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Fencing

OVERVIEW

Fencing.pngThe Fencing Academy is one of the newest academies set up in Singapore Sports School in 2011. Student-athletes in the Fencing Academy enjoy many opportunities to compete overseas with top fencers in their age-group to up their game.

The Academy had the privilege of benefitting from visiting consultant Michael Marx, an 8-time US Foil champion and 5-time Olympian. Michael visited the Sports School in 2015 to validate the Fencing Academy’s programme and suggested improvements so as to raise the level of Fencing in Singapore.

Since the start of 2016, fencers have been able to maximise their training hours with a new dedicated fencing hall.

PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Learn-To-Fence Programme

Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy organises the Learn-To-Fence Programme throughout the year for interested primary school pupils. The outreach Programme introduces pupils to the sport through a curriculum covered in up to eight introductory sessions. The LTF curriculum is designed and delivered by Sports School coaches. Participants with potential are identified and are invited to attend weekly training sessions. The Fencing Academy uses this Programme as a platform for recruitment of students into the Sports School at Secondary 1.

MOE Junior Sports Academy

The Ministry of Education has contracted Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy to conduct the Fencing modules in the Junior Sports Academy Programme. The module, which lasts for 15 sessions, is designed and taught by Sport School coaches. Through the programme, coaches identify participants with potential to join the Sports School’s weekly Learn-To-Fence coaching sessions. Primary 4 and 5 pupils can sign up for the programme through MOE.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

 

Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

 

Commonwealth Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

 

South East Asian Fencing Federation Championships

 

Singapore Junior Fencing Championships (Under 20)

 

Challenge Wratislavia, Poland (Under 15)

The Challenge Wratislavia is one of the biggest Youth Competition in the world for Under 11 to U15 fencers in all weapons. In 2015, more than 2,200 fencers from more than 30 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe participated. Sports School’s top U13 and U15 fencers who are ranked among Singapore’s Top 6 Cadet (U17) fencers in each weapon were selected for the competition.

The high competitive level exposes our fencing student-athletes to different styles of fencing. The technical and tactical difficulty level of the Challenge Wratislavia increases from the Pools to Final stages.

Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup (Under 17)

Sports School sends its fencers for the Singapore Cadet Fencing World Cup which sees participation from regional countries, such as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The top local Under-17 competition provides an additional platform for student-athletes to gain exposure through fencing with different opponents and strategies.

Singapore Cadet Fencing Championships (Under 17)

 

Hong Kong Under 14 Fencing Championships

The Fencing Academy sends its student-athletes for the Hong Kong Under 14 Fencing Championships. The tournament is the top Under-14 event in Asia that is open to international participation. The Academy uses the opportunity to simultaneously organise a competition cum training trip for its student-athletes.
 

Singapore Minime Fencing Championships (Under 14)

The Singapore Minime Fencing Championships, the country’s biggest Under-14 competition, sees close to 400 competitors participating yearly in the Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 categories. The age-group competition serves as a good sparring opportunity for Sports School student-athletes.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Korea National Junior Winter Training Camp

Singapore Sports School Fencing Academy sent its top 13 fencers to join the Korean National Junior Team in their training camp in January and February 2016. Sports School fencers who were in the national team, Top 6 in national ranking or have shown potential to be in the national team were selected for the training stint with the top eight Korean Under-20 fencers in each event, for boys and girls.

Top local provincial teams were invited to participate in the intensive training camp. This provided more sparring opportunities for student-athletes which will help them step up their game. The training camp served as a good preparation ground for Sports School fencers heading to the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships and World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships.

Sparring Sessions with Local Fencing Clubs

Sports School’s Fencing Academy regularly invites local fencing clubs to its premises to provide more sparring opportunities for its student-athletes. Sports School fencers get to spar with opponents of comparable or better abilities.

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Singapore Sports School's Fencing Academy has produced eight national team representatives.

2016 Year of Induction Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin, Chua Yi Jia, Lee Kar Moon, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn, Tan Weixuan, Yeo Jing Zhe

2015 Year of Induction Fong Zheng Jie

2014 Year of Induction Amita Berthier, Neville Lim Woon Juin, Ryan Ong Ren-An, Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

2013 Year of Induction Zachary Chen Yi

2012 Year of Induction Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

2007 Year of Induction Cheryl Lim

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Cheryl Lim (Bronze Medal – Women's Epée Team), Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan (Gold Medal – Women's Foil Team)

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Cheryl Lim, Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

2014 – 11th Commonwealth Fencing Championships (Largs, Scotland): Cheryl Lim (Gold Medal – Women's Epee Team), Tatiana Wong Yu Rong (Gold Medal – Women's Foil Team)

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Zachary Chen Yi (Bronze Medal – Men's Epée Individual), Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

 

News

The Joy Of Giving
Values In Action: Netball and Fencing Academy

Lee Min Li
Head, Cluster 2
Senior General Manager, Netball Academy

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 September 2017 


Christmas may be three months away but our fencers and netballers were able to advance the joy of giving when they collaborated with Fei Yue Organisation, Admiralty Community Sports Club and Innova Primary School to bring joy to the underprivileged residents of Champions Court.

Led by Isabelle Lee Xiu Wen, Nicole Shin Jia Hui, Rishika Ghanamoorthy and Sherlyn Rachel Yip Yoke Kheng, our student sought food donations from various homes in the Admiralty area on 19 August before organising a sports carnival a week later.

Not only were the participants treated to breakfast at the carnival, they also enjoyed a session of games where they were able to score points in exchange for food items as prizes. 

While the events were a platform for our student-athletes to be Champions for Others and give back to the community, it also allowed them to gain events management experience through the planning process as well as increase collaboration between our two Academies and the external organisations.

“It was enriching as we got the opportunity to learn soft skills such as dealing with different stakeholders. Furthermore, we needed to be meticulous and think on our feet to prepare for the many different situations on the actual day of the carnival.

“Most importantly, the needy residents were able to benefit from the project due to the food donations,” Rishika said.

While our student-athletes can be happy with the smooth operations of the events, we can be even more pleased that the significance of such Values-in-Action activities were not lost on them.

“We are treated very well with world-class training facilities and a good support system in School, and we therefore should undertake such projects to give back to society. Through this, will we be able to better understand the plight of those less fortunate than us,” Rishika said.  


Inspired By His Peers 
Asian Cadet Circuit (Sabre), Japan Leg

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 September 2017

The Fencing Confederation of Asia recently launched its Asian Cadet Circuit to maximise the exposure of cadet fencers and enhance the overall competitiveness of Under 17 fencers in the region. 

Singapore Sports School has definitely benefited from this new initiative and even tasted success in the competition after Matthew James Lim Quan Rong and Paolo Cheung Kele’s clinched bronze medals in the Philippines and Singapore legs respectively.

Yet an unexpected benefit of the duo’s success was the effect it had on their peers, which came to fruition at the latest Asian Cadet Circuit (Sabre) leg in Wakayama, Japan when Jared Ng Jun Heng returned with two bronze medals.

“I was inspired by Matthew because he always does well in overseas competitions, so I told myself to train hard to reach the high standards he has set,” Jared said.

Not only did Secondary 3 student-athlete defy his fifth seed status to win an individual bronze medal, he also teamed up with Dan Wei Zuo, Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li and Tee Zong Ren to secure bronze in the Team event.

A highlight of the tournament for Jared was his performance in the Individual event, where the sabreur upset fourth seed Eito Mizukami 15-13 in the last-eight.

Jared however, was unable to progress to the final after a narrow 14-15 defeat to Hibiki Kato in the semi-finals.

“Overseas tournaments like these give me a better idea of my own standards and how much more I must train to reach the highest level. 

Furthermore, if the levels in Asia are already this high, there is a lot more work to be done if I want to beat the stronger European or American fencers,” Jared said. 

Fellow student-athletes Jean Koh and Megan Au Cheok Tung, along with Christine Tan also added a Women’s Team bronze to help Singapore end the tournament from 19 to 20 August with 3 bronzes. 

Results
Men’s Sabre Individual
3rd Jared Ng Jun Heng

Men’s Sabre Team
3rd Dan Wei Zuo, Jared Ng Jun Heng, Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li, Tee Zong Ren

Women’s Sabre Team
3rd Jean Koh, Megan Au Cheok Tung


Sports School Wins 17 Golds In Kuala Lumpur 
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games 

Posted: 15 September 2017


The number 17 has multiple significances in today’s context.

Apart from being the number of syllables in a haiku, 17 was also the number most frequently worn by local footballer Fandi Ahmad.

However, that number will now carry extra meaning in Singapore Sports School after our 104 past and present student-athletes combined to win 17 golds and account for almost 30 percent of Team Singapore’s gold medals at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

In addition, the 17 golds, 21 silvers, and 20 bronze medals, alongside the five SEA Games and six National records set is also Sports School’s best ever “away” showing at the biennial Games.

Among the SEA Games champions were synchronised swimmer Debbie Soh Li Fei and wakeboarder Sasha Siew Hoon Christian, who won Singapore’s first and 50th gold medals thanks to after their exploits in the Solo Free Routine and Women's Slalom respectively.
The Games was also a season for winning streaks, with Amanda Lim Xiang Qi defending her Women’s 50m Freestyle crown to remain unbeaten in the event since 2009.

Among the other highlights were the Men’s Bowling Tem comprising Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh and Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong who clinched Singapore’s first Team gold in 22 years, while Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen, Joshua Shou Minqing and Marc Ong Chong Ching won Singapore’s first gold medal in golf since 1989.

Results
Aquatics
Diving
Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard
2nd Fong Kay Yian

Open Water
Women's 10km
3rd Chantal Liew Li-Shan

Swimming
Men's 200m Individual Medley
2nd Pang Sheng Jun

Men's 400m Individual Medley
3rd Pang Sheng Jun

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
1st Pang Sheng Jun

Women's 50m Breaststroke
1st Roanne Ho Ru En (New SEA Games Record, New National Record)

Women's 50m Freestyle
1st Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (New SEA Games Record)

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
1st Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (New SEA Games Record, New National Record)

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
1st Hoong En Qi

Synchronised Swimming
Solo Free Routine
1st Debbie Soh Li Fei
3rd Miya Yong Hsing

Solo Technical Routine
2nd Debbie Soh Li Fei
3rd Miya Yong Hsing

Duet Free Routine
2nd Debbie Soh Li Fei, Miya Yong Hsing

Duet Technical Routine
1st Debbie Soh Li Fei, Miya Yong Hsing

Team Free Routine
1st Ariel Sng Kai Lin, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Miya Yong Hsing

Water Polo
Women's Team
2nd Koh Xiao Li, Loke En Yuan, Naomi Yap Xiao Fei


Athletics
Women's 100m
3rd Veronica Shanti Pereira (New National Record in Semi-Finals)

Women's 200m
3rd Veronica Shanti Pereira

Women's 400m
2nd Dipna Lim Prasad (New National Record)

Women's 100m Hurdles
3rd Nur Izlyn Zaini (Equalled National Record)

Women's 400m Hurdles
2nd Dipna Lim Prasad


Badminton
Men’s Team
3rd Jason Wong Guang Liang, Lee Jianliang, Loh Kean Hean, Loh Kean Yew, Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei, Ryan Ng Zin Rei, Terry Hee Yong Kai

Women's Team
3rd Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Liang Xiaoyu, Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan, Ong Ren-ne, Si To Jia Rong, Tan Wei Han, Yeo Jia Min


Bowling
Men's Team
1st Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong

Women's Doubles
2nd New Hui Fen
3rd Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Women's Trios
2nd New Hui Fen

Women's Team
2nd Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, New Hui Fen


Fencing
Women’s Foil Individual
1st Amita Berthier
3rd Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Men's Sabre Individual
3rd Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin


Golf
Men’s Individual (Stroke Play)
2nd Marc Ong Chong Ching

Men’s Team (Match Play) 
1st Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen, Joshua Shou Minqing, Marc Ong Chong Ching


Gymnastics
Artistic
Women’s Team
2nd Zeng Qiyan

Rhythmic
Women's Group Mixed Apparatus (2 Ropes 3 Balls)
3rd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Jael Chew, Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Women's Group Single Apparatus (5 Hoops)
2nd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Jael Chew, Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Women's Team
3rd Avryl Tan Ying, Edlyn Ho Zen Yee, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling


Netball
Women's Team
2nd Kimberly Lim Wei Yan, Melody Teo, Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman


Pencak Silat
Men's Artistic Doubles
3rd Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin, Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin

Men's Artistic Team
3rd Hamillatu Arash Juffrie, Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin, Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin

Men's Match Class 'G' (75-80kg)
2nd Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en

Men's Match Class 'J' (90-95kg)
1st Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin

Women's Match Class 'B' (50-55kg)
3rd Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful

Women's Match Class 'D' (60-65kg)
3rd Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful


Shooting
Men's 10m Air Rifle Individual
2nd Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman

Women's 10m Air Rifle Individual
1st Martina Lindsay P Veloso (New SEA Games Record)


Table Tennis
Men's Singles
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Men's Doubles
1st Pang Xue Jie
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng

Men's Team
2nd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Pang Xue Jie

Women's Team
1st Yee Herng Hwee

Mixed Doubles
2nd Pang Xue Jie
3rd Clarence Chew Zhe Yu


Waterski and Wakeboarding
Women's Slalom
1st Sasha Siew Hoon Christian (New SEA Games Record)

Women's Wakeboard
1st Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Mixed Team Wakeboard
2nd Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Wushu
Men's Optional Taijijian
3rd Chan Jun Kai

Other New National Records
Aquatics (Swimming)
Men’s 400m Freestyle
4th Pang Sheng Jun (New National Record)

Athletics
Women’s 4x100m Relay
4th Dipna Lim Prasad, Nur Izlyn Zaini, Veronica Shanti Pereira, Wendy Enn (New National Record)


The Student Who Ended Up Teaching
International Youth Sports Camp
 
Ong Kaifen
Head, Cluster 1

Posted: 15 August 2017


It may have been her second visit to Singapore, but the humidity was still one of Alexis Fraser’s biggest challenges when she visited the Lion City as part of Singapore Sports School’s Inaugural International Youth Sports Camp.
 
Yet it was also this need to adapt to Singapore’s tropical weather which represented the Australian’s biggest takeaway after her stint here from 10 to 21 July.
 
“I needed to watch my hydration levels during training due to the lower rates of recovery. However, I am very thankful for this experience since it this will give me a better idea of how to pace myself should I compete in such humid conditions in the future.
 
“I was also very fortunate to learn some other technical drills which I will be able to improve myself and even share them with my coach back home, so I am very grateful towards Sports School for this opportunity” Alexis said.
 
Ironically, the 17-year-old had also been unknowingly passing on various tips to her Sports School peers while gaining lessons to bring home.
 
“I noticed Alexis kept a very strict diet regime. For instance, she would only consume a bowl of cereal for breakfast to keep tiredness at bay due to the digestion of meals. Her mindset and training attitude is something we can all learn from,” Zann Oh Shuyu of the Track and Field Academy said.
 
Their coach Liang Wei was also equally supportive of this new initiative to support budding youth athletes from our partner schools.
 
“Not only can our student-athletes compare standards with their international counterparts, they can also exchange training techniques to become more aware of the different methods adopted by different countries. Moreover, Alexis’s training standard was slightly higher than our own student-athletes which would motivate them to train harder,” Liang Wei said.
 
Apart from Alexis, six other outstanding student-athletes from various countries will participate in an intensive two week training programme where they will train and spar with Sports School student-athletes in a world class environment.
 
The camp will also serve as a platform for youth athletes around the world to forge mutual understanding and respect as well immerse themselves in Singapore’s rich and diverse culture.


Sports School Ready For KL
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games Send-Off Ceremony

Posted: 15 August 2017


It all began in 2005 when Singapore Sports School sent seven student-athletes to the Southeast Asian Games in Manila. Six editions on and the number has increased by nearly 15 fold.

On 10 August 2017, Sports School organised its seventh send-off ceremony to recognise and cheer on its past and present student-athletes heading to the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games. Student-athletes and alumni will be competing in 17 out of 38 sports contested at the biennial Games.

The evening event was attended by Chairman of Sports School’s Board of Directors, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, who was guest-of-honour, Chef de Mission Mr Milan Kwee and his deputies Mr Mark Chay and Mr Lee Wung Yew. Each SEA Games-bound athlete received a board comprising all Sports School athletes heading to the 29th edition in Kuala Lumpur and the school mascot ROAR.

Sports School sent off its largest number of representatives at this year’s SEA Games. Over 100 past and present student-athletes have been given the nod from the Singapore National Olympic Council, with at least 40% of them making their debut at the Games. Amongst the 104 Team Sports School’s competitors, 45 of them are current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes. Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon from the Shooting Academy will also be part of the Team Singapore contingent.

In the last edition of the Games on homeground, Sports School athletes contributed a creditable 38 per cent of the gold medals won by Team Singapore. They garnered 32 golds, 19 silvers and 19 bronzes.

Competition began for the footballers and netballers on 14 August. Sports School wishes our student-athletes and alumni the very best as they do Singapore proud at the Games which officially begin on 19 August. We’re Ready for KL and will be backing all of you up!

Team Singapore Sports School at Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games
Athletics
Calvin Kang Li Loong
Dipna Lim Prasad
Kugapriya d/o Chandran
Nur Izlyn Zaini (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Veronica Shanti Pereira
Wendy Enn

Badminton
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Jason Wong Guang Liang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Lee Jianliang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Liang Xiao Yu
Loh Kean Hean
Loh Kean Yew
Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan (Secondary 4)
Ong Ren-ne (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Si To Jia Rong (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Tan Wei Han
Terry Hee Yong Kai
Yeo Jia Min (Post-Secondary)

Bowling
Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Cricket
Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)

Aquatics
Diving
Fong Kay Yian

Open Water Swimming
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)

Pool Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 4)
Hoong En Qi
Pang Sheng Jun
Roanne Ho Ru'En

Synchronised Swimming
Ariel Sng Kai Lin (Secondary 4)
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Miya Yong Hsing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)

Water Polo
Koh Xiao Li
Loke En Yuan
Naomi Yap Xiao Fei

Fencing
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Amita Berthier (Secondary 4)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Football
Adam Swandi
Ikhsan Fandi
Illyas Lee Si Qin
Irfan Fandi
Joshua Bernard Pereira
Lionel Tan Han Wei
Mohamad Hanafi Mohd Akbar
Muhamad Rusyaidi Salime
Muhammad Amirul Adli Azmi
Muhammad Hami Syahin Said
Muhammad Muhaimin Suhaimi
Muhammad Muhelmy Suhaimi
Muhammad Shahrin Saberin
Muhammad Syahrul Sazali
Muhammad Zharfan Rohaizad

Golf
Callista Chen Wan Qing (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 2)
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching

Gymnastics
Artistic
Sean Yeo Xong Sean (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Zeng Qiyan (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Rhythmic
Avryl Tan Ying (Secondary 4)
Edlyn Ho Zen Yee (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Jael Chew (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Secondary 4)
Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling (Secondary 4)

Netball
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur 'Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Pencak Silat
Abdul Raaziq Abdul Rashid (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Hamillatu Arash Juffrie (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma'en
Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin (Post-Secondary – IBDP Year 1)
Nur Hakim Norshamsuddin (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 1)
Nurul Shafiqah Mohamed Saiful
Nurul Suhaila Mohamed Saiful
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau'ddin
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau'ddin

Shooting
Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 2)
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 5)
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Post-Secondary – DBS Year 1)
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)

Tennis
Charmaine Seah Shi Yi
Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam (Post-Secondary – DSLM Year 3)
Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

Triathlon
Jeremia Christy Suriadi

Waterski & Wakeboarding
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Wushu
Chan Jun Kai (Secondary 4)

*All athletes are alumni unless otherwise stated.


Two In A Row For Sports School Fencers
Asian Cadet Circuit (Foil), Singapore Leg

Wu Jie
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 August 2017

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Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy clinched its second consecutive Asian Cadet Circuit (Foil) medal after Paolo Cheung Kele secured a bronze in the Singapore leg from 29 to 30 July.

The Secondary 2 student-athlete defeated Chen Yi-Tung 15-14 to reach the Men’s Individual Foil Semi-Finals before falling to a 4-15 defeat to eventual winner Hans Yoong in the OCBC Arena.

“I must thank my parents, coaches and friends who all cheered me on especially when I was exhausted to motivate me further,” he said.

Teammate Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, who clinched a bronze in the earlier ACC leg in Philippines, finished fifth out of 54 entrants.

The ACC is a new initiative by the Fencing Confederation of Asia and aims to provide more competition for up-and-coming Under 17 Asian fencers.

Through this, the ACC aims to enhance the development of Asian cadet fencers and hasten the overall competitiveness of fencers in the region.

The next leg of the foil circuit will be hosted by Hong Kong.

Results
Men’s Foil Individual
3rd Paolo Cheung Kele


Sihan Emerges Tops
Singapore GNC Cadet Open

David Chen
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 August 2017


Yu Sihan reiterated her position as one of Singapore’s top female cadet epeeists after she returned from the Singapore GNC Cadet Open with 2 gold medals.

She beat Justine Yang 15-6 to win the Women’s Epee Individual crown before she teamed up with Elisa Tan Shu Tsi, Filzah Hidayah Nor Anuar and Veralyn Tan Chou Xin in the Women’s Epee Team component to defeat Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Jackie Grace Lau, Natalie Kuan Rui Lin and Siti Nursuhailah Selamat in an all Sports School final.

“It makes me very proud that my teammates and I won gold and silver in the Epee Team event. Nonetheless, we must continue working hard to achieve more of such good results,” Sihan said.

Sihan’s strong performance at the OCBC Arena from 5 to 6 August was part of a bumper haul by our student-athletes which saw them return with 2 golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronzes.

Our strong results were no doubt aided by the training camp from 31 July to 4 August where we hosted fencers from Hong Kong and other Singaporean fencing clubs.

Results
Mens Sabre Individual
3rd Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li
3rd Tee Zong Ren

Womens Epee Individual
1st Yu Sihan

Womens Sabre Individual
2nd Jean Koh
3rd Megan Au Cheok Tung

Mens Epee Team
2nd Ryan Tan Jun Quan, Simon Lee Renjie, Xavier Chan Jun Xi

Mens Sabre Team
3rd Dan Wei Zuo, Jared Ng Jun Heng, Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li, Tee Zong Ren
3rd Chan Phu Xien, Danyal Rashad Mohammad Yusri, James Ng Xuan-Xin, Legolas Lee Zhao Yu

Womens Epee Team
1st Elisa Tan Shu Tsi, Filzah Hidayah Nor Anuar, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin, Yu Sihan
2nd Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Jackie Grace Lau, Natalie Kuan Rui Lin, Siti Nursuhailah Selamat

Womens Sabre Team
2nd Janelle Ng Shang En, Jean Koh, Megan Au Cheok Tung


Amita Lunges Into Singapore History Once More
2017 World Fencing Championships

Posted: 15 August 2017

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Infinite, boundless. That’s what Amita means in Sanskrit and that’s the extent of the Singapore Sports School fencer’s talent in the sport. In February 2016, Amita Berthier wrote her name in the record books when she won Singapore’s first Cadet Foil gold medal in the individual category at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Manama, Bahrain. She then teamed up with schoolmate Tatiana Wong Yu Rong, Aarya and Maxine Wong to clinch another first for Singapore in the tournament – the Cadet Foil Team title.

Fast forward a year to April 2017, the Sports School student-athlete stood on the podium at the World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships. This time, Amita fenced her way to a bronze medal in the Cadet Foil event, becoming Singapore’s second fencer to win a medal at the tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Three months later, the young foilist continued to show her boundless success at the World Championships despite it being her first time competing in the senior category. The 16-year-old pulled a stunner in Leipzig, Germany to reach the Last 32 of the tournament on 21 July 2017 – Singapore’s best result in the sport’s biggest event.

Amita topped her Poule with six victories in as many matches to rank fourth in the first round of the Women’s Foil contest. Her performance in the poules earned her a bye into the Round of 64. En route to the Elimination Rounds, the Singaporean recorded 5-3 victories against two Olympians Japanese Shiho Nishioka and Vietnamese Do Thi Anh.

Despite having less experience than her opponents under her belt, the then-World No. 137 fencer continued her winning streak, defeating World No. 74 Liu Yan Wai of Hong Kong 15-8 in the Round of 64 to be the first to lock her name down for the next elimination round. Amita was to return to the piste three hours later to face Russian Svetlana Tripapina in the Round of 32.

The teenager put on a stunning display against the more experienced 23-year-old Russian who was at No. 14 in the world. With just over two minutes left on the clock and a score of 7-14, Amita held off her more experienced rival to earn three points for herself. She eventually settled for a creditable score of 10-15. Amita was eventually ranked 21st in the field of 91 fencers.

Amita, currently ranked World No. 83, will be making her Southeast Asian Games debut in Kuala Lumpur in August 2017 and is aiming for a podium finish at the 29th edition of the Games. Alumnus Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan, who finished 66th at the 2017 World Fencing Championships, will also be competing at the 29th SEA Games.


Sports School Goes To Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games: List Of Confirmed Athletes

Posted: 14 July 2017

In slightly over a month’s time, at least 40 past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes will be fighting for national glory in our neighbouring country. Thirty-nine student-athletes and alumni, including one staff, have received confirmation of their participation at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games which officially opens on 19 August.

At the previous edition of the SEA Games on homeground in 2015, Sports School’s past and present student-athletes contributed a creditable 38% of the gold medal haul to Team Singapore’s tally. Prominent athletes such as kegler Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Women’s Masters), swimmer Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Women’s 50m Freestyle) and waterskier Sasha Siew Hoon Christian (Women’s Slalom and Wakeboard) will be fighting to defend their titles at the SEA Games.

Meanwhile, 12 of the confirmed 39 Sports School athletes will be making their debut at the regional Games. Nine current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes, which includes World Cadet Foil bronze medallist Amita Berthier and Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Record holder Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, seek to benefit from the experience of competing at a major game and fly Singapore’s flag high.

Several sports such as Badminton, Football and Track and Field have yet to announce their final list of athletes competing at the 29th edition of the biennial Games.

Bowling
Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong

Cricket
Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua

Fencing
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin
Amita Berthier
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Golf
Abdul Hadi Uda Thith
Callista Chen Wan Qing
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching
Nicole Mok Shue Ying

Netball
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur ‘Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Shooting
Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing
Hoong En Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’En
Pang Sheng Jun

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
Ethan Poh Shao Feng
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee

Waterskiing
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian


Amita Holds Her Own Against World No.5
2017 US Fencing National Championships

Posted: 14 July 2017
 
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Amita Berthier barely missed out on claiming the biggest scalp of her fencing career and a bronze medal at the 2017 US Fencing National Championships on 3 July 2017 when she lost narrowly to the world’s No. 5 fencer, Nicole Ross from America, in her Quarter-Final bout.
 
The 16-year-old fencer from Singapore Sports School found her footing early on in the tournament. She won four of five matches in her poule, losing only to Nicole who was seeded top in the Division 1 Women’s Foil category. With 22 points won and just 8 touches made against her, Amita climbed 23 spots to rank 10th before entering the elimination rounds.
 
Amita then cruised through the elimination rounds, defeating three American fencers with not more than 10 points made against her in each match to reach the Quarter-Finals.
 
The young Singaporean advanced into the group of top 8 fencers to meet Nicole once again to deliver a seat-gripping match against her 28-year-old opponent, an Olympian at the London 2012 Games. World No. 137-ranked Amita, at one point of the bout, managed to gain a 1-point lead over her more experienced opponent to make it 10-9. However, Nicole eventually regained the lead to win 15-11. Amita finished 5th in the US tournament, a ranking decided based on the quality of her opponents fenced during the competition.
 
This is Amita’s first time contesting in the senior category. Alumnus Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan also featured in the tournament and ranked 38th in the overall standings.


Fencers Bring In 13 Medals At SYOF
2017 Singapore Youth Olympic Festival (Fencing)

Posted: 14 July 2017


Singapore Sports School’s male fencers showed their prowess at the 2017 Singapore Youth Olympic Festival from 30 June to 2 July 2017, sweeping up titles in all three weapon categories – Epee, Foil and Sabre. Fencing Academy student-athletes won 4 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in the eight events contested at the competition.

Our fencers filled the podium with Sports School colours in the Boys Foil and Sabre individual events, securing 1st, 2nd and a joint-3rd position. The gold medallists comprised Ryan Tan Jun Quan (Boys Epee), Matthew James Lim Quan Rong (Boys Foil), James Ng Xuan-Xin (Boys Sabre) and Jean Koh (Girls Under 14 Sabre). Jean was Sports School’s only double medallist, winning a silver medal in the Girls Sabre individual which is open to fencers 16 years old and under.

Results
Boys Epee Individual
1st Ryan Tan Jun Quan
2nd Simon Lee Renjie

Boys Foil Individual
1st Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
2nd Paolo Cheung Kele
3rd Max Neo Wei Kit

Boys Sabre Individual
1st James Ng Xuan-Xin
2nd Chan Phu Xien
3rd Tee Zong Ren

Girls Foil Individual
2nd Eleanor Tan Shu Ya

Girls Sabre Individual
2nd Jean Koh

Girls Under 14 Epee Individual
3rd Elisa Tan Shu Tsi

Girls Under 14 Foil Individual
3rd Anna Tay Wan Enn

Girls Under 14 Sabre Individual
1st Jean Koh


Matthew Secures Bronze At Inaugural Asian Foil Cadet Circuit
Asian Foil Cadet Circuit

Wu Jie
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 14 July 2017

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Matthew James Lim Quan Rong wrote himself into the history books after he won a Cadet Boys bronze at the first-ever Asian Foil Cadet Circuit in Manilla, Philippines on 9 July 2017.

The 15-year-old beat India’s Ananya Lev Chadha 15-13 to secure his place in the semis before falling 14-15 to Hans Yoong of Malaysia.

It was a good performance from Matthew especially when one considers the Secondary 3 student-athlete had even taken a 14-13 lead against the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games bound Hans, before his opponent responded with a late rally to take victory.

“It is always a good feeling to win medals for Singapore, and I will continue to work hard to bring more glory for Singapore. The formation of this new Asian Cadet Circuit will also give me multiple opportunities to spar with other fencers and hasten my development,” Matthew said.

Matthew will have his next chance to win another Asian Foil Cadet Circuit medal when he participates in the Singapore leg of the tournament from 28 to 30 July.

The Asian Cadet Circuit is a new competition organised by the Fencing Confederation of Asia to maximise the exposure of cadet fencers and hasten the overall competitiveness of Asian fencers in the world of fencing.

The competition is also seen as a key event in the fencing calender as the ranking points from the tournament will be used to determine the participants at the 2018 Fencing World Cadet Championship. 


Sihan 'Epee' With Gold, Silver
Hong Kong Under 20 Fencing Championships

Posted: 15 June 2017


Victory definitely tasted sweet for epeeist Yu Sihan when she grabbed the Under 17 gold medal in her final match of the 2017 Hong Kong Under 20 Fencing Championships.

The U17 Epee Final was the 15-year-old fencer’s fourth consecutive match of the day, after gruelling contests in the U20 and U17 semi-finals and U20 final. Fighting off fatigue from her previous three bouts, Sihan gave an excellent display of skill, agility and strategy to thwart the attacks of local fencer Kaylin Hsieh Sin Yan. She won the gold-medal playoff 15-9.

Just minutes before the U17 final, Sihan faced off with Hong Kong’s Karina Leung Kay Sze in the U20 final. She succumbed to her older and more experienced opponent by a 6-point margin. She chucked the minor setback aside, recomposed herself, and stepped up to the piste to square off against Kaylin.

Fencing against competitors up to 5 years her senior, Sihan refused to let age be an excuse nor obstacle in the attainment of her goals.

The Hong Kong tournament on 3 and 4 June 2017 also provided good experience for Secondary 2’s Simon Lee Renjie who also fenced in both U17 and U20 age-groups. It was both a challenge and test of endurance having to compete in back-to-back matches all in a single day. For Simon and Ryan Tan Jun Quan, U17 Epee joint-bronze medals were a good finish for them in their debut Championships in Hong Kong.

Neville Lim Woon Juin (alumnus), Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui, Lee Kar Moon and Tatiana Wong Yu Rong (post-secondary student-athletes) also contributed 1 silver and 3 bronze medals to bring Singapore Sports School’s total medal tally to 1 gold, 2 silvers and 5 bronzes.

Results
Epee
Boys U17
3rd Simon Lee Renjie, Ryan Tan Jun Quan

Girls U17
1st Yu Sihan

Boys U20
2nd Neville Lim Woon Juin
3rd Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui

Girls U20
2nd Yu Sihan

Foil
Girls U20
3rd Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

Sabre
Girls U20
3rd Lee Kar Moon


Measuring Up At Local Meets
Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 1, Singapore Senior Fencing Championships 2

Posted: 15 June 2017


Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy continues to enjoy a good streak of results in the local tournaments. In the Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 1 and Senior Fencing Championships 2, student-athletes and alumni garnered a total of 6 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals in both tournaments organised by Fencing Singapore.

The competitions provide a platform for our fencers to pit their skills and abilities against their peers and acts as a gauge of their development in the sport.

Results
Singapore Junior Fencing Championships 1
Epee
Men’s Individual
1st Tan Weixuan
2nd Neville Lim Woon Juin (alumnus)

Women’s Individual
2nd Yu Sihan

Men’s Team
1st Ryan Yeo Yuan Zhen, Simon Lee Renjie, Tan Weixuan, Xavier Chan Jun Xi

Women’s Team
3rd Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Siti Nursuhailah Selamat, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin, Yu Sihan

Foil
Men’s Individual
1st Ryan Ong Ren-An

Men’s Team
3rd Brian Koh Shao Yang, Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, Max Neo Wei Kit

Sabre
Men’s Individual
1st Fong Zheng Jie (alumnus)
2nd Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin

Women’s Individual
3rd Nicole Wee Sher Tynn

Men’s Team
2nd Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin, Daniel Haqim Mohammed Sophian, James Ng Xuan-Xin, Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li

Women’s Team
1st Jean Koh, Lee Kar Moon, Megan Au Cheok Tung


Singapore Senior Fencing Championships 2
Men’s Epee Individual
3rd Simon Lee Renjie

Women’s Epee Individual

1st Yu Sihan
3rd Cheryl Lim (alumnus)

Women's Foil Individual
2nd Tatiana Wong Yu Rong


Girls Top 3 In Singapore Seniors
2017 Singapore Senior Fencing Championships

Posted: 15 May 2017


Singapore Sports School’s female fencers did the school proud at the 2017 Singapore Senior Fencing Championships from 29 to 30 April 2017 when they won a bronze medal in each of the weapon categories.

Post-secondary student-athletes Lee Kar Moon and Tatiana Wong Yu Rong were joint-third in the Sabre and Foil events, while Secondary 2’s Yu Sihan medalled in the Epee event.

In the Women’s Epee, Sihan advanced into the Semi-Finals after defeating teammate Siti Nursuhailah Selamat and alumna Cheryl Lim. However, her journey to the top was halted by Harlene Raguin of Philippines, losing 12-15.

Tatiana also had a smooth first round in the Women’s Foil, defeating Singaporean Felicia Tan 15-3. The foilist then advanced to meet national fencer Lau Ysien in the Quarter-Finals where she proved superior to take the match after a hard-fought 13-12. Tatiana eventually lost to Nunta Chantasuvannasin of Thailand in the Semi-Finals.

Kar Moon faced a similar fate in the Women’s Sabre, with one victory over Candice Lee (15-13) but a semi-final loss against Jolie Lee (5-15) meant that she had to settle for a joint-third position.

Results
Women’s Epee Individual
3rd Yu Sihan

Women’s Foil Individual
3rd Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

Women’s Sabre Individual
3rd Lee Kar Moon


Kieron Wins Two Medals In Tangshan
China Fencing League, Leg 2

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 May 2017


Kieron Kok Zi Hua returned with 2 medals to emerge as Sports School’s top performer at the China Fencing League, Leg 2. 

The Secondary 1 student-athlete won a bronze in the Under-14 “B” Division Men’s Epee Individual event before he teamed up with Ryan Tan Jun Quan, Simon Lee Renjie and Yu Zonglin to clinch the Men’s Epee Team silver in the same age group.

Paolo Cheung Kele also added a bronze in the U16 “B” Division Men’s Foil Individual event to make it a hat-trick of medals won by our student-athletes from 5 to 7 May.

The newly launched China Fencing League consists of six stations and a grand final held in Kunshan, Tangshan, Nanchang, Haikou, Changchun and Hengdian, with about 20,000 amateur and professional fencers expected to take part in the entire tournament.

Overall, our 20 students were able to pick up valuable lessons in Tangshan, China, due to the high level of competition. The experience will enable them to learn from their shortcomings and work even harder for future competitions.

Results
U14 “B” Division 
Men’s Epee Individual 
3rd: Kieron Kok Zi Hua 

U14 Category 
Men’s Epee Team
2nd: Kieron Kok Zi Hua, Ryan Tan Jun Quan, Simon Lee Renjie and Yu Zonglin 

U16 “B” Division 
Men’s Foil individual 
3rd: Paolo Cheung Kele


Amita Wins Singapore’s Second Ever Medal
2017 World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017

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She may have suffered a narrow 10-12 loss in the semi-finals, but Amita Berthier will still leave Plodiv, Bulgaria with a smile on her face.

After all, she improved on her top-eight finish in 2016 to clinch a bronze at the 2017 World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships, becoming only the second Singaporean fencer to win a medal at the Championships, vindicating her decision to leave her family and move to Boston, United States to train.

She defeated Ukraine’s Anna Taranenenko 15-6 to reach the foil semi-finals of the Under-17 (cadet) division and guarantee herself a bronze medal in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, before losing to Nora Hajas of Hungary in the semi-finals.

Amita’s bronze on 3 April is the latest string of achievements by the left hander.

Not only did she clinch Singapore’s first ever-gold medal at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships, she has also been rewarded with a Sports Excellence Scholarship from Sport Singapore.


Ze Hou: Learning To Fence To ‘C’ Division Champion In Under 3 Years
2017 National School Games
 
Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017


Singapore Sports School reinforced its position as one of Singapore’s top fencing schools by clinching three divisional titles at the recent National Schools Fencing Championships held on 20 to 24 March.
  
Not only did they secure the Boys “C” Division and Girls “B” Division titles for the third and fourth year running, but they also clinched the Boys “B” Division crown for the first time since 2015.

Among the 5 golds, 7 silvers and 8 bronzes was a Boys “C” Division Foil gold medal for Chern Ze Hou.
 
While his victory over Hwa Chong Institution’s Caleb Yong is a commendable achievement, his victory is even more noteworthy considering he only picked up the sport in December 2014.
 
“It feels great to win this since I only picked up fencing through the Learn-To-Fence Programme two and a half years ago. Furthermore, to win my first gold medal against such an experienced opponent is a much sweeter experience,” Ze Hou said.
 
Sports School’s Learn-To-Fence Programme is a programme designed by Sports School coaches which seeks to introduce primary school pupils to the sport through short 3-4 session introductory courses and then selected students are admitted to the once weekly classes. One of the coaches involved is Wu Jie, Ze Hou’s foil coach.
 
“Coach Wu Jie has played a key role in my development. He has put in a lot of effort to guide me during trainings and competitions, especially in my footwork. I must also thank my General Manager Ms Loo Zhao Rong Luan, my ex-coach Ralf Bissdorf and my teammates who have always pushed me.
 
“With this win, I am now more confident, and I want to aim for a medal at my next competition in Tangshan, China next month,” Ze Hou said.
 
In fact, Ze Hou’s victory has not just pushed him to work harder, but also inspired some of his teammates, including Yu Sihan, who won the Girls “B” Division Epee title for the second consecutive year.
 
“Ze Hou was from the Learn-To-Fence Programme, yet he never used his inexperience as an excuse,” Sihan said, “and this inspires me to work even harder to do well since I have been fencing from a very young age.”
 
Results
Overall
Girls 'A' Division – 2nd
Boys 'B' Division – 1st
Girls 'B' Division – 1st
Boys 'C' Division – 1st
Girls 'C' Division – 3rd
 
Boys 'A' Division
Foil
3rd Yeo Jing Zhe
 
Girls 'A' Division
Epee
2nd Michelle Lee Chuan Ling
 
Foil
2nd Tatiana Wong Yu Rong
3rd Chua Yi Jia
 
Boys 'B' Division
Foil
1st Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
2nd Max Neo Wei Kit
3rd Paolo Cheung Kele
 
Sabre
1st Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li
3rd Jared Ng Jun Heng
 
Girls 'B' Division
Epee
1st Yu Sihan 
3rd Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan
 
Sabre
2nd Megan Au Cheok Tung
 
Boys 'C' Division
Epee
1st Simon Lee Renjie 
2nd Ryan Tan Jun Quan
 
Foil
1st Chern Ze Hou
3rd Emil Chua Wen Xun
 
Sabre
2nd Chan Phu Xien
3rd Dan Wei Zuo
 
Girls 'C' Division
Epee
2nd Elisa Tan Shu Tsi
 
Sabre
3rd Jean Koh


Sabre Bronze To Savour
2017 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

Posted: 15 February 2017

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Women's Cadet Sabre bronze medallists: From left, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn, Nicole Goh, Lee Kar Moon, Lau Ywen.
Picture courtesy of Fencing Singapore.

Fourteen Singapore Sports School student-athletes and alumni had the opportunity to represent Singapore at the 2017 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships from 24 February to 5 March in Korat, Thailand.

Sabre fencers Lee Kar Moon and Nicole Wee Sher Tynn contributed to the Team bronze won by Team Singapore in the Women’s Cadet category. Kar Moon and Nicole, Year 1 post-secondary student-athletes in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, teamed up with Lau Ywen and Nicole Goh to clinch a bronze medal for Singapore.

The Sabre Team held their ground against Uzbekistan in the Quarter-Finals to win 45-43 and advance into the Semi-Finals against Asian powerhouse Korea. Despite a 39-45 defeat by their Korean opponents, the Singapore team came back strong in the bronze-medal match against Japan to win 45-38, securing their spot on the podium.

Several student-athletes and alumni also did well to finish in the Top 16 of their weapon categories.

Singapore Sports School Student-Athlete and Alumni Representatives
Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin (Post-Secondary)
Amita Berthier
Danial Haqim Mohammed Sophian (Post-Secondary)
Fong Zheng Jie (Alumnus)
Grace Mun Si En (Alumnus)
Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui (Post-Secondary)
Lee Kar Moon (Post-Secondary)
Neville Lim Woon Juin (Alumnus)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan (Alumnus)
Nicole Wee Sher Tynn (Post-Secondary)
Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li
Tan Weixuan (Post-Secondary)
Tatiana Wong Yu Rong (Post-Secondary)
Yeo Jing Zhe (Post-Secondary)


Fencers Feel Chuffed From Camden

GLL Camden International Cadet Sabre Tournament
Etropolski Sabre

David Chen 
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016


They may have competed at the GLL Camden International Cadet (U17) Sabre Tournament without a reserve fencer, but that was not a problem for Singapore Sports School student-athletes Lee Kar Moon, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn and fellow Singaporean Nicole Goh.

The fact that it was Singapore’s maiden appearance at the tournament also did not faze them as the trio defeated Belgium 45-35 to clinch gold in the Women’s Team event on 30 October 2016.

“Although we had to fence without a reserve, I was not affected as I had full faith in Nicole and Kar Moon,” said Nicole Wee.

The trio had come up tops against 13 other teams from eight countries at the tournament in London, United Kingdom.

The girls found their footing on the second day of the competition. The resilience and fighting spirit they demonstrated were exceptional. Initially ranked 6th out of the 14 teams, they fought their way to gold. The gold medal symbolises the growth of the Singapore Women’s Sabre Team as a whole. This group of young ladies, together Singapore’s World Cadet Champion, Ywen Lau, are making podium at various international events, establishing the reputation of Singapore as a formidable force in the event. For all the coaches behind the scene, nothing beats watching the fencers grow and mature into athletes who demonstrate sportsmanship and the right values.

Meanwhile, there was more good news for the Fencing Academy when Megan Au Cheok Tung returned from her European debut with a medal.

The Secondary 2 student-athlete clinched silver in the Women’s Sabre Cadet U14 at the Etropolski Sabre in Sofia, Bulgaria on 7 November 2016.

RESULTS
GLL Camden International Cadet Sabre Tournament
Women’s Team 
1 Lee Kar Moon, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn

Etropolski Sabre
Women’s Sabre Cadet
2 Megan Au Cheok Tung


9 Named Best Sportsboy, Sportsgirl
46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards

Posted: 14 October 2016


It was a proud day for Singapore Sports School after nine of our student-athletes were named Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl at the 46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards on 16 September 2016.

They were among 47 students who competed in the 28 SSSC sports and games and were presented the Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl Awards at CHIJ Saint Theresa’s Convent in front of about 250 family members, teachers and students.

Sports School student-athletes were presented a total of 99 Colours (Distinction) Awards as well as 351 Colours Awards.

The annual event recognises outstanding athletes for their excellent performance in various sports and to officially close the National Schools Games for 2016.

SINGAPORE SCHOOLS SPORTS COUNCIL’S BEST SPORTSBOY AND SPORTSGIRL 
Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting)
Akmal Azman (Football)
Amabel Chua Jia Ying (Bowling)
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing)
Avelyn Leong Kit Yan (Netball)
Chan Jun Kai (Wushu)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Badminton)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Gymnastics)
Tia Louise Rozario (Track and Field)


Not Disadvantaged By Young Age
South East Asian Fencing Federation Championships

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 September 2016

Student-athletes Tatiana Wong Yu Rong and Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier proved that age was no barrier to success when the two youngsters won gold medals in the Women’s Foil Team event at the South East Asian Fencing Federation Championships.

Indeed, 17-year-old Tatiana and 15-year-old Amita felt no nerves at the OCBC Arena Hall 5 as they teamed up with fellow youngster Ysien Lau to defeat Vietnam 45-27 in the final.

Not only were the three girls competing against older opponents, Vietnam is also considered as one of the traditional powerhouses in fencing in Southeast Asia.

“I am really happy because everyone fenced her heart out as one team to overcome the odds to win the gold medal for Singapore, in Singapore,” said Tatiana.

Altogether, past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes took home 1 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes at the Championships from 3 to 6 September 2016.

RESULTS
Men’s Epee Team
2 Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui

Women’s Epee Team
3 Michelle Lee Chuan Ling, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin

Women’s Foil Individual
3 Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Women’s Foil Team
1 Amita Berthier, Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

Men’s Sabre Team
2 Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin, Danial Haqim Mohammed Sophian, Fong Zheng Jie


15 Medals In First Overseas Ranking Competition
Australia U15 and Cadet Fencing Championship 2016

David Chen Chien-Yuan  
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 July 2016 

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The Australia U15 and Cadet Fencing Championship 2016 is an event recognised by Fencing Singapore as one of the ranking events in the new local ranking system. Being the first overseas ranking competition for the 2016/2017 fencing season, the event saw many Singaporeans participating – besides Singapore Sports School. It is also the first time since our Academy’s inception that we had 33 student-athletes across five levels (Secondary 1 to IBDP Year 5), three coaches and one General Manager involved in one event, making it the largest team in our Academy’s history. 

Sports School fencers brought home 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. Secondary 1’s Yu Sihan scored double gold in both the U15 and Cadet (U17) Individual Women’s Epee event, while Secondary 4’s Nicole Wee Sher Tynn won the gold medal in the Cadet Individual Women’s Sabre event. She then led the gold medal team consisting of Secondary 4’s Lee Kar Moon, Secondary 2’s Megan Au Cheok Tung and Secondary 1’s Jean Koh. Our fencers’ next competitions are the National Cadet Fencing Championships on 22 July and 24 July, followed by the Hong Kong U20 Open Fencing Championship during the last week of July.

To help save costs and to enable our student-athletes to learn to be more independent, we decided to stay in a hostel and relied on public transport to get to the venue each day, instead of chartering a bus. Our student-athletes did their own grocery shopping, prepared their own breakfast and did their own laundry. On a lighter side, the Fencing Academy had the chance to interact and train with Australian fencers. We toured famous attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and participated in an exciting jet boat ride at the harbour. 

RESULTS
Cadet Men’s Foil Individual – Silver (Brian Koh Shao Yang)
Cadet Women’s Epee Individual – Gold (Yu Sihan)
Cadet Women’s Foil Individual – Silver (Tatiana Wong Yu Rong)
Cadet Women’s Sabre Individual – Gold (Nicole Wee Sher Tynn)

Cadet Men’s Epee Team – Bronze (Xavier Chan Jun Xi, Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui, Simon Lee Renjie, Ryan Yeo Yuan Zhen)
Cadet Men’s Foil Team – Silver (Brian Koh Shao Yang, Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, Max Neo Wei Kit, Joven Tey Qi Long)
Cadet Men’s Sabre Team – Silver (Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li, Danial Haqim Mohammad Sophian, Jared Ng Jun Heng, Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin)
Cadet Women’s Epee Team – Bronze (Siti Nursuhailah Selamat, Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin, Yu Sihan)
Cadet Women’s Foil Team – Bronze (Chua Yi Jia, Eleanor Tan Shu Ya, Tatiana Wong Yu Rong)
Cadet Women’s Sabre Team – Gold (Megan Au Cheok Tung, Jean Koh, Lee Kar Moon, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn)

U15 Men’s Epee Individual – Silver (Simon Lee Renjie)
U15 Men’s Sabre Individual – Bronze (Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li)
U15 Women’s Epee Individual – Gold (Yu Sihan)
U15 Women’s Foil Individual – Bronze (Eleanor Tan Shu Ya)
U15 Women’s Sabre Individual – Bronze (Megan Au Cheok Tung)

U15 Men’s Sabre Team – Silver (Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li, Jared Ng Jun Heng, James Ng Xuan-Xin, Chan Phu Xien)
U15 Women’s Sabre Team – Silver (Megan Au Cheok Tung, Jean Koh)


Celebrating Champions
2016 Singapore Sports Awards

Posted: 15 July 2016   

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Past and present student-athletes and one staff from Singapore Sports School strode up the stage 66 times to receive the Singapore Sports Awards on 23 June 2016 – the majority of who had won gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games on home soil in 2015.

New Hui Fen, Kimberly Lim Wei Yan and Shelby Lian Koh were the big winners at Raffles City Convention Centre after they took home the top prizes in the Team of the Year category.

Bowling alumnus Hui Fen won her second consecutive Team of the Year (Event) award after partnering Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan to win silver in the Bowling Trios Team event at the 2015 World Women’s Championships. She also won the Meritorious Awards (Individual) and Meritorious Awards (Event) prizes as a member of the Women’s Trios team at the Asian Bowling Championship and Women’s Team at the World Women’s Championship, together with fellow alumni Daphne Tan Shi Jing and Jazreel Tan Shi Hua.

Meanwhile, Kimberly and Shelby, along with the National Netball Squad, were recognised in the Team of the Year (Team Sport) category after winning the gold medal in the netball tournament at the 28th Sea Games. Like Hui Fen, this is also Kimberly’s second straight year winning the award.

Additionally, Shooting Coach and Range Executive Nigel Lim Swee Hon was presented a Meritorious Award for winning the 50m Free Pistol Men’s Team gold medal in shooting at the 28th Sea Games.

SINGAPORE SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS

Team of the Year (Event)
Bowling Trios Team (2015 World Women’s Championships)
New Hui Fen

Team of the Year (Team Sport)
Netball Team (28th Sea Games)
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Shelby Lian Koh

Meritorious Awards – Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl (Individual)
Fencing
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier
Neville Lim Woon Juin
Ryan Ong Ren An

Pencak Silat
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin

Track and Field
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Meritorious Awards – Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl (Event)
Gymnastics: Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Zeng Qiyan

Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team (ISSF Junior Cup)
Adele Tan Qian Xiu
Ho Xiu Yi
Martina Lindsay P Veloso

Meritorious Awards (Individual)
Bowling
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
New Hui Fen

Pencak Silat
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en
Nurul Suhaila Mohd Saiful

Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’en
Tao Li

Waterski and Wakeboard
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Meritorious Awards (Event)
Badminton: Girls’ Doubles (Asia Youth Championship)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying
Yeo Jiamin

Bowling: Women’s Trios (Asian Bowling Championship)
New Hui Fen

Bowling: Women’s Team (World Women’s Championship)
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua 
New Hui Fen

Bowling: Men’s Doubles (28th Sea Games)
Howard Saw Hui-Zhe
Keith Saw Hui-Xun

Bowling: Women’s Trios (28th Sea Games)
Bernice Lim Hui Ying

Fencing: Foil Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Gymnastics: Women’s Rhythmic (28th Sea Games)
Edlyn Ho Zen Yee

Pencak Silat: Artistic Male Doubles (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin

Pencak Silat: Artistic Female Team (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Nur Fazlin Juma’en
Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin
Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani

Pencak Silat: Artistic Male Team (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Hamillatu Arash Juffrie
Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin

Sailing: Female Fleet Racing Keelboat (28th Sea Games)
Daniella Ng Hui Min
Jovina Choo Bei Fen

Sailing: Mixed Nacra 17 Fleet (ISAF Sailing World Cup)
Denise Lim Kexin

Sailing: Men’s 470 (28th Sea Games)
Darren Choy Wong Loong

Sailing: Women’s Skiff 49er (28th Sea Games)
Griselda Khng

Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Martina Lindsay P Veloso

Shooting: 50m Free Pistol Men’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Swimming: Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Clement Lim Yong’En

Swimming: Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Hoong En Qi

Swimming: Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Clement Lim Yong’En

Swimming: Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’en
Tao Li

Swimming: Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Pang Sheng Jun

Swimming: Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Synchronised Swimming: Team Routine (28th Sea Games)
Crystal Yap Yu Hui
Debbie Soh Li Fei
Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui
Lee Mei Shuang
Natalie Chen Mei Qing
Stephanie Chen Mei Qi

Table Tennis: Men’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Table Tennis: Women’s Team (20th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship)
Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
Yee Herng Hwee
Zhang Wanling

Table Tennis: Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Isabelle Li Siyun


Fencing 101 
Holiday Camp Cum Learn To Fence Programme

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 July 2016  


Singapore Sports School’s Under 14 fencers had an opportunity to pit themselves against their peers in the biggest age-group competition in Singapore a week ahead of the 2016 National Schools Fencing Championships. The Fencing Academy collected 7 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes at the Singapore Minime Fencing Championships from 12 to 15 March 2016.

Secondary 2 student-athlete Matthew James Lim Quan Rong locked his name as the top foil specialist in his age-group, securing the individual and team gold medals. His third gold medal came in the Sabre Team event, while adding a silver medal in the Individual event of the same weapon.

Other multiple gold medallists include Aaliya Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan (Girls Epee Individual and Team) and Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li (Boys Sabre Individual and Team).

RESULTS
Individual
Boys Epee
1 Simon Lee Renjie
3 Ryan Tan Jun Quan

Girls Epee
1 Aaliya Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan
2 Siti Nursuhailah Selamat

Boys Foil
1 Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
3 Paolo Cheung Kele

Boys Sabre
1 Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li
2 Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
3 Jared Ng Jun Heng

Girls Sabre
2 Megan Au Cheok Tung

Team
Girls Epee
1 Aaliya Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan, Jean Koh, Natalie Kuan Rui Lin, Siti Nursuhailah Selamat

Boys Foil
1 Joel Chiu Ka Jyn, Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, Max Neo Wei Kit, Paolo Cheung Kele
3 Chan Phu Xien, Chern Ze Hou, Legolas Lee Zhao Yu, Wilger Loo Jun Kai

Boys Sabre
1 James Ng Xuan-Xin, Jared Ng Jun Heng, Matthew James Lim Quan Rong, Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li


Sports School Fencers Retain Two Titles
2016 National Schools Fencing Championships

Posted: 15 April 2016


Singapore Sports School managed to retain its Boys “C” and Girls “B” Division titles at the National Schools Fencing Championships from 21 to 28 March 2016.

Sports School’s “C” Boys foilists dominated the competition, collecting medals of all three colours. Matthew James Lim Quan Rong bettered his performance in the weapon category in 2015, clinching the gold medal this time. Joel Chiu Ka Jyn and Max Neo Wei Kit finished second and third respectively. Matthew also took home a bronze medal in the Epee event.

Yu Sihan was the top performer amongst the Sports School girls, winning a gold medal in the “B” Girls Epee and a bronze in the Foil event.

Sports School’s Boys “B” and Girls “C” Division teams finished second overall, while the Girls “A” Division team, comprising Michelle Lee Chuan Ling from the Swimming Academy and Tatiana Wong Yu Rong, won 2 silver medals to emerge 4th out of eight schools in the overall standings.

RESULTS
‘C’ Division Boys (Overall 1st)
Epee
2 Simon Lee Renjie
3 Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
3 Ryan Tan Jun Quan

Foil
1 Matthew James Lim Quan Rong
2 Joel Chiu Ka Jyn
3 Max Neo Wei Kit

Sabre
3 Jared Ng Jun Heng

‘C’ Division Girls (Overall 2nd)
Epee
1 Aaliyaa Shu Qi Omar Marcus Tan

Sabre
2 Megan Au Cheok Tung

‘B’ Division Boys (Overall 2nd)
Epee
1 Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui

Foil
3 Brian Koh Shao Yang

Sabre
2 Brian Koh Shao Yang
3 Danial Haqim Mohammed Sophian

‘B’ Division Girls (Overall Champion)
Epee
1 Yu Sihan

Foil
3 Yu Sihan

Sabre
1 Nicole Wee Sher Tynn

‘A’ Division Girls (Overall 4th)
Epee
2 Michelle Lee Chuan Ling

Foil
2 Tatiana Wong Yu Rong



Singapore Fences Into History Books
2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships

Ralf Bissdorf
Head Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 March 2016


Singapore’s youth fencers penned a chapter in the history books when they won a total of 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Nine Singapore Sports School past and present student-athletes contributed to all three historic wins at the competition.

In the tournament that ran from 20 to 29 February 2016, Secondary 4’s Amita Berthier won the Cadet Women’s Foil Individual gold medal, while IBDP’s Tatiana Wong Yu Rong took the bronze medal. This is Singapore’s first top-place finish in this U17 event at the Championships. This is also the second consecutive year that Singapore has won two individual medals in this event. In the 2015 Championships, alumnus Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan and Amita finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Sports School fencers achieved a few more milestones in the Team events. Amita and Tatiana were members of the Cadet Foil team that won Singapore’s first Team gold medal at the Championships. Secondary 4’s Nicole Wee Sher Tynn won another gold medal for Singapore in the Cadet Sabre Team event.

Student-athletes added another 1 silver and 3 bronze medals to Team Singapore’s medal count. These medals won at an Asian Championships are a big achievement for a fencer and a significant milestone in their journey to becoming a world-class athlete.

Results
Women's Cadet Foil Individual
1 Amita Berthier
3 Tatiana Wong Yu Rong

Men's Cadet Foil Team 
2 Akira Goh Yu Xiang , Darren Tan, Ryan Ong Ren-An , Yeo Jing Zhe

Women's Cadet Epee Team
3 Esther Lai, Grace Mun Si En , Kiria Tikanah, Rebecca Wong

Women's Cadet Foil Team
1 Aarya Berthier, Amita Berthier , Tatiana Wong Yu Rong , Maxine Wong

Women's Cadet Sabre Team
1 Jessica Ong, Lau Ywen, Nicole Goh, Nicole Wee Sher Tynn

Women's Junior Epee Team
3 Esther Lai, Grace Mun Si En , Kiria Tikanah, Nicole Aw

Women's Junior Foil Team
3 Aarya Berthier, Amita Berthier , Lau Ywen, Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan


Foreign Players Help To Stretch Local Potential
Visits By Overseas Teams

Posted: 15 February 2016

Singapore Sports School occasionally hosts foreign sport teams to train and spar with student-athletes. The different training methods and skills that international players bring allows our student-athletes to learn from more skilful players to improve their quality of play.

Badminton
The Japan Institute of Sports Science sent a team of U12 badminton players for a training camp in Singapore Sports School in January 2016. Ten Japanese shuttlers were handpicked by JISS to undergo the 5-day training stint.

Sports School student-athletes and coaches alike benefited from the exchange of skills, tactics and training methods. Lower Secondary student-athletes trained, sparred and underwent physical testing with the Japanese players. While training with the Japanese players was a refreshing change for our student-athletes, the higher level of training intensity saw our shuttlers pushing their boundaries at every training session. Japan’s National Junior Coach who accompanied the team introduced a new dimension into Sports School’s training to help elevate our student-athletes’ game.

Sport scientists who were part of the JISS team were able to give valuable advice and tips to Sports School coaches. Badminton coaches and sport scientists from JISS, the National Youth Sports Institute and Sports School were able to exchange ideas and training techniques to help improve our student-athletes’ quality of game.


Fencing
Singapore Sports School hosted 15 fencers from Australia and Brunei Darussalam, as they prepared for the 2016 Singapore Cadet World Cup from 23 to 26 January.

Sports School’s Fencing Academy was able to benefit from the high level of skill which the foreign fencers brought. The Australian team of 13 fencers and two coaches include top local Sabre fencers from the Men’s and Women’s teams, while the two Bruneians were part of the bronze medal-winning Boys Sabre Team at the Singapore Minime Fencing Championships in 2015. Several members of the Australian team will also be competing in the World Cadet Championships in April 2016.

Sports School’s Sabre fencers had opportunities to train and spar with the foreign fencers on four occasions, exposing them to different styles of fencing. The sparring sessions pushed Sports School student-athletes to stretch their boundaries and perform beyond their comfort zones.




Epee News!
2016 Singapore Cadet World Cup (Epee)

Giorgio Guerrini
Coach, Fencing Academy

Posted: 15 February 2016

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Grace Mun and Coach Giorgio Guerrini

Singapore Sports School’s Fencing Academy formed a team to compete in the 2016 Singapore Cadet World Cup (Epee) from 23 to 26 January 2016 and also had fencers in the Team Singapore A and B teams. It turned out to be a “epee” event as our Sports School team won the Team silver medal – ahead of Team Singapore B team.

Four of our fencers won gold medals – Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui won the Boys’ Individual gold medal and Yu Sihan won the Girls’ Individual gold medal; Jefferson and Ryan Yeo Yuan Zhen then teamed up with two other fencers and won the Boys’ Team gold medal. Grace Mun Si En, who was fencing for Team Singapore A team, also won Girls’ Team gold medal.

Sihan, Siti Nursuhailah Selamat, Natalie Kuan Rui Lin and Tan Shu Qi, who competed under the Sports School banner, won the Girls’ Team silver medal.

Veralyn Tan Chou Xin and Nicholas Yeo Xue Wen won bronze medals competing for Team Singapore B team.

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Fencers Learn Fancy Footwork In Iksan
2016 Korea National Junior Winter Training Camp

Loo Zhao Rong Luan
General Manager, Fencing Academy


Thirteen Singapore Sports School fencers participated in Korea’s National Junior Winter Training Camp in Iksan, South Korea, from 27 January to 4 February 2016. For nine days, they moved to the rhythm of Girls Generation and Super Junior as they trained alongside top Korean National Junior fencers.

Sports School fencers who are in the national team, ranked top 6 nationally or have shown potential to be in the national team were selected for the training stint with the top 8 U20 Korean fencers in each event, for boys and girls. Top local provincial teams also joined in the intensive training camp which provided more sparring opportunities with stronger opponents to help our student-athletes step up their game. Our fencers were thrilled to have the opportunity to spar with 2015 World Cadet champions Kim Dongju (Men’s Sabre) and Kim Myeongki (Men’s Epee) and 2014 World Cadet bronze medallist Jeon Eunhye (Women’s Sabre).

Training with the Koreans was an eye-opener for our student-athletes with regard to training techniques and attitude. Fencers did their attack and defence footwork and handwork drills to different music which helped them to inculcate a sense of rhythm into their fencing. Training with music also added an element of fun so our fencers did not feel as tired while practising the drills.

The discipline displayed by the Koreans was also a good learning point for our student-athletes. Little time was wasted between activities which ensured more productive training sessions. Our fencers also learnt how to be good hosts to visitors after observing how courteous the Korean team was, even during mealtimes.

This training camp served as a good preparation ground for Sports School fencers heading to the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships and World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships.


Soaring Beyond Their Wings
‘N’, ‘O’ Levels, IBDP Examination Results

Lynn Quek
Head of Year, Secondary 4 and 5, 2015

Posted: 15 January 2016

The student-athletes of 2015 who sat for national and international examinations have done well.

IBDP
Seven in 10 of Singapore Sports School’s first cohort of student-athletes who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Examinations in November 2015 has achieved 40 points and more, out of a maximum score of 45.

Among them, seven student-athletes were specially mentioned by Principal Tan Teck Hock when he released the results on 5 January 2016 afternoon – netball player Deborah Wong Weng Ee, pole vaulter Brian Ho Ren Jie, badminton players Bernard Ong Soon Yang and Clarabelle Koh Pei Lin, shooters Audrey Lim Jia Min and Nicole Tay Wei Ting, and bowler Daphne Oh Xin Yi. They were raised as role-models for having achieved commendable outcomes in both sports and studies.

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IBDP student-athletes, who were given special mention, from left:  Bernard Ong Soon Yang, Deborah Wong Weng Ee and Daphne Oh Xin Yi.

GCE ‘O’ Level
In the GCE “O” Level Examinations, every one of our 42 candidates qualify for a place in a polytechnic and 97.6 per cent are eligible for progression to a junior college or Millennia Institute. All candidates had passes in 5 subjects or more. Our student-athletes sat for a total of 17 subjects, of which 15 subjects saw pass rates higher than the national average.

The top student-athlete for 2015 is Brian Cheong Sze Kai (Fencing Academy), who scored 5 distinctions and an L1R5 of 9 points. Brian has Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, and he needs daily insulin injections to cope with an immune system that destroys cells in his pancreas. To be able to manage such physical stress and still perform well in sports and studies is admirable.

Another student-athlete worthy of special mention is Sheana Ching Min Li (Bowling Academy). She joined the Sports School with a PSLE T-score of 169 and was admitted into the Normal Academic stream. She scored 2 distinctions and an L1R5 of 18 points. She will be continuing her post-secondary education at St Andrews Junior College via Direct School Admission.

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GCE 'O' Level Examinations student-athletes who were specially mentioned by Principal,  Mr Tan Teck Hock (left), when he announced the results – Sheana Ching Min Li, Cepheaus R  Chee Jiong Nian, Brian Cheong Sze Kai, Danish Irfan Azman, Qiu Yue and Louis Tee Jun Jie.  Next to Louis are Vice-Principal, Mr Ho Beng Kiat, and Head of Year, Ms Lynn Quek.

Normal Academic
Two Secondary 4 Normal Academic student-athletes, Nicole Kon Su-Ann (Swimming Academy) and Maneshaa Singh Gharu (Netball Academy) qualified for the Polytechnic Foundation programme.

Normal Technical
Secondary 4 Normal Technical student-athlete Gerald Joseph Ting Yen Hong (Football Academy) made it to the through-train programme for ITE (Sports Class).

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"Much of what Singapore Sports School is and stands for contributed largely to the person I am today. I spent the best four years of my teenhood here, and the final two finding out more about the young woman I have grown to be. Sports School impressed upon me the indispensability of excellence and resilience – values I will continue to hold in high regard long after having taken my leave of the Sports School grounds. The formative years of my adolescence in secondary school were spent surrounded by loving and dedicated boarding staff, teachers, mentors, a wonderful coach and an inspiring principal. From them, I learnt the fine art of focusing on the journey rather than its destination. For ultimately, one’s greatest takeaway will not be a trophy or certificate but the character one has developed and honed all the long years of discipline and diligence.

"The opportunity to grow up in a familial environment where student-athletes are encouraged to develop the less tangible attribute of compassion is also a unique quality of the Sports School that I hold dear to my heart. Home to five resident cats over which the student-athletes share a sense of collective ownership and responsibility, it has been my pleasure to witness countless displays of kindness from the student-athletes toward our feline companions. During my secondary school years, the familial warmth that the Sports School so effortlessly hosted was a hotbed for self-discovery and exploration, while simultaneously allowing me to press on towards my aspirations in a safe and nurturing environment. I am immensely grateful for my experience in the Sports School, and there is nothing in the world for which I would trade it."

Deborah Wong Weng Ee (above picture), Netball Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
 
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"Singapore Sports School is special to me – because this is my second family, my second home. Everyone knows each other and everyone is always friendly towards one another, even if it's just a wave or a simple greeting. The student-athletes and staff I meet through the day never fail to put a smile on my face. Sports School is where my heart will always belong. I wouldn’t know who I am today if I went to another school. Sports School has contributed a huge amount to my character development and I'm thankful for that. The morals and values that sports taught me are priceless. Such opportunities were only possible because of the Sports School."

Daphne Oh Xin Yi (above picture), Bowling Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
President, Student’s Council

Facebook posts (below) by Minister for Community, Culture and Youth, Ms Grace Fu.
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