For Special Olympics Singapore, the Bangkok
experience was rewarding, even if the team did not qualify for the
finals. Coach Huang Yuchi remembers a pivotal moment during one match
against Special Olympics Indonesia, when they were defeated 3-2: “The
‘total football’ played by our team was mesmerizing, and the passing
game between athletes and partners was seamless. At the end of the
match, we knew the match outcome meant so much to our team, and defeat
was painful to take. Yet, everyone still shook the hands of our
Undeterred by their loss, the team is already looking
ahead. Yuchi quips: “Team Singapore learnt a lot at this qualifier.
With an average age of 21 years old, we are determined to make it at the
next qualifier in 2017, to play in Russia!”
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