Kuala Lumpur 2017
The 9th ASEAN Para Games was held in Kuala Lumpur from 17th to 23rd September 2017, featuring 11 sports. The countries taking part were Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste.
Singapore sent a contingent of 178 people, making up of 90 athletes, 57 officials and 31 secretariats, leading by Chef-De-Mission, Ms. Low Seow Huan Shirley. Suhairi Suhani was selected as the flag bearer for the games. Singapore competed in 11 sports; Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Cycling, CP Football, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tenpin Bowling.
Team Singapore managed to bring home 9 Gold, 17 Silver, 24 Bronze, a total of 50 medals. The bulk of medal came from Cycling and Swimming. They attained a total of 14 medals each – 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 8 Bronze for Cycling and 4 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze for Swimming, such an outstanding feat from both sports.
The first gold medal was clinched in Men 100m Freestyle S7 race by Paralympian Toh Wei Soong on the following day after the Opening Ceremony (18th September 2017, Monday) and he set the new Game Record as well as his Personal Best. He also broke the meet record in the Men 50m Freestyle S7, coming in with a record of 29.79s.
Also, Theresa Goh continues to win gold in her pet event 100M Breaststroke SB4 and silver medal for Women 50m Freestyle S5 and Women 100m Freestyle S6, continuing her achievement in bringing home gold at every ASEAN Para Games since its inception.
Cycling player Leo Seok Bee Emily and her partner, Sarah Tan, won the team the first gold medal in major games in the Women 12.3km ITT (B). Additionally, they also won the team 3 silver medals and a bronze medal.