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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- On your free time, where do you hangout?
Jonah: Usually near my school at Bishan, or maybe in Orchard
- 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
- Ultimate long term goal?
Jonah: To someday represent S’pore at SEA games. To be the best there is
- Goal for this year?
Jonah: To get a PB this year, probably at the National Schools in July
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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