SINGAPORE: Chamkaur Singh Dhaliwal, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 1,500m at the 2003 SEA Games, is attempting to get a spot on the Singapore team for the regional games this June.
At 42, Chamkaur will be the oldest member of Singapore’s track and field team — if he meets the qualifying mark of 3:58.37sec, reports Today Online.
“It’s been a long time since the SEA Games was held in Singapore and considering my age, this is probably my last hurrah for my country,” said the IT professional, now based in Sydney, Australia. SEA stands for Southeast Asia.
Once regarded Singapore’s most promising middle-distance runner, Dhaliwal stormed into the record books in 2002 after clocking 3:51.59 at the New South Wales State Championships to better Serjit Singh’s 23-year-old mark of 3:53.01. A year later, he won the SEA Games bronze with a time of 3:59.34, the report added. — ASIA SAMACHAR (23 Jan 2015)
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