SINGAPORE - Former Singapore swim queen Joscelin Yeo has joined the High Performance Sports Selection and Performance Sub-Committee.
Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Teo Ser Luck, who is chairman of the sub-committee, revealed this on Tuesday.
He said: "Joscelin has the experience... and a lot of emotional attachment to sports. After giving birth, she called me and said she wanted to contribute to sports in a big way.
"She will be such a good add because she knows how to encourage the athletes as she's done that before; she is very inspiring and they all look up to her," added Teo, who is looking to add more members to the original 11 in the group.
The sub-committee is in charge of recommending and tracking the performances of the 66 athletes who come under the $40 million Sports Excellence Scholarship programme, as well as 26 potential scholars, who have been identified for additional support.
Teo said on Tuesday that the sub-committee is poring through a number of appeal cases for the scholarship, and looking at some scholars who could drop out.
He did not give figures, but said: "The numbers are not very big because we covered quite good ground when we selected over 60 scholars and about 30 potential scholars.
"We are tracking the performances of all the scholarship holders so they have to meet a certain milestone and if they don't meet, we will drop them."
He said next month's South-east Asia Games is a "very important" milestone for the scholars, although the reviews will be customised according to the nature of the sport and its seasons.
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