Category: Sports

Best Foot Forward: Track and Field Finals 2018

By Clarine See (18S03G), Shervon Lee (19S06A) and Varun Karthik (19S06A)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Track and Field

On the afternoon of 12th April, the National Stadium came to life as crowds of student supporters streamed in steadily, buzzing with excitement and anticipation. The atmosphere was electric. Athletes on the receiving end of the rapt attention of thousands of spectators no doubt felt the pressure to perform, and a palpable tension hung in the air.  Stands were filled, coloured clappers were blown up, cheer-offs were held and the athletes took their places on the track, ready to give their all.

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The Raffles Games: Week 2

By Nadine Staes-Polet (18A01B) and Lim Jing Rong (18A03A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

After two long and fun-filled weeks of almost daily games and activities, the second and final week of The Raffles Games (TRG) drew to a close. Despite having significantly fewer events than the previous week, it was nonetheless just as exciting, interesting, and most importantly, fun. Here’s a quick rundown of what went down on Week 2.

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Lightning Strikes One Last Time

By Lynn Hong (18A13A)

He was always known for his finishes. Some criticised his starts as slow, sloppy, but he would hold us all in rapture as he flew down the home straight, feet barely seeming to ghost the track. He would surge across the line, flashing a smile. Don’t blink, you might miss it.

The 2017 World Championships was to be his last run. He was slated for the 100-metre followed by the 4×100-metre relay before bowing out, hopefully as a champion.

But this is how it ends: a desperate clutch at a hamstring, feet faltering, the man lying helpless on the track. An official with a wheelchair comes out for him. The world’s fastest man finishes his final race, the 4×100-metre relay, in last place. He is too great a man to pity, yet inside we say this is not right, this is not how he should leave. “Forever faster” we all said, but even Bolt, with his powerful strides, cannot outrun time.

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The Raffles Games: Week 1

By Soh Gek Shuen (18S03B), Lim Jing Rong (18A03A), and Jeslyn Tan (18S06R)
Photographs by Raffles Photographic Society

Last week marked the start of the long-awaited Team Raffles Games, with houses pitted against one another in a fierce battle of brain and brawn, in hopes of being crowned the champion house. Raffles Press brings you the recaps of the games last week, with write-ups of the events the writers attended.

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