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Ronnie Cai
  • June 1st, 2003

Ronnie Cai

In this interview, we talk to Ronnie Cai from Nanyang Poly & Wings T/F club. He’s been setting the track scene ablaze after consecutively winning the recent SWIFT and Wings meet. Already pre selected for SEA Games squad, we find out more about this high jumper

Coach: Mr john Seem

School: Business IT 2nd year at Nanyang Poly

Personal Best: High Jump – 2.02m

Highlights: National colours in 2001, Zone colours 2000-2001

  1. How did you get started with Track & Field

    Ronnie: I started jumping when I was in secondary 3. My school did not have a track team. My school PE teacher Mr Soh, who was good in coaching high jump gathered a few tall schoolmates to try high jump. And he spotted me. (Surprisingly I wasn’t very tall compared to my schoolmates)

  2. Other than track what else do you do?

    Ronnie: I like sports a lot. I’m always playing soccer or basketball. I also like to play games at home like PS2 and computer games. I also listen to pop songs and surfing the web

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

    Ronnie: I’ll go to school every morning. After school I’ll be training and then go home for dinner

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

    Ronnie: My father is a driver. Mother is a housewife and I have two brothers, one 25 years old who is working as a cashier and another 22 is serving NS

  5. Your career highlight .. the most memorable jump?

    Ronnie: Clearing the height of 202cm during the IVP Games 2002

  6. Ultimate long term goal?

    Ronnie: Getting a gold medal in the SEA games

  7. Goal for this year?

    Ronnie: Clearing the height of 210cm

  8. How do you prepare before a meet?

    Ronnie: I just rest the day before competition. Sleep well the night before. That’s all

  9. Your thoughts before a jump?

    Ronnie: Must always stay focus

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

    Ronnie: 5 to 6 times a week. 1 time a day and 1 training is about 3 hrs

  11. What motivate you to train & venture in track/field

    Ronnie: To reach my target and going to SEA games

  12. Any injury plaguing you before?

    Ronnie: I sustained a tear in my left thigh. Not so serious now

  13. Do you take care of your nutrition?

    Ronnie: No, I just eat whatever I like

  14. Did SARS affect your training?

    Ronnie: Not much actually

  15. You was selected for SEA Games training squad .. so are you in the finalized SEA Games team? What qualification must you meet?

    Ronnie: I am not in the finalized SEA Games team yet. I must clear a height of 2.05m to be in the team

  16. I believe you jumped above 2m before .. when/where was it .. what was your feelings after that jumped

    Ronnie: It was in IVP meet last year at Ngee Ann poly. It was a brand new feeling for me. I never did that height before even in training.

We wish Ronnie all the best for his bid for a place in the SEA Games squad. Hope you can clear 205cm and more!


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