Kenneth Khoo captain of track and field team

Kenneth Khoo captain of track and field team
Kenneth Khoo

Veteran Kenneth Khoo was named as the captain of Singapore's track and field contingent for next month's South-east Asia (SEA) Games on home soil.

He was selected by the Republic's 74-strong contingent, who were asked by Singapore Athletics (SA) to cast their vote for the captaincy before the body's Annual Gathering at the Black Box auditorium at the Sports Hub yesterday.

Perhaps it was fitting that the 33-year-old, a physical education teacher at ACS (Barker Road), was given the mantle, because among the contingent, 30 are aged 20 or below.

Khoo, who is part of the 4x400m relay team and will compete at his fifth SEA Games, said he was "extremely honoured".

"I've had ups, I've had many downs," he said, addressing the team.

"So if you ever need help to calm those nerves, I can maybe help you by giving some advice.

"It's going to be a daunting experience for some of you in your first SEA Games in front of a home crowd. But I want you to know it's the start of an amazing journey.

This article was first published on May 5, 2015.
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