Media: Yahoo Sports
Published on: 30 December 2014
Singapore is making presence felt in international handball.
In 2012, Singapore participated for the first time in the International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy for Asia (East and South-East Zone).
An Under-19 event where the winners qualify for the tournament’s Continental Phase, the men’s team lost all three matches against hosts Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Earlier this December, Singapore sent another team to the same competition, which had expanded to include newcomers Brunei and Philippines. The improvement was astonishing.
While Singapore went down to eventual winners Thailand in their opening game, they won all four remaining matches to finish as runners-up. A women’s team, formed only in July, finished third out of four countries.
The leap from last to second surprised many of their opponents, Handball Federation Singapore (HFS) president Adele Lim told Yahoo Singapore...