Singapore is the 2nd best sporting nation in the region

Majulah Singapura was played 84 times at the 2015 SEA Games.

Martino Tan| June 16, 04:48 PM

Unfortunately, Singapore did not finish top on the 2015 SEA Games medal standings.

But 2nd place is hugely impressive, as Singapore has always concluded our SEA Games behind our larger neighbours - Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

In fact, tiny Singapore had achieved the most medals in this edition of the SEA Games with a 259 medal haul.

Medal Standings (Final Day)

Just check out our past five SEA Games performances:

2013: 6th (34 Golds)

Medal Standings (2013) Source: Wikipedia

2011: 5th (42 Golds)

Medal Standings (2011) Source: Wikipedia

2009: 6th (33 Golds)

Medal Standings (2009) Source: Wikipedia

2007: 5th (43 Golds)

Medal Standings (2007) Source: Wikipedia

2005: 6th (42 Golds)

Medal Standings (2005)

Here are seven facts about Team Singapore that our SEA Games fans did not need to know:

1. Best medal haul: The 258-medal haul surpassed Singapore’s record of 164 medals (50 Gold, 40 Silver and 74 Bronze) when the Games was hosted in Singapore in 1993.

2. Daily Gold Medal: Singapore won a gold medal daily from June 3 until the conclusion of the SEA Games.

3. Many Games records broken: The team posted 25 SEA Games records, 29 new national marks, and 74 personal bests.

4. S'pore dominated swimming: Swimming contributed the most to the medal haul with 42 medals - 23 gold, 12 silver and seven bronze.

5. S'pore rules men's water polo: Singapore wins a 26th consecutive men's water polo title.

6. Quah Zheng Wen has the most medals for an athlete: 12 medals - Seven golds, four silvers and one bronze.

7. Joseph Schooling has the most gold medals for an athlete: 9 golds, 9 Games record.


Top photo from Action Images via Reuters.