Legends

FLASH ATHLETICS CLUB MILESTONES & LEGENDS

We have been heartened and inspired by the accolades and achievements of our members since the Club was founded in 1968. For the past 50 years, Flash has groomed, supported and infused our aspiring athletes with the will to win. Our noble Club has produced 5 Asian Games medals,  22 SEAP/SEA Games medals and 50 National Records. As we journey through time, we honour and pay tribute to our Flash athletes.

1960s

1968  

  • Flash Sports Club was founded in March to promote athletics and sports in the East Coast of Singapore.
  • 1st public appearance at the Singapore AAA Open.
  • Participated in the Inter-Club Championships, finished 3rd & 6th respectively in the Women’s & Men’s Categories.

 

1969

  • 8 Club members represented Singapore at the 5th SEAP Games in Rangoon.
  • Chee Swee Lee won the 400m Silver Medal at the 5th SEAP Games, at the age of 14
  • Gan Bee Wah won the 100m Hurdles Gold Medal at the 5th SEAP Games (Rangoon)

1960s

1968  

  • Flash Sports Club was founded in March to promote athletics and sports in the East Coast of Singapore.
  • 1st public appearance at the Singapore AAA Open.
  • Participated in the Inter-Club Championships, finished 3rd & 6th respectively in the Women’s & Men’s Categories.

 

1969

  • 8 Club members represented Singapore at the 5th SEAP Games in Rangoon.
  • Chee Swee Lee won the 400m Silver Medal at the 5th SEAP Games, at the age of 14
  • Gan Bee Wah won the 100m Hurdles Gold Medal at the 5th SEAP Games (Rangoon)

1970s

1970

  • Club members represented Singapore in the 6th Asian Games, Bangkok.

1971

  • Membership grew considerably; social and fund-raising functions were held to sustain Club’s activities and interests of its members.
  • 8 Club members represented at the 6th SEAP Games in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Chee Swee Lee won the 400m Silver Medal at the 6th SEAP Games (Kuala Lumpur).

1972

  • Dedication earned Flash athletes participation in the Philippines Open.

1973

  • Members participated in the Malaysian Open and Korean AAU Open Championships.
  • 7th SEAP Games hosted in Singapore; Flash athletes made up an important part of Singapore’s athletics contingent.
  • Chee Swee Lee won the 400m Silver Medal at the 7th SEAP Games (Singapore) and set a new National Record.
  • Gan Bee Wah set a new 100m Hurdles National Record (14.8s).
  • Mirnigar Begum set a new 1 500m National Record (4:41.8s) as a 16 year old.

1974

  • Chee Swee Lee wins the Gold Medal at the 7th Asian Games (Tehran) and set the 400m National Record (55.08s) that lasted for 43 years.
  • Chee Swee Lee won the Silver and Bronze Medals for the 4 x 400m and 4 x 100m Relays at the same Games setting New National Records for the 4 x 100m Relay (47.0s) and 4 x 400m Relay (3:43.85s)
  • Coach Patrick Zehnder conferred the Best Coach in Asia Award 1974.
  • Godfrey Jalleh set a new 400m National Record (47.4s) earlier and 47.60s at the 7th Asian Games (Tehran)
  • Cheah Kim Teck and Godfrey Jalleh were members of the team that set the 4 x 400m Relay National Record (3:10.55s) at the 7th ASIAN Games (Tehran), winning the Bronze Medal. The Record still stands today.
  • A resurgence of activity in Club; more than a hundred new members joined.
  • Chee Swee Lee wins the Sportswoman of the Year Award.
  • Patrick Zehnder wins the Coach of the Year Award.

1975

  • Mirnigar Begum set a new 3 000m National Record (10:25.8s)
  • Chee Swee Lee wins the Gold Medals for the 400m and 800m at the Asian Track & Field Meet in Korea.

1976

  • Chee Swee Lee represented Singapore at the Olympic Games (Montreal). She set a new 800m National Record (2:07.0s) in California, USA. The Record still stands today.

1977

  • Fauziah Mohamed Ali set a new 400m Hurdles National Record (64.52s)

1980s

1981

  • The revival of Flash with a dedicated Management Committee; ongoing programs, activities, and fundraising. Dedicated coaches: the late KK Das, Tan Kim Seng, Philip Lee, Pritam Kaur, Lim Hong Kang steered the Club ahead.
  • Mr. Edmond Pereira took over the helm and has led the Club as President for the past 36 years.

1983

  • 11 Flash Athletes swept through the Hong Kong Inter-Club Meet winning 9 Golds, 4 Silvers, and 1 Bronze.
  • Prema Govindan set new 100m (12.0s) National & National Junior Records at the ASEAN Schools Meet (Kuala Lumpur)

1984

  • Norshidah Mohamed Ali set new 400m Hurdles National and National Junior Records (62.8s). She also ran the 2nd fastest ever 800m (2:12.7s)
  • The launch of a Scholarship Fund for athletes to help them in pursuit of their academic career.
  • The “Denis D’ Cotta Memorial Scholarship Fund” is named after Founder President, Mr. Justice DC D’ Cotta.
  • The Athlete of the Year Awards (Male and Female) conferred to recognise and honour top performances
  • Insurance Scheme Set up for 25 Athletes with AIA to cover injuries during training and competition.
  • Prema Govindan set new 200m National and National Junior Records (24.54s) in Hong Kong.
  • Prema Govindan ran the 2nd fastest ever 400m (4s)
  • S Pandian was the 1st schoolboy to break the 1:55s barrier for the 800m (1:53.9s) and set a new National Junior Record.

1985

  • Organized the 1st Mile Run Athletic Club Singapore; the event became a major annual sporting highlight through to the 1990s.
  • National Junior Team quartet comprising Malik Aljunied, Adrian Ng & S Pandian sets a new National Junior record (3:20.74s) enroute to winning the Silver Medal at the 2nd ASIAN Junior Championships held in Singapore. The record lasted for 19 years.
  • S Pandian set a new 400m National Junior Record (48.2s)
  • S Pandian set a new 800m National Junior Record (1:52.57s)

1986

  • Haron Mundir wins gold in the men’s 200m ASEAN Track and Field Championships in Singapore.
  • Goh Seng Tiong was the 1st schoolboy to break the 2-metre barrier for the High Jump and set a new National Junior Record (2.01m).
  • Mohammad Kamal Abdullah was the 1st schoolboy to break the 4-metre barrier for the Pole Vault and set a new National Junior Record (4.21m)
  • Malik Aljunied was the 1st schoolboy to break the 55-second barrier for the 400m Hurdles and set a new National Junior Record (53.6s)

1987

  • Haron Mundir set a new 200m National Record (21.14s). The Record still stands today.
  • Francis Nathan set a new Triple Jump National Record (15.24m)
  • S Pandian sets a new 800m National Record (1:50.56s) at the 7th ASIAN Track & Field Championships (Singapore)

1988

1st FLASH Jog-A-Run at National Stadium, Kallang.

1989

  • Haron Mundir wins the Silver (200m) and Bronze (100m) Medals at the 15th SEA Games (KL)
  • Haron Mundir equalled the 400m National Record (47.4s)
  • Chan Chin Wah set a new Pole Vault National Record (4.52m) at the 15th SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Hamkah Afik debuts at the 15th SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur) as a 16 year old.

1990s

1990

  • Prema Govindan set a new 100m National Record (12.13s) in Oregon.
  • Ng Kean Mun set a new Pole Vault National Record (4.75m)

1991

  • Prema Govindan jumped the 2nd furthest Long Jump Distance (5.65m)
  • Hamkah Afik finishes 7th at the 16th SEA Games (Manila)

1992

  • Poon Pui Fun threw the 2nd furthest distance for the Discus with a throw of (36.36m)
  • Muhammad Hosni won the 100m at the Indonesian Open Championships.

1993

  • Firdhouse Hassan, Hamkah Afik & Muhammad Hosni represented Singapore at the 17th SEA Games (Singapore)
  • Hamkah Bin Afik won the 200m Silver Medal at the 17th SEA Games (Singapore)
  • Firdhouse Hassan and Hamkah Bin Afik won the 4 x 100m Relay Bronze (40.35s) at the 17th SEA Games (Singapore)
  • FLASH is 25 years old. 1stGrand Prix Run in Singapore. Over 1000 participants took part in the event which covered 5 races in different venues in Singapore.
  • Poon Pui Fun threw the 2nd furthest Javelin distance ever by a Singaporean woman (42.20m)

1994

  • Muhammad Hosni and Hamkah Bin Afik set new 4 x 100m Relay National Record (40.32s)
  • Muhammad Hosni ran the fastest hand-timed 100m in 10.2s at the Flash Meet.
  • Muhammad Hosni ran the 2nd fastest 100m (10.41s) at the Commonwealth Games (Victoria, Canada). It was the fastest time by a Singaporean at sea level.
  • Hamkah Bin Afik ran the 2nd fastest 200m by a Singaporean with a time of (21.20s)
  • Hamkah Bin Afik represented Singapore at the Asian Games in Hiroshima
  • Hamkah Bin Afik won the Indonesian Open 200m in (21.22s)

1997

  • Hamkah Bin Afik, Timothy Yeo and U K Shyam won the Bronze Medal for the 4 x 100m Relay (40.44s) at the 19th SEA Games (Jakarta)
  • Timothy Yeo set a new National Junior Record for the 100m (10.68s)
  • Timothy Yeo set a new National Junior Record for the 200m (21.47s)

1998

Hamkah Bin Afik represented Singapore at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

1999

FLASH Athletic Club Singapore organized Coaching Clinics in St. Patrick’s School.

2000s

2001

  • U K Shyam set a new 100m (10.37s) National Record at the World University Games in Beijing. He broke a 33 year old record.
  • UK Shyam equalled the 100m National Record at the 21st SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur) winning the Silver medal. Fastest ever Silver Medal timing in Southeast Asian Games history.
  • Hamkah Bin Afik & U K Shyam wins the Silver Medal (4 x 100m Relay) at the 21st SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur)
  • U K Shyam awarded the Singapore Sports Council Awards (Meritorious Award Winner, Senior) 2001.
  • U K Shyam obtained IAAF World Ranking in Men’s 100m.

2002

  • Chamkaur Singh set a new 1 500m record of 3:51.59 at the NSW State Championships in Sydney.
  • Poon Pui Fun threw the 2nd furthest distance for the Hammer with a distance of 27.62m.
  • U K Shyam represented Singapore at the Asian Games, Busan (Semi-finalist)

2003

  • U K Shyam and Hamkah Bin Afik won the Silver Medal (4 x 100m Relay) at the 22nd SEA Games (Hanoi)

2004

  • U K Shyam qualified for the Olympic Games, Athens, 100m B Qualifier.

2006

  • Hamkah Bin Afik coached the Men’s National 4 x 100m Relay Team that broke the 40-second barrier with a new National Record (39.82s).

2010s

2014

  • FLASH Athletics Club Singapore organized Coaching Clinics in St. Patrick’s School.

2015

  • Goh Chui Ling was a member of the team that set a new 4 x 400m Relay National Record of 3:40.58s, breaking a 41-year old record at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore.

2016

  • FLASH organized 1st Open Relays at Bishan Stadium on 1st October.

2017

  • Goh Chui Ling, Khairyll Amri and Ariff Bin Januri represented Singapore at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Flash Organised 1st Flash Relays.

2018

  • FLASH will be 50 years! Join us in our celebration and events.

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