Most good looking athletes at the 2015 SEA Games

Most good looking athletes at the 2015 SEA Games

SINGAPORE - Athletes from across Southeast Asia will be in Singapore for the 28th SEA Games, as they compete to be the best in their respective sports.

Some of the athletes have won the hearts of fans in their countries, not only because of their athletic prowess, but also for their good looks.

Here are some of the best looking athletes at this year's SEA Games:

Joseph Schooling, Singapore, Swimming

Joseph Schooling is a star of Singapore's swimming, having created history at last year's Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, where he won gold and silver in the 100m butterfly respectively.

He is aiming for nine gold medals at this year's SEA Games.

Ratchanok Intanon, Thailand, Badminton

Thai badminton star Ratchanok Intanon has won the hearts of her people thanks to her never-say-die attitude.

In 2013, she won the World Championships gold medal, becoming the youngest singles world champion.

Phan Ti Ha Thanh, Vietnam, Gymnastics

Phan Ti Ha Thanh has been dubbed the 'golden girl' of Vietnam gymnastics.

The current world number two in the vault clinched a silver medal for the balance beam and a bronze medal for the vault event at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, according to the SEA Games website.

Luis Gabriel Moreno, Philippines, Archery

Tall, dark and handsome are traits that describe young rising star Luis Gabriel Moreno, who represents Philippines in archery.

He won a gold medal in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Sahil Suhaimi, Singapore, Football

Sahil Suhaimi's star is on the rise after he scored twice in the recent Malaysian FA Cup final that helped LionsXII win the trophy.

Sahil was also the Young Lions' top scorer with three goals when they bagged the bronze medal at the 2013 Games in Myanmar.

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, Malaysia, Gymnastics

Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi had two top-10 finishes at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Now, the 20-year-old is aiming for gold medals in both the individual and team disciplines at this year's SEA Games, reported The Star.

Sasha Christian, Singapore, Wakeboard and Waterski

Singapore wakeboarder and waterskier Sasha Christian began skiing at the age of just three, and won a wakeboarding gold medal at the 2011 SEA Games, according to the SEA Games Website.

She also had two podium finishes at last year's Asian Beach Games.

Irfan Fandi, Singapore, Football

Irfan is the son of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, who won six medals at nine SEA Games.

Last year, he was named in a list of the top 40 young talents in world football by The Guardian.

Charmaine Soh, Netball, Singapore

She was dubbed the "new darling of Singapore netball" in The New Paper after she helped Singapore win the 2014 Asian Netball Championship to qualify for this year's Netball World Cup.

At 1.77, Soh is the team's sharp shooter, and will be depended upon to score the goals to propel the team to the final.

Chanathip Songkrasin, Thailand, Football

The Thai footballer is called "Messi-J" because of his compact build and impressive dribbling skills, The Straits Times reported.

Last December, the attacking midfielder was named the best player at the 2014 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup.

Crystal Yap and Stephanie Chen, Singapore, Synchronised Swimming

Singapore synchronised swimming pair Stephanie Chen and Crystal Yap scored above 70 points in a competition for the first time at the 2011 SEA Games in Palembang, where they won two silver medals.

Partners for five years, the duo have steadily progressed and have set themselves a target of gold in this year's Games, having defeated main rivals Malaysia for the first time at last year's Southeast Asia Swimming Championships.

Max Ducourneau, Singapore, Rugby Sevens

Max Ducourneau, who was born in Singapore but moved to France when he was 15, was quickly roped in to the Rugby 7s squad training after returning for his National Service last May.

The SEA Games will be his first foray into international duty.

Nootsara Tomkom, Thailand, Volleyball

Nootsara Tomkom was part of the Thailand team that won the 2013 Asian Volleyball Championships, where she was also named Best Setter in the tournament.

Her good looks often draws TV cameras for close-up shots when she is on court, The Nation reported, and the popular volleyball player has over four million likes on her Facebook page.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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