Oldest Competitor At The Asian Games

65-year-old Alan Puan participated at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha for billiards, making him the oldest Singaporean competitor as well as the senior-most among the 12,000 participants at the Games. Read More »

First Bowling Team Gold At Asian Games

Lee Yu-Wen, Remy Ong and Sam Goh were the first team to win the men’s trio at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan with a total of 3,961 points. They made a dramatic comeback to beat the Philippines and the UAE after remaining in tenth position and trailing by 113 pinfalls. Read More »

First AMF Bowling World Champion

20-year-old student Jasmine Yeong-Nathan became the first Singaporean to win the AMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico in Nov 2008. The annual event is considered the world’s most prestigious bowling tournament. The 2005 national champion scored an almost perfect 298 out of 300 points, making it the highest game recorded in a women’s World Cup final. Read More »

First Professional Basketball Team

Singapore Slingers, the first professional basketball team based in South-East Asia was launched on 23 May 2006. It played the first 2 seasons in the Australian National Basketball League. From Oct 2009, it became one of the inaugural teams that formed the Asean Basketball League created by Tony Fernandes, owner of AirAsia. Read More »

Badminton Pair With Most Doubles Titles

Ong Poh Lim and Ismail Marjun were the first duo to participate at the All-England Cup in 1951, where they emerged runners-up. They also swept the Singapore Open doubles titles for four consecutive years from 1952-1955. They went on to win many tournaments including the Danish, French and British titles, among others. Ong was well-known for his tricky ‘crocodile serve.’ Read More »

First Youth Olympic Games

Singapore hosted the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The IOC awarded the Games to Singapore ahead of Moscow by a vote of 53 to 44. Over 200 countries and 3,600 athletes, aged between 14 and 18, participated in the YOG, competing in 26 sports events. Read More »

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