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TeamSG's Paigel Sng competing at The Rink in JCube. Photo Credit : SISA

 

4 September 2022 – Team Singapore's Pagiel Sng clinched Gold in the Senior Men’s category at
the inaugural SEA Open Figure Skating Trophy. Over at The Rink in JCube, the 18 year old skated to “My Name” on the final day of the competition, his winning free skate elicited loud cheers from the spectators. He had taken the lead after the short programme on Saturday and together
with the free skate achieved a total score of 172.12.

“Having taken the lead on Saturday after the short programme, I started to overthink going into the
free skate today. But coach Robi Chalmers asked me to simply focus on skating this programme for
myself,” said Pagiel at the medal ceremony.

He has also reached the minimum Total Elements Score for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating
Championships to be held in Colorado Springs on 7-12 February 2023. He is the first Singaporean
male figure skater to qualify for the championships. Pagiel made his SEA Games debut at Philippines 2019. He is also the first Singaporean male figure skater to compete internationally.

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Team Singapore's Pagiel Sng. Photo Credit : SISA

 

“We congratulate Pagiel on his clean and confident skate, as well as achieving his objectives at SEA
Trophy. We further congratulate all medallists and skaters for giving us such a wonderful display of
artistry, strength and grace,” says Ms Alison Chan, President of the Singapore Ice Skating Association
(SISA).

“We have received very positive feedback from the participating countries. We are deeply appreciative of the cooperation and support in the region to organise this competition to grow our
sport and develop our skaters,” added Ms Chan.

Held from 2 to 4 September 2022 at The Rink in JCube, SEA Open Figure Skating Trophy 2022
featured a total of 110 figure skaters from 12 countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines,
Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei. Since 2013, Singapore has played host to highly successful ice skating events including the ISU World Development Trophy, Tri-Series Cup and SEA Open Short Track Trophy.

The SEA Open Figure Skating Trophy is the first international figure skating competition to be held in
Singapore. It is sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU) and Asian Skating Union, and
supported by the ISU Development Programme.

Ice skating was featured at the SEA Games in a historic first in 2017 and again in 2019. Singapore won
our first-ever golds at the SEA Games for figure skating in 2017 and short track in 2019.

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