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Past cases of sudden young deaths

JANUARY 2014

Nicholas Gan, a Secondary 1 Integrated Programme student at Temasek Junior College, was doing warm-up exercises for a Physical Education class when he felt unwell and giddy. He keeled over and remained unconscious despite being given cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He died at Changi General Hospital later that day.

NOVEMBER 2013

Ms Goh Kai Lin, 25, collapsed when she was close to the finishing line of her 10km run. The taekwon-do enthusiast died on the same day and is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

DECEMBER 2011

Mr Malcom Sng, 22, collapsed after a half-marathon. A coroner's inquiry a year later found that he had an abnormal coronary artery that had gone undetected since birth.

SEPTEMER 2008

Full-time national serviceman Joe Foo, 20, was halfway into a routine exercise and doing chin-ups when he collapsed. It was later revealed he had kept quiet about a medical certificate for hamstring strains.

AUGUST 2007

Captain Ho Si Qiu, 25, platoon commander at the Officer Cadet School, died just after finishing the 21km Singapore Bay Run. His heart stopped and attempts to revive him with drugs and cardiopulmonary resuscitation failed.