Mok Ying Ren, “I will be training hard for a medal at the SEA Games”
Mok Ying Ren : I think that more focus can be placed into distance running in Singapore. Road races are extremely popular but the top end does not compare with neighbouring countries that have arguably less resources. We have the quantity – now we need to turn that into quality. Hosting night meets will be a good start to raise standards and to allow our athletes the best possible environment to perform. As well as increasing the overall interest in the sport. Next, the carding system should not be pegged to SEA Games bronze medal standards for distance events. Why? Because different sports are at a different levels of development. The Swimming Program for example is very well developed in Singapore – many swimmers meet the bronze medal timing therefore many swimmers get support to bring the level up to Asian games standard. Now take a step back and look at distance runnin...