U18 Singapore softball men score historic upset over Argentina | Spotlight on Team Singapore with John Yeong and Duncan Elias [season 2 ep 4]

Mar 19, 2020 10:28:00 AM / by John Yeong


We turn the spotlight on Singapore Softball in this episode of Spotlight on Team Singapore: Sport of the Month, as Softball has seen an unprecedented rise to prominence in recent years, including landing the Gold Medal at the 2019 SEA Games.

The Singapore Men's U18 softball team (ranked 17th in the world) achieved outstanding results at the recent U18 softball world cup, including an historic upset of global powerhouses Argentina (ranked 2nd in the world) 8-3.

It was considered a monumental feat for the softball community here, and in the words of the commentators, a 'historic upset'. The Singapore softball team has never performed so well on the global stage before, and our young Team Singapore softballers received plenty of praise from the commentators at the World Cup, who commended them for their superb performance, despite Singapore being the underdogs and a relatively "young" softballing nation.

'Spotlight On Team Singapore' is jointly presented by SG Sports TV and 1 Play Sports, hosted by Singapore sports presenters John Yeong and Duncan Elias.

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John Yeong

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John Yeong is the Senior Producer and a sports presenter of SG Sports TV, with over 13 years of experience in online media production work and content strategy, championing change via digital storytelling and social media leadership. A former sports editor of myActiveSG.com website, he is the founder of the Sport Singapore’s brand ambassadors network, a first-in-public service initiative bringing online personalities and social media influencers from Singapore's sports and fitness eco-system together to inspire a more socially resilient Singapore, as part of Sport Singapore's brand storytelling efforts.