Category: Sports

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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Blood, Sweat, Tears: Ultimate Frisbee Finals 2017

By Angus Yip (18A01A) and Elizabeth Leong (18S06G)

Photos by Ong Tsien Jin (18S03I)

Despite the heat and the absence of proper seating at Farrer Park Fields, throngs of enthusiastic supporters gathered to watch the 2017 Inter-JC Ultimate Frisbee competition, held over the weekend of 27 and 28 May. Many alumni of the CCA also came down to support their juniors. Having given their all in an intense weekend of competitions, RI had won the match against St Andrew’s Junior College (SAJC) in the semifinals to secure a spot in the finals, against Pioneer Junior College (PJC).

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