Another two championship records were broken today at the ongoing National Schools Track and Field Championships at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium, thanks to 400m runner Ng Chin Hui and hurdler Jannah Wong.
Raffles Institution student Chin Hui was untouchable in the A Boys 400m final, easily winning it in 48.81sec, and finishing almost two seconds ahead of nearest rival and schoolmate Khong Zhi Wei (50.67sec).
Although Chin Hui’s time was almost a second slower than the national junior record of 47.97sec which he set at last year’s South-east Asian Junior Championships, it was still good enough to erase his A Boys mark of 48.98sec which he had also set last year.
Like Chin Hui, Katong Convent’s Jannah Wong showed in today’s B Girls 100m hurdles heats that she is in a class of her own. Her time of 14.83sec not only snipped 0.02sec off her record of 14.85sec which she had set last year, it was also miles ahead of the rest of the field.
Judging from the times posted yesterday, Jannah’s closest rival will be Kerstin Ong of the Singapore Sports School who clocked 15.91sec. In other words, expect Jannah to stroll to a win in tomorrow’s final. I do hope we will get to see one more record-breaking effort from her though.
My heartiest congratulations to both Chin Hui and Jannah. Well done!
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan