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Excellent last day for local youth athletes

Mar 04, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Singapore ended the South-east Asian Youth Championships in Illagan City, Philippines on a high yesterday when the Republic's track and field athletes delivered two gold medals.

Sprinter Reuben Rainer Lee, 15, ran an outstanding race in the 200m and triumphed in 21.61 seconds. Malaysia's Azeem Fahmi took silver (21.86) while Thailand's Kanchai Chimthong was third (22.42).

Reuben also set an Under-18 national record with his time. The previous mark was set by Shameer Ayub in 2001.

Said the Singapore Sports School student: "The race was simple... as I was running on the outer lane, I had to run my own race from the ge...