SEA Games athletes and officials observed a minute of silence at all competition events on Monday (Jun 8), a day of national remembrance for victims of last week’s Sabah earthquake. At least 19 people died in the disaster, eight of them from Singapore.
#SabahQuake: A minute of silence is observed before tonight’s SEA GAMES 2015 swimming final. (Video: Jack Board) cna.asia/sabahquake
Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Monday, 8 June 2015
Singapore’s footballers wore their hearts on their sleeves for Tanjong Katong Primary School, which lost six students and a teacher to the quake, and still has one student and teacher missing. The Young Lions wore t-shirts that had “We are with you TKPS” emblazoned on them while warming up for their match against Cambodia.
Singapore footballers warming up before their match against Cambodia. (Photos: Ngau Kai Yan)
Swimming champion Joseph Schooling also dedicated his wins to the students from Tanjong Katong Primary School after taking gold for the men’s 50m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly finals on Monday.
(Photo: Jack Board)
The Games organisers said in a statement they are deeply saddened by the earthquake in Sabah. They reminded the sporting community to unite amid the tragedy even as Singapore continues with the Games. They also urged participants and officials to keep praying for those still missing.