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Press gathering for RC car to be used for athletics events at the SEA Games (4 May 2015, Monday).

The 1:5 scale Volvo XC90 can collect javelins, hammers and discuses from the field of play and return them back to the start line.

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9th May 2015
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2015 SA gathering

Held 4th of May Monday at Blackbox at Singapore Sports Hub. The annual gathering of Singapore Athletics for record breaking incentives ceremony and recognizing talents. It’s also special as we present the SEA Games kit to the athletes.

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9th May 2015
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Jeevaneesh-SO-Soundararajah-DP

Name: Jeevaneesh S/O Soundararajah

Height: 180cm

Weight: 61kg

Date of Birth: 5 July 1993 (22yrs)

Personal Best(s): 15:55.85 (Men 5000m, 2015 SG Open)

Career Highlight(s): Nationals Inter-school Cross Country Championships 2011 – 1st (Course Record)

Nationals Inter-school Track & Field Championships 2011 5000m – 1st

SUNIG Road Run 2014 – 3rd

U23 SAA Track & Field Championships 2014 5000m – 1st

IVP Track & Field 2015 10,000m – 3rd

IVP Track & Field 2015 5,000m – 2nd

Singapore Open 2015 5,000m – 4th

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

I hope I can achieve a personal best, hopefully a time close to 15:40 for 5,000m for this SEA Games.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Currently I have to juggle between studies and training but once after finals is over soon, I will be focusing on training fully so that I can achieve my target of 15:40 for 5,000m for SEA Games.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

One of the biggest challenges was during army where I could not train as I used to due to the commitments and trainings I had in army. I had to be really patient till ORD and when I started training after ORD, it took some time for me to reach my previous form I had in JC and to be motivated to train professionally once again.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I decided to specialise for 5000m because I find training for middle distance too intense although I do enjoy running 800m and 1500m sometimes. Also, I find 10,000m, half-marathon and marathon too long and daunting and thus, I chose 5000m to be my pet event.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My current coach is Mr Steven Quek who trains us, the NUS Cross Country Team. He is a fatherly figure who plans training for us, ensures we take care of ourselves by having enough rest and proper nutrition and help us to achieve our goals for running.

My previous coach is Mr Rameshon who coached me at Hwa Chong Institution and he is very dedicated to athletics and he is the one who convinced me to run competitively.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

I ensure I eat proper meals in the day, fruits for nutrition and I avoid fast food and fizzy drinks.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

Aside from athletics, I enjoy watching soccer as I support Arsenal. I wish I could play too but I can’t play much because I am worried that I might get injured.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

I train 3 times a week and it is planned in such a way that it does not affect my studies much during my school term so I got more time to study. Holidays is where I have the time to train more as well as spending time with my family and friends as well as have good rest.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train 3 times a week and it consist of 2 interval trainings and a long run at Macritchie Reservoir.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

My long term athletics goal is to continue improving my personal best for 5000m and break the 5000m national record in the near future.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

My advice for young aspiring athletes is to continue training consistently and focus on improving their personal bests for their events and achieving their goals instead of comparing themselves with others and enjoy the process of training with their teammates. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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Shanti-Veronica-Pereira-DP

Name: Shanti Veronica Pereira

Height: 164cm

Weight: 54kg

Date of Birth: 20 September 1996 (19yrs)

Personal Best(s): 11.80s (100m, 2015 SG Open) 23.99s (200m, 2014 Asian Jr.

Career Highlight(s): Semi-finalist at the World Youth and World Junior Championships and the Commonwealth games

4th for all my events at the 2013 SEA Games (100m, 200, 4x400m)

2nd for 200m and 3rd for 100m at the 2014 Asian Junior Championships.

National Record holder for 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

To hopefully get a medal in my 200m individual event, to better the national records for my events (100m, 200m, 4x100m) and to break the long existing 4x400m national record!

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

It’s going pretty well with the SEA Games coming up. Main goal is to ensure I am at top form with no injuries.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

I think the biggest would be battling injuries as well as juggling my other commitments which are school. Injuries bring about long pauses in your career and it require you to start all over again to get back to the top while school brings stress and lack of sleep.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

It started out in primary school when my coach saw me as a sprinter because that is what I am best at. I actually love my events because I saw that I was good at it and I could get better at it. It also the 2 shortest events, haha! But I do love the 4x400m relay as well as that’s a team effort.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My current coach is Margaret Oh. She’s practically a second mum to me as she looks out for me both in sports as outside sports with the occasional scold for certain things. She definitely has my best interest n heart and wants to see me go far.

My previous coaches are Mr Lim Tiang Kee and Mr Pedro Acuna.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

I try to sometimes especially with the snacking habits I have. Instead of chips I eat fruits but that is pretty much it. I don’t take any supplements or powders.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

I have a huge love for clothes, which led to my dream of being a fashion designer of sports attire for women because it combines the 2 biggest things I love in my life.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

I mainly schedule my personal time around my training times and school. The 2 main priorities are training and school. From there I’ll see if I have time to spend with my family and friends! It’s actually more frequent than you would think, haha.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

It’s pretty much consisted of 2 speed sessions, 2 strength and conditioning sessions (gym with plyometric) and 2 endurance sessions. My coach would incorporate plyometric and core exercises in the various sessions as well.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

I want to be able to qualify for the Olympics and World Championships one day.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

The journey is incredibly rough, but like what I always say, ‘it definitely not easy, but the best things in life never are’. You have to love what you do and enjoy yourself while doing it. Don’t let anything or anyone distract you from what you want to achieve in life. Also, be a good person. A sport has the power of making someone a great person both in sports and in character, so be a good one.

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Zubin-Percy-Muncherji-DP

Name: Zubin Percy Muncherji

Height: 188cm

Weight: 73kg

Date of Birth: 23 June 1996 (19yrs)

Personal Best(s): 47.29s (400m Men, 2014 Asian Jr.)

Career Highlight(s): National record holder 400 m. Silver medalist SEA youth. Qualified for IAAF World Youth and World Juniors

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

I’m aiming for Gold for the 400 m individual and a top 3 in the 4×400 m event plus hopefully in National record time.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Now I’m training in the USA in preparation for the SEA Games.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

Biggest challenges in my athletic career has been dealing with injuries and balancing studies.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I switched to the 400m on the advice of my coach who thought I had potential after I ran a good timing in an open meet. I love the 400m as it is exciting because it has both speed and endurance which thrills me.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My curent coach is Kamarulzaman bin Tahir. He’s an extremely dedicated and committed coach putting his athlete’s interest above everything else. Sport is his passion. Without him I would not be where I am today.

My previous coach was Shathik M. I am indebted to him for building my foundation in athletics.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

My diet and nutrition is completely taken care of by my mom. I do believe a proper diet is an essential part of an athlete’s program. Supplements do help to a certain extent but it cannot replace a well-balanced diet.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

Nil.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

It’s a challenge to balance training with studies, all my time devoted to both. While Sundays are reserved for family time especially dinner time.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

3 days a week gym/plyo/core and 3 times a week track/technical-training/core.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

I want to make Singapore proud by winning as many medals for her. I am also working towards my goal to become no. 1 in Asia in the 400m men event.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Train insane or remain the same. Never give up.

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Fang-Jianyong-DP

Name: Fang Jianyong

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60kg

Date of Birth: 28 August 1989 (26yrs)

Personal Best(s): 1:55.63 (Men 800m, 2014 Asian Indoor) 4:02.07 (Men 1500m, 2015 S’pore Open)

Career Highlight(s): 800m Gold at the 2008 Singapore Open T&F Meet, IVP 2014 800/1500 Gold, Clocked the Singapore Best for 800m indoors at the 2014 Asian Championship, 2hrs 38mins Marathon at Goldcoast 2014, Participated at the 2014 ASEAN Uni Games and 2015 IAAF World Cross Country. Set new personal bests in every distances from 400m up to marathon in 2014.

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

I’m targeting for 2 medals over the 800m and 1500m events.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Now I’m in my competition phase, both intensity and weekly mileage is relatively high. I will be using the upcoming Taiwan and Macau Track and Field Open to get my body race ready for the big race.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

I have gotten injuries ranging from muscle strains to shin/knee pains and recently I found pain in my peroneal nerves but fortunately I got it treated by Physio Alice Sng, a good friend of mine. Other than injuries, I’ve been having insomnia, some nights not getting any sleep due to late night studies and this have quite seriously affected my trainings. I have since identified the cause and slowly getting my sleep back on track.

Lastly, I’m having my preparation for the final year examination from April to mid-May. It’s definitely one of the biggest challenges as I’m still training twice per day 12-13 times per day. Thus to allocate enough and adequate time to rest and study isn’t an easy task at all.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I started off as a sprinter in primary school, doing 200m and 400m which most primary school kids does.

Then I moved on to cross country running as my secondary school (Jurong Secondary School) focuses on distance running. During the Track season, my coach then Mr Yeo Kian Chai decided to let me try out 400m to 1500m distances at the National schools meet and later found out that I had natural legs for the 800m.

And personally I love the thrill of the sprints and tactical racing of the endurance running, and 800m racing has the best of the both world.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

Current: Self Coached
Sec sch: Mr Yeo Kian Chai
Poly: Mr S.Pandian
Advisers: Mr C.Kunalan, Mr Robin Tan, Mr Veeramani

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

I don’t usually eat fried/ heaty food and tries to avoid cold drinks.
Do take supplement if your training load is more than your daily food consumption, if not the natural stuffs are good enough and always preferred to pills and powders

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

As a kid I do spend quite a big bulk of my time on gaming. Stopped gaming after secondary school but I still love to play a game or two of fifa/NBA with my brother/cousins and friends.

I travelled a lot for races in the past year with the team and running pals. But there’s once I travelled alone to Japan for track racing, and fell in love with some elements of solo traveling. Lots of self-discovering and new experiences through that few days. Might do more solo overseas trips in the future!

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

Time management and prioritising

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

12-13 run session per week. Base season: 10 easy to moderate runs and 3 intervals
Competition phase: 6 easy and 6 hard runs.

I do spend 30-45mins after some of the runs on conditioning exercises. And 2 sessions of gym workouts per week.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

Olympic is the ultimate goal for most athletes and but another goal of mine is to keep running and racing no matter how slow I got.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Champions don’t always win, they just don’t give up. Keep trying and you’ll get there someday.

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Wong-Kai-Yuen-DP

Name: Wong Kai Yuen

Height: 180cm

Weight: 91kg

Date of Birth: 17 June 1994 (21yrs)

Personal Best(s): 16.24m (Men shot put, 2014 Vietnam Open)

Career Highlight(s): Asian Juniors Bronze 2012. Singapore U18, U20, U21 record. SEA U20 all-time record. 2011 World U18 top 30, 2013 World U20 top 50.

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

Getting a new personal best.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Going well; no pain/new injuries and am training really hard.

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

NS, serious injuries (ACL+Meniscus tear), some bouts of near-burnout, lack of development program/stable coaching and guidance.

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I hate running.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

Current throws coach is Guo Huai Yun, long-time school coach (11 years, HCI). I also work with James Wong for strength and conditioning at the gym. I was coached by Chu Seow Beng from Primary 4 to 6, and Elangovan in Primary 3. Oh yes, I also have this training partner/”coach” called Md Sha.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

Bulking all day everyday lah bro! Basic supplements are good (BCAA, creatine, glucosamine), but KFC is the best.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

Taking naps really interests me.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

I try my best to balance everything.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train 12x a week, 2x a day with Sunday rest. Mornings are usually spent in the gym with James working on S & C, and evenings are dedicated to event-specific training and other conditioning work.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

Nothing on the cards yet.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Not that I’m old and wise already, but “suffer now and live the rest of your life a champ”.

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Tin-Shu-Min-DP

Name: Tin Shu Min

Height: 168cm

Weight: 55kg

Date of Birth: 14 November 1995 (20yrs)

Personal Best(s): 1:58:26 (Women 20km R racewalking, 2015 Asian Racewalking Time Trial)

Career Highlight(s): Current national record holder of the Women’s 20km Road Race Walk

Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?

I hope to clock a personal best.

Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?

Training has been hampered due to a persistent femoral injury I sustained in January, but we’re doing our best and staying optimistic for a good outcome! :-)

Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?

Injuries- in particular, recurrent stress injuries to both femurs in the past 8 months. But injuries are inevitable, especially because I’m still very much a beginner in the long-distance scene, and we’re confident that this problem will be resolved in time to come, with more conditioning and biomechanical fine-tuning. Other than that, I’ve been blessed with a smooth-sailing athletics career!

Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?

I picked up jogging after I failed my 2.4km run in secondary school and found that I enjoyed it very much. In JC1, I tried for the school cross-country team but didn’t make the cut. My coach then introduced me to the 3km race walk event. Upon completing my A levels in 2013, I commenced training for the 20km distance.

I enjoy the challenge my event brings me, as it is both a technical and an endurance event. I really like watching my juniors and myself improve day after day. Race walking is still a very new sport in Singapore and I’m excited to see how far we can take it.

Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.

My coach has always been Coach Chu Seow Beng, the long-distance track and cross-country coach at Hwa Chong Institution. He is a highly committed coach who is extremely dedicated to all his students, as well as the local race walking scene.

Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.

I don’t take any supplements. There aren’t any foods I consume in particular; I eat pretty much the same things I always did before I began sports, though I’ve been paying more attention to my calcium intake recently.

Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.

I like sewing, reading, and taking very long walks, especially around places I’ve never visited before.

Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?

Because I took a gap year to begin training for the 20km, I’ve had no problem with time management. A lot of prioritizing will have to be done when I enter university this August, though.

Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.

I train 8-11 times a week. Most of my training sessions are split between long walks of varying speeds and distances, and intervals. In recent months, however, we have begun to look into cross-training alternatives like the stationary bicycle.

Q) What are your long term athletics goals?

Currently, I would like to clock below 1:40. It won’t be easy- it will take at least a few years of dedicated training.

Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?

Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to do well in competition! Focus instead on your passion for your sport- I think that’s how one sustains long-term drive.

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