Author Archives: Mariati

World’s Longest Inline Skating Chain

On 6 Aug 2006, 280 inline skaters formed a chain by holding the waist of the person in front and skated together over a 200m distance. The world record-setting feat was part of the Samsung Inline Skating Festival 2006 at the Padang. The festival was also the largest inline skating event with 1,300 registered participants. Read More »

First And Most Asian Games Golds

In 1951, Neo Chwee Kok earned the honour of winning the first gold medal in Asian Games history. Dubbed the ‘Flying Fish,’ he won an astounding tally of 4 golds in the 1,500m, 400m, 800m and the 4 x 100m relay in the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi. The other teammates in the relay were Lionel Chee, ... Read More »

First Woman To Reach A World Swimming Finals

In Mar 2007, Singapore Sports School student Tao Li became the first Singapore woman to reach a World Championships final. In Melbourne, she achieved the seventh spot in the women’s 50m butterfly clocking 26.80 sec. Specialising in butterfly and backstroke events, Tao Li won 4 golds at the 2005 SEA Games. Read More »

Top Squash Player

From 1980 to 1989, Zainal Abidin was one of the world’s top squash players. He won the East Asian Squash Championship title 9 times and was also a 3-time Japan Open champion. His best achievement was in a team event, when in 1986, he led Singapore from nowhere to sixth in the World Team Championship. Singapore went on ... Read More »

Top Speed Skipper

Ariel Yue currently holds about half of all the national speed skipping records. She achieved 170 skips in the 30-sec alternate-feet (2011), 84 skips in the 30-sec double-under (2009), 120 skips in the 60-sec open-cross (2009), and 796 skips in the 3-min event (2011). Together with Aidal Jasmin, and her sisters Rachel and Amy, the Jumping Jewels team ... Read More »

Most World Silat Titles

Sheik Alau’ddin bin Yacoob Marican, at 23, won the first world silat title in 1990 at the International Malaysia Open Championships. He also won the 1990 and 1994 Pencak Silat World Championships. From 1987 to 1999, his achievements included 11 golds, 2 silvers, and 3 bronzes from several tournaments. Read More »