13 September, 2017
Singapore Gymnastics President Choy Kah Kin stays optimistic
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Despite not winning a single gold at the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which ended last week, the Singapore Gymnastics (SG) President Choy Kah Kin expressed satisfaction on the overall progress.
Singapore won two silvers and three bronze medals over eight days of competition at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre, where the hosts collected 13 out of the 21 gold medals on offer.
“We’re a bit disappointed we didn’t win gold, but the gymnasts did their best,” Choy told www.todayonline.com. “They fought for every medal and given the circumstances we had, they’ve really done well.”
It was the first time in five editions that Singapore had failed to pick a gold medal.
The sport was not included in the 2009 and 2013 Games.
SG recently had recently overhauled its set up by hiring former Gymnastics Australia senior manager Karen Norden as general manager and Olympian Lim Heem Wei (women’s artistic), Perry Koh (men’s artistic) and Choy Dian Chun (rhythmic) as sport development managers.
“We can definitely do better. We need consistency and sustainability in our programme. It’s about putting a lot of emphasis on the development of each discipline holistically and not just the gymnasts but the coaches and the judges,” added Choy, who was elected SG head in 2015.