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Well done, teamNUS!

07 February 2013

Some of the exciting actions at the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic Games this year

NUS students put up a great performance at the 2013 Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Games which just ended. The sportsmen and women went through rounds of grueling competition to clinch top spots in swimming, track and field, volleyball and netball.

The annual event, held from 14 January to 7 February this year, saw 10 sports played by 10 educational institutions in Singapore - universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education. Two new universities also participated in selected sport types for the first time.

teamNUS showed their dedication and mettle in various events, with four sports scholars doing particularly well in their fields.

Andrew Lim (Year 2, Dentistry), who specialises in the breaststroke sprint (50m and 100m) for swimming, powered his way to three golds, breaking the record for the 50m breaststroke. The sports scholar also chalked up the medal tally for Singapore recently by winning the 50m breaststroke at the ASEAN University Games in December 2012.

In track and field, Goh Chui Ling (Year 2, Law) snagged an individual gold in high jump, silver in the 400m hurdles, and bronze in the 400m dash. She also anchored the 4x400m team to a gold medal, while helping the 4x100m women's relay team to a silver medal. As NUS' most bemedalled female athlete, Chui Ling also contributed the highest number of points (50 out of the women team's 193 points), reclaiming the women's overall top position which NUS relinquished last year.

A recent addition to the men's volleyball team, Lu Zuo Kun (Year 1, Business Administration) represents one of its most committed players. Despite meeting a formidable past IVP champion in the preliminary round and losing, the NUS team roared back to fully redeem themselves when they faced off with the strong opponent again in the finals. They beat their rival soundly this time to secure the title after a 10-year hiatus.

Jaime Lye (Year 2, Law), Captain of the NUS netball team, trained her team intensively through the examination period to ensure they were well prepared for the IVP. With the stiff competition, NUS had won the event only twice in 2007 and 2011. This year, the NUS team rose to the occasion with the time and hard work invested. After an exciting fast-paced match that kept the spectators cheering, they wrestled back the netball championship to retain the title.

teamNUS' sweat and all-out efforts have indeed done NUS proud.

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By Office of Students Affairs