Dragon Boat Team Singapore goes high gear with Under Armour for 28th SEA Games

As a befitting choice for champions, the Dragon Boat Team Singapore gets garbed in revolutionary US high-performance sports label Under Armour for the 28th SEA Games this year. Through this official sponsorship by Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia, the national paddlers from Dragon Boat Team Singapore will have the honour of donning Under Armour compression and training gear, as it sets its eyes on victory at the upcoming SEA Games in Singapore.

THE HEROES

Dragon Boat Team Singapore

The sponsorship comes in timely, as the country will once again play host to SEA Games after 22 years. This year, Singapore is also celebrating her golden jubilee, which marks a significant milestone for the nation, making this event even more memorable. The sponsorship will see Triple Pte Ltd providing Under Armour gear to Dragon Boat Team Singapore for the year.

“We want to continue supporting and spurring exemplary sportsmen and sportswomen who define the notion of true athleticism within our local sporting scene. We see huge potential in Dragon Boat Team Singapore. True to Under Armour’s iconic I WILLTM mantra, the team demonstrates such hunger, fervour and determination; giving their best into a sport they feel so passionate about,” said Mr Adrian Chai, Chief Marketing Officer, Triple Pte Ltd.

“The sponsorship is also an ideal platform for us to reach out to the sports community and to showcase Under Armour’s performance apparels in a strong regional and international athletic stage”, Mr Chai explained further.

“Dragon boating has a deep-rooted history and tradition here for over two decades. We believe that history can be made, and that glory is within reach. We are honoured to have garnered strong support from the dragon boat fraternity, and from partners such as Under Armour, as well as everyone who champions the sport,” said Dr Chia Shi-Lu, President, Singapore Dragon Boat Association.

The prestigious Dragon Boat Team Singapore was formed in 1989, comprised of only men while the women’s team was formed in 1995. Both teams have made significant strides in the history of this sport for Singapore.

Shanice Ng

Shanice Ng, Women’s Team Captain

Loh Zhi Ying

Loh Zhi Ying, Men’s Team Captain

“The team is highly motivated and grateful for the support from Triple Pte Ltd, and to be equipped with high-performance compression gear from Under Armour. Having the right training gear definitely helps individual athletes in enhancing their performance, by improving power endurance and helps in post training recovery. The teams have started intensive full-time training, and are confident with their performance to gun for their goal at SEA Games this year,” says Mr Derick Tan, Team Manager of the 2015 Men’s National Dragon Boat Team.

THE ADVOCATES

Derick Tan

Derick Tan, National Team Manager (Men’s Team)

John McGrath

John McGrath, SVP at Singapore Dragon Boat Association

The men’s team secured a milestone victory in the 10-men, 500m event, by clinching gold at the 17th SEA Games held locally in 1993. This was a historical win as Singapore’s first podium finish in this illustrious sport. In 2013, the nation’s women’s team fought hard to secure a landmark bronze in the five-crew, 500m-race during the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar.

Representing Under Armour in Singapore, Triple Pte Ltd has also been supporting and recognising our nation’s sporting individuals who have excelled in their own sport, including the nation’s only competitive female rower Saiyidah Aisyah, who clinched a gold medal at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar; Singapore’s first UFC fighter, Royston Wee; and Singapore’s only tennis player who competes regularly in the WTA circuit, Sarah Pang, who was also recently selected to represent Singapore to compete in the Fed Cup this year.

THE MENTORS

Coach Naiang Naiang Htoo

Coach Naiang Naiang Htoo, Head Coach – Dragon Boat Team Singapore

Bryan Kieu

Bryan Kieu, National Coach (Men’s Team)

“We believe in supporting our national paddlers and other national sportsmen both physically and emotionally, to spur them to be better athletes and excel in their sport,” added Mr Chai.

Source: Company Press Release
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