Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on the ball after bullying off the match between the Singapore ex-internationals and an Indian Association selection to celebrate the Republic’s 50 years of independence. In the past 28 editions of the Seap Games and SEA Games, only once have Singapore won a men’s hockey gold – way back when the country first hosted the Games in 1973. Six members of that triumphant team played yesterday at IA and although the youngest, M. Jeeva, is 59, they showed flashes of their deft touches on the ball as the match ended 3-0 to IA.