Of the total of 560 Singaporean athletes across 35 sports, 303 were debutants and 71 medalled at their first Games. Here are some of the standouts.
The aquatics contingent also broke its best “away” record since the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang, notching a total of 23 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze medals in five disciplines.
Team Singapore concluded its 2017 SEA Games campaign in Kuala Lumpur with a record “away” medal haul of 57 golds, 58 silvers and 73 bronzes. The tally was its best showing since the 2007 SEA Games in Korat, Thailand, which reaped 43 gold, 43 silver and 41 bronze medals. It is also the second best performance compared with the 2015 edition in Singapore.
Team Singapore had a record 'away' haul of 57 gold, 58 silver and 73 bronze medals at this SEA Games. Follow Yahoo News Singapore’s SEA Games coverage here
Singapore rounded off its SEA Games campaign with four more silver medals from short track speed skating at the Empire City Arena. On the last day of competition on Wednesday (30 Aug), 18-year-old Cheyenne Goh and 28-year-old Lucas Ng won silver in their respective 1000m finals. In the 3000m relay finals, Singapore’s men’s and women’s teams also finished in the silver medal position.
Sasha Christian has secured Singapore’s 50th gold medal the 2017 SEA Games with a win in the women’s slalom in the waterski event at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex. Christian told Yahoo News Singapore, “I was really, really nervous going into the final today. Malaysia’s Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah took silver and Indonesia’s Ummu Sholikah took bronze.
Screenshot from swimmer Amanda Lim’s Facebook page of a young girl Lim has been looking for. Singapore swimmer Amanda Lim, who won a gold in the 50m freestyle at the SEA Games, has sought the help of netizens to find a young supporter who cheered for her in Kuala Lumpur. On Monday night (28 Aug), Lim posted a video on her social media accounts of a young girl in the stands at the National Aquatic Centre who waved at her after the victory ceremony of Lim’s event.
Malaysia’s rhythmic gymnastics team came out tops in the mixed apparatus (2 ropes, 3 balls) final in front of a sold-out arena at MITEC Hall 10 in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (28 August). The Malaysian team recorded a score of 15.350 to take gold, with Vietnam taking silver (13.650) and Singapore taking bronze (11.450). Speaking on behalf of the Singapore team, Phebe Lau said the team was happy just to get on the podium.
Singapore's Luca Ng will be looking to make history at the 2017 SEA Games as he aims for a podium finish in short track speed skating. This is the first time winter sports feature at a SEA Games. Follow Yahoo News Singapore’s SEA Games coverage here
Singapore figure skater Yu Shuran has won Singapore’s first winter sports gold at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. The 17-year-old came out tops in the figure skating competition at Empire City, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (27 Aug).
Malaysia's rhythmic gymnasts took centre stage at MITEC during the individual all-round finals of the 2017 SEA Games on Sunday (27 August). In the individual all-round performances, gymnasts compete in four disciplines: the hoop, clubs, ball and ribbon apparatus.
The quartet of Darren Lim, Joseph Schooling, Quah Zheng Wen and Lionel Khoo concluded the meet with a gold and new Games record and national record in the 4x100m medley relay in a time of 3:37.46. Singapore’s swimming contingent made sporting history at the SEA Games for Team Singapore when it contributed to the best-ever gold medal haul at an ‘away’ SEA Games on the final night of the swimming competition on Saturday at the National Aquatic Centre (26 Aug).
Singapore’s basketball team failed to retain the bronze medal they won in the previous two editions of the SEA Games after suffering a 65-55 defeat to Thailand at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (26 August). “We did a lot of really good work against Thailand today.
Singapore has won its first gold medal in the women's high jump event of the SEA Games in more than five decades after Michelle Sng leaped 1.83 metres at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
The Philippines basketball team managed to see off a gritty Singapore side to advance into the final after defeating them 68-60 on Friday (25 August) at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Singapore managed to keep themselves in the game thanks to some great defence and crucial buckets from Russel Low and Wong Wei Long. Wong had 12 points, including two crucial three-pointers in the second half.
Twins Timothy and Mark Lee will be taking part in the diving competition at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games. How do you tell them apart? Follow Yahoo News Singapore’s SEA Games coverage here
Singapore’s hopes of winning the Republic’s first ever medal in ice hockey at the SEA Games were dashed by host Malaysia on Thursday night (25 Aug). In the match for the bronze medal at Empire City, Kuala Lumpur, a dominant Malaysia trounced Singapore 8-2 to win bronze in front of a packed crowd. Singapore had been aiming for at least a silver in the event. Singapore finished fourth out of five teams in the group.
Team Singapore added three golds to their medal tally on Thursday (24 August), the fourth day of the SEA Games 2017 swimming competition. Joseph Schooling won his final individual event, the 100m freestyle, in a time of 48.93 seconds. The existing Games record of 48.58s for the event was also set by him in 2015.
The Singapore national basketball team clinched a spot in the SEA Games 2017 semi-finals after defeating Vietnam 80-73 at the MABA Stadium on Thursday (24 August). Big men Delvin Goh and Russel Low led the way with game-highs of 18 points each. Low also had 10 rebounds, four of which came at the offensive end, as well as two blocks.
Malaysia’s contingent arrives at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on 19 August for the 2017 SEA Games opening ceremony. Sixteen Malaysian athletes competing at the 2017 SEA Games were struck with food poisoning. This was revealed at a press conference organised chaired by the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) president, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar on Thursday (24 August) at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
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Singapore’s Young Lions beat Brunei 1-0 in both sides’ final SEA Games match played at the Selayang Stadium on Wednesday (23 August) night. It was the perfect opportunity for the Singapore Under-22 team to showcase their potential for the 2019 SEA Games. But in the end, their performance only managed to cast more doubt on the team’s future. In their final SEA Games 2017 group match against Brunei at the Selayang stadium on Wednesday (23 Aug), they needed an own goal from defender Khalid Wassadisalleh to secure a 1-0 win.
The Singapore Under-22 football team needed an own goal from Brunei's Khalid Wassadisalleh to eke out a 1-0 victory in their final match of the 2017 SEA Games campaign at the Selayang Stadium on Wednesday (23 August). The game, which was a dead rubber match given that both teams had been out of the running to make the knock-out stages, was dominated by Singapore.
Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira settled for third place in her pet event, the women’s 200m race, at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Wednesday (23 August) night. The 20-year-old clocked 23.63 seconds, finishing behind Vietnam’s Le Tu Chinh, who took gold in 23.32s, and Malaysia's Husniah Zullifli, who took silver in 23.64s.
Despite "hurting" from competing in the World Championships, Singapore's Joseph Schooling clinched gold in his pet event – the 100m butterfly – at the 2017 SEA Games on Wednesday (23 August) night. The Olympic gold medalist clocked a time of 51.38 seconds, breaking his 2015 Games record of 52.13s. His best time this season was 50.83s, which earned him a bronze at the Championships.