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Jonah Tang
  • January 12th, 2004

Jonah Tang

In this interview, we talk to Jonah Tang from Raffles Institution. This Sec 4 students is an establish 100, 200 and 400m runner who runs with great form. You should see him run, great foot placement and perfect posture

Coach: Mr Pedro Soto

School: Raffles Institution Sec4 Express

Personal Best: 100m (11.22) , 200m (22.86), 400m (52.60)

  1. How did you get started with Track & Field

    Jonah: I joined track and field in Secondary 1 after watching and being inspired by my seniors in school

  2. Other than track what else do you do?

    Jonah: Other than track, i enjoy playing pool and playing the guitar, and i surf the net alot

  3. Per day, what is your daily routine like?

    Jonah: School usually ends in the mid afternoon, and after classes i go for training. if not i usually go out or go home

  4. Tell abit about your family, any support from them?

    Jonah: They are very supportive of me, and always make sure i’m on the right track. Also they always encourage me

  5. On your free time, where do you hangout?

    Jonah: Usually near my school at Bishan, or maybe in Orchard

  6. Tell us your view of the future of Singapore athletic, is it heading in the right direction

    Jonah: It’s slowly but surely improving, i guess it’s heading in the right direction

  7. Ultimate long term goal?

    Jonah: To someday represent S’pore at SEA games. To be the best there is

  8. Goal for this year?

    Jonah: To get a PB this year, probably at the National Schools in July

  9. How do you prepare before a race?

    Jonah: I try to stay focused on the race, and think of what i would do during the race

  10. What are usually your race tactics?

    Jonah: For the 100m and 200m, i try to sprint all-out for the whole race. For the 400m i like to do a fast first 200m

  11. During training, per week what is your routine like?

    Jonah: I usually have one session of weights per week, and maybe a long run, like 4.8km, for one session

  12. How many times u train per week, per day how many time & how many hours?

    Jonah: I train 3 days a week, once a day, and about 3 hours per session

You can’t deny the fact he has natural running talent. In a few years under proper grooming, i’m not surprised he’ll be donning our national colours


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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