Polytechnic. Didn’t compete while in National Service. It’s always been my passion, and I enjoy doing it.

Related links:
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014

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