S’pore ladies’s tchoukball workforce make historical past, ranks world’s No. 1, however solely finds out a month later from Fb submit

SINGAPORE — In a contented accident, the president of the Tchoukball Affiliation of Singapore, Delane Lim, found that the Singapore ladies’s workforce is ranked the very best on the earth by a Fb submit on Jan 27.

The workforce additionally found it’d held the pole place for round a month. The joyful discovery set off a flurry of congratulations to the ladies’s workforce, as that is the primary time they’ve reached such an achievement, besting the highly effective Chinese language Taipei workforce to take first place.

Ms Irene Tan, the workforce captain, informed The Straits Occasions that they don’t verify on world rankings, that are up to date yearly. On Jan 27, Mr Lim noticed a submit on the Worldwide Tchoukball Federation (FITB) FB web page which stated that the “new FITB rating is up to date” and contained hyperlinks for each the lads’s and girls’s rankings.


“Congratulations to our ladies’s workforce for placing us on the world map! We wish to thank all our supporters and companions who consider in them. With out them, the workforce is not going to be the place we’re immediately!” wrote the Tchoukball Affiliation of Singapore on Monday (Jan 30).

What’s Tchoukball anyway? Well-liked in Singapore, Switzerland, and Taiwan, it’s an indoor sport created within the Nineteen Seventies in Switzerland by a person named Hermann Brandt, who was involved over the accidents athletes obtained on account of aggression and bodily contact. The game accommodates parts of squash, netball, and handball.

Right here’s a video that exhibits how the game goes:

The workforce obtained an outpouring of congratulations and help from netizens for his or her achievement.

Screenshot from Fb feedback / The Straits Occasions

Screenshot from Fb feedback / The Straits Occasions

One even tagged Schooling Minister Chan Chun Sing in her remark.

Screenshot from Fb feedback / The Straits Occasions

Pls sponsor them as an alternative of the soccer workforce. At the least they’re successful one thing,” one other wrote.

Screenshot from Fb feedback / The Straits Occasions

In case you have been questioning, the Singapore males’s tchoukball workforce is ranked third behind Chinese language Taipei and Italy respectively. Because the saying goes, the one means is up!



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