Just over 2 weeks to go before Singapore hosts the 1st Youth Olympic Games.
Weightlifting, one of the core Olympic sports, will feature as 1 of the 26 sports in the programme. It will see about 110 boys and girls competing across 11 weight categories from 15th to 19th Aug 2010. Singapore will be represented by Joel Law (62kg, Boys) and Jamie Emma Wee (58kg, Girls).
Tickets are available at http://tickets.singapore2010.sg/YOGBookingApp/RetrieveEvent.do?productGroup=yogweigh0810
Supporting the YOG is the Sports Initiation Programme (SIP). Its objectives are to create and facilitate an understanding of the different Olympic sports. We will be organising the Weightlifting SIP at the competition venue on 15th and 16th Aug 2010. More details of the SIP can be found here – http://www.singapore2010.sg/public/sg2010/en/en_sports/en_sports_initiation_programme.html
Final preparations are underway as look forward to the Singapore Open on 22nd and 23rd May 2010 at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall (Admission is free). We’re expecting teams and officials from various neighbouring countries to arrive from the 19th.
We also have the NTO Workshop on the 20th for those looking to get involved in the sport as an official.
Aside from preparing for the Singapore Open, some of our athletes have been busy in competition.
58kg – Jamie Wee, Total 107kg, 8th Place
62kg – Joel Law, Total 140kg, 12th Place
85kg – Carl Chia, Total 197kg, 8th Place
105+kg – Lewis Chua, Total 250kg, 6th Place
British Weightlifting Association – Atlas Warehouse Open Competition 2010.
Helena Wong, Total Lift of 132kg, 1st Place
We look forward to and appreciate everyone’s support for the Singapore Open and our team of officials and athletes preparing for YOG.
SWF will be organising a NTO Workshop on 20th May 2010 (Wednesday) and invite those interested in volunteering for the sport, especially during the Singapore Open (22nd and 23rd May 2010) and Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 (15th to 19th Aug 2010).
Date: 20 May 2010
Time: 9.00am to 5.oopm
Venue: Royal Room, Hotel Royal, Newton Road
Participation Fee: $20 each
Please register with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following details:
SWF will be organising the Singapore Open on 22nd and 23rd May 2010 at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall. This is also the venue for the weightlifting competition during YOG.
The event is open to the public and all are welcomed to watch as our athletes pit themselves against other athletes from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and Indonesia. The event programme starts at 10am and ends at about 6pm each day.