U. K. Shyam

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Umaglia Kancanangai Shyam Dhuleep, (born 1 July 1976) commonly known as U. K. Shyam, is a retired Singaporean athlete and current national 100m record holder of Singapore.

He attended St. Andrew's Secondary School and Raffles Junior College, and went on to do a double degree in Philosophy and Political Science at the National University of Singapore.

He holds the Singaporean national record over the 100m with a timing of 10.37s.[1] He broke the 33-year-old record of 10.38s (set by Singaporean sprint legend C. Kunalan) at the World University Games in Beijing in 2001. He equalled his own national record soon after at the 21st Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur,[2] and his 10.37s still stands to date as the fastest ever SEA Games silver medal in SEA Games history.


  • National record-holder in the 100m Men's sprint event

Set at the Semi-finals of the World University Games in Beijing with a time of 10.37s. Broke 100m national record of 10.38s, setting a new national record of 10.37s, which still stands to date.

  • Silver Medalist in the 100m Men's sprint event – 21st Southeast Asia Games (Kuala Lumpur, 2001) – Fastest-ever Silver Medal timing in Southeast Asian Games history

First athlete in Singapore since 1989 to win a 100m medal in an individual track event Clinched the silver medal and equalled own national record of 10.37s.

  • Four-time Southeast Asia (SEA) Games Medalist
    • 19th SEA Games (Jarkarta, 1997) – 4 × 100 m Men's Relay, Bronze Medal
    • 21st SEA Games (Kuala Lumpur, 2001) – 100m Men's, Silver Medal (equaled own national record of 10.37s)
    • 22nd SEA Games (Hanoi, 2003) – 4 × 100 m Men's Relay, Silver Medal
    • 23rd SEA Games (Manila, 2005) – 4 × 100 m Men's Relay, Bronze Medal
  • Obtained IAAF world ranking in Men's 100m in 2001
  • Qualified for Athens Olympics 2004 – B qualifier
  • Ranked 2nd in Southeast Asia for the 100m Men's Sprint event in 2001
  • Asian Games 2002 (Korea, Busan) 100m Men's sprint event Semi-finalist
  • 23rd SEA Games (Manila, 2005) – 100m Men's sprint event Finalist
  • 1st athlete to be placed on Singapore Sports Council's inaugural Athlete Career Training Programme (ACT Scheme) Programme was launched and conferred by then Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
  • Ranked 1st in Singapore for the 100m Men's Sprint event from 2001 to 2003
  • Singapore Sports Council Awards Meritorious Award winner (Senior) 2001
  • Individual Award Recipient for Sporting Singapore Inspiration Awards 2006.
  • Winner of the Public Sports Medal 2011
  • Holland Village Celebrity Silver Medal Winner 2011 "Poser Fun Award Category"

Ambassadorships and scholarships[edit]

  • Recipient of International Olympic Council (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Fund Scholarship 2002
  • Tag Heuer Ambassador for Singapore (2001–2003)
  • NIKE Ambassador for Singapore (1994, 1995, 2001 – present)
  • Anti-Smoking Campaign Ambassador for Singapore (2002)
  • One of the Ambassadors for Singapore Sports School.


  1. ^ "Singapore National Records as of July 2011" (PDF). Singapore Athletics. July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Thai athletes dominate

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