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Originally SAA had decided against sending any athlete because the Qualifying marks were beyond our athletes i.e 6th placing of last Asian Championships (Qualifying marks were publish in SAA website) except Pole vault Women where only top 5 position was achieve and do not have 6th placing mark.

On the advice of Asian Athletics Association, SAA has decided to send Seven (7) Athletes and Two (2) Officials (Singapore quota given) to this championship.

The male and female athletes selected (from among those within 6% of SEA Games Qualifying marks), will be the ones closest to the respective Asian qualifying marks.

The table below shows the various athletes and the % their best effort is of the Asian Qualifying Mark. Only Top 7 athletes were selected based on the quota given.

Name % of Qualification to SG 11 Qualified for SG11 Event Current Performance (from Nov 10 till Current) Asian T&F Q mark % difference from SG 11 to Asian T&F mark
Zhang Gui Rong   YES Shot Put 17.06m (997pts) 16.02m (933pts) 104.72 Not Available to compete
Rachel Isabel Yang 5%   Pole Vault 3.63m (830pts) 3.60m (821pts) 101.10 1
Md. Elfi Mustapa   YES 100m 10.59s (1011pts) 10.49s (1043pts) 96.93 2
Dipna Prasad Lim 4%   200m 24.61s (1007pts) 24.21s (1040pts) 96.83 3
Ng Chin Hui 1%   400m 47.97s (991pts) 47.41s (1026pts) 96.59 Not available (world Youth)
4x 100m Mens 4%   4 x 100m Mens 40.62s (1037pts) 39.86s (1091pts) 95.05 (4-7)

President & T & S SC have endorsed this process.

Congratulations to the best top 7 athletes selected for the Asian Track & Field Championship in Kobe:

  • Ms. Rachel Yang,
  • Ms. Dipna Prasad Lim,
  • 4x100m Men’s Relay (5 Athletes)

Related Links:
JAAF info on the Championships
Web details of the Championships

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