WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Sports happenings in Singapore (27 Nov-3 Dec) Games medallists earn monetary rewards, Izaac Quek wins silvers at World Youth Championships, Stags and Sailors draw in Singapore Cup Chia Han Keong ·Editor Updated Mon, 4 December 2023 at 8:25 am SGT·8-min read Singapore sprint champion Shanti Pereira with her SEA Games and Asian Games medals. (PHOTO: SNOC/Kong Chong Yew) (KONG CHONG YEW) SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in Singapore in the past week (27 November to 3 December): Shanti Pereira earns $315,000 at MAP Awards Asian Games sprint champion Shanti Pereira was the big winner at the Major Games Award Programme (MAP) awards presentation and appreciation dinner at Timbre+ One North on Wednesday (29 November). She earned a total of $315,000 for her gold (women's 200m) and silver (100m) medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games as well as her two golds at the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia. In total, the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Tote Board rewarded 121 athletes with $2,295,000 for their medal exploits at the SEA Games and Asian Games this year. Athletes are required to donate between 20 and 50 per cent of the prize money back to their national sports associations for future training and development. Singapore sent a 554-strong contingent to Cambodia for the SEA Games in May, and came home with a haul of 51 golds, 43 silvers, 64 bronzes. In September, another 427 athletes were selected to compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games, and managed to win three golds, six silvers and seven bronzes. Singapore paddler Izaac Quek (front) with his men's doubles partner Sora Matsushima of Japan at the ITTF World Youth Championships 2023. (PHOTO: STTA) Izaac Quek wins two silvers at World Youth Championships Singapore national paddler Izaac Quek clinched two silver medals at the the ITTF World Youth Championships in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, over the past week. The 17-year-old first teamed up with Germany's Annett Kaufmann to finish second in the Under-19 mixed doubles competition on Friday (1 December). The duo faced China's Lin Shidong and Kuai Man in the final, and while they took the first set 12-10, the Chinese pair stormed back to win next three sets 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 to clinch the title. Izaac then teamed up with Japan's Sora Matsushima to defeat South Korea's Oh Jun-song and Gil Min-seok 3-2 in the U-19 boys' doubles semi-finals. They faced China's Lin and Wen Ruibo in the final on Saturday, and battled through five sets before losing 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 10-12, 9-11. Meanwhile, Singapore have been drawn together with South Korea, Chinese Taipei, India and Canada in the first stage of the inaugural ITTF Mixed Team World Cup, to be played from 4 to 10 December in Chengdu.