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OVERVIEW

Shooting.png Singapore Sports School Shooting Academy trains in a world-class 10m shooting range on the school’s premises. The 30-bay range, built to host the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010, is fully equipped with an electronic target scoring system. This state-of-the-art shooting facility paved the way for the setting up of the Shooting Academy in 2012.

As shooting is not available as a Co-Curricular Activity in primary schools, the Shooting Academy conducts the Learn-To-Shoot programme annually to identify individuals that may have potential in the sport. Within three years of setting up the Academy, the Sports School produced its first world champion in the 10m Air Rifle event. Martina Lindsay P Veloso, then 14, beat the Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Kateřina Emmons to clinch the 2014 ISSF World Cup title.

Several student-athletes from the Shooting Academy have also achieved success in international competitions such as the World Junior and Southeast Asian Championships. This is testament of the success of the Learn-To-Shoot programme in identifying student-athletes with potential. The Academy also adopts a Long-Term Athlete Development approach in coaching, integrating sport science services and world-class coaching to deliver a premier youth shooting programme.

ACHIEVEMENTS


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Shooting Academy continues to produce national representatives for the Singapore Shooting Association. Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy develops shooters who successfully progress from the national youth to senior teams.

2016 Year of Induction Adele Tan Qian Xiu, Cathering Shi, Ho Xiu Yi, Ryan Dayne Phang

2015 Year of Induction Mohamad Irwan Bin Abdul Rahman, Wong Ting Wei 

2013 Year of Induction   Fion Pan Cai Feng,  Martina Lindsay P Veloso, Yang Shuet Hwei 

2010 Year of Induction Cheng Jian Huan

2006 Year of Induction Aqilah Sudhir

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Cheng Jian Huan (Bronze Medals – Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Team), Women's 50m 3 Positions (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team))

2015 – 2nd ISSF Junior Cup (Suhl, Germany): Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Ho Xiu Yi (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team)), Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Team); Bronze Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle (Individual))

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Cheng Jian Huan, Martina Lindsay P Veloso 

2014 – 27th ISSF World Cup (Munich, Germany): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Gold Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)  

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Silver Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Cheng Jian Huan

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Bronze Medal – Women's 10m Air Rifle)

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Aqilah Sudhir

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Aqilah Sudhir, Cheng Jian Huan

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Aqilah Sudhir (Gold Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Pair); Bronze Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Individual)), Cheng Jian Huan (Silver Medal – 10m Air Rifle (Pair))

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Aqilah Sudhir (Silver Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Team); Bronze Medal – Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (Individual))

News

Martina Adds Another Accolade
SSA Internal Selection Trials
 
Koh Aik Beng
Head, Cluster 4
Senior General Manager, Shooting Academy

Posted: 13 April 2017

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A World Cup title, and silver medals at the Junior World Cup and the Youth Olympic Games are just some of the accolades Martina Lindsay P Veloso has achieved in her fledgling career.

The Sports School alumna can now add the title of national women’s 10m air rifle record holder to her sporting achievements after she shot 421.0 at the internal selection trials by Singapore Shooting Association at SAFRA Yishun.

The 17-year-old’s score was enough to beat current post-secondary student-athlete Ho Xiu Yi’s record of 420.3 which was set last year.

The selection trials were the first phase of air rifle selection for the upcoming Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

Next up in Martina’s calendar are the South-east Asia Shooting Championships, the ISSF World Cup and the ISSF Junior World Championships.


Air Rifle Shooters Make Mark At University Invitationals
2017 NUS Invitational Shoot, 2017 NTU Invitational Shoot

Posted: 15 March 2017


Singapore Sports School student-athletes bagged 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals at the 2017 National University of Singapore Invitational Shoot from 18 to 21 February 2017.

The Shooting Academy showed dominance in the 10m Air Rifle, winning three of four of the Individual medals in the Open and School categories. It was a 1-2 finish in the Men’s Open division: Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, a post-secondary Year 1 student-athlete in the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme), taking the top position on the podium and Secondary 4’s Muhammad Izzat Junaidie in second. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Year 1 student-athlete Ho Xiu Yi triumphed in the Women’s Open division, while IBDP Year 2 student-athlete took the bronze medal. The third Individual gold medal came from Secondary 2’s Muhammad Fathir Ahmad in the School category.

Fathir collected his second medal – a silver – in the Men’s School 10m Air Rifle Team event with teammates Marcus Ngeh Wei Ming and Zachary Aidan Tan. The trio of Callie Siah Yong Xin, Mok Rui Ping and Nicole Tan Yong Bing won the Team gold in the Women’s School category.

Pistol coach Nigel Lim Swee Hon also enjoyed victory in the Men’s Open 10m Air Pistol Individual event.

The Shooting Academy’s success in the Air Rifle events earned Sports School the Overall Rifle Winner in the School Category.

Less than two weeks later, Sports School’s rifle shooters displayed their prowess yet again at the NTU Invitational Shoot from 1 to 5 March. They swept all medals in the Men’s and Women’s Open 10m Air Rifle categories, and also bagged gold medals in the Men’s and Women’s “C” Category of the same weapon. Altogether, they took home 5 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals at the NTU meet.

Results
NUS Invitational Shoot
Overall Rifle Winner for School Category

Men’s Open 10m Air Pistol
1st Nigel Lim Swee Hon

Men’s Open 10m Air Rifle
1st Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman
2nd Muhammad Izzat Junaidie

Women’s Open 10m Air Rifle
1st Ho Xiu Yi
3rd Adele Tan Qian Xiu

Men’s School 10m Air Rifle
1st Muhammad Fathir Ahmad

Men’s School 10m Air Rifle Team
2nd Marcus Ngeh Wei Ming, Muhammad Fathir Ahmad, Zachary Aidan Tan

Women’s School 10m Air Rifle Team
1st Callie Siah Yong Xin, Mok Rui Ping, Nicole Tan Yong Bing

NTU Invitational Shoot
Men’s Open 10m Air Rifle
1st Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman
2nd Muhammad Izzat Junaidie
3rd Ryan Dayne Phang

Women’s Open 10m Air Rifle
1st Adele Tan Qian Xiu
2nd Fernel Tan Qian Ni
3rd Martina Lindsay P Veloso (Alumnus)

Women’s ‘B’ Category 10m Air Rifle
2nd Nicole Tan Yong Bing

Men’s ‘C’ Category 10m Air Rifle
1st Muhammad Fathir Ahmad
3rd Zachary Aidan Tan

Women’s ‘C’ Category 10m Air Rifle
1st Callie Siah Yong Xin

Women’s ‘C’ Category 10m Air Pistol
1st Chin Khar Ann


Marksmen Of Meyton
2017 Meyton Cup Tirol

Nigel Lim
Coach/Range Executive, Shooting Academy

Posted: 15 February 2017


It is apparent Ho Xiu Yi has grown in the past two years. From the shooter who struggled to complete her shots in a competition, Xiu Yi has since blossomed to be a national record holder.

The 16-year-old is more aggressive in her shooting and also reduced the time required per shot. These are achievements she credits her coach, Song Haiping, for.

“Coach Song always gives me tips to improve my technique, drilling into me the importance of being a bold shooter and to trust the work we do in the shooting range,” Xiu Yi said. 

Those changes in her training routine have started to bear fruit, as proven by her 1 gold and 1 silver medal at the 10m Air Rifle Women's Junior events in the 2017 Meyton Cup Tirol from 18 to 24 January.

What was even more impressive was the small variance in her qualifying scores of 419.2 and 419.5, a whisker away from her national record of 420.3.

“This is one of my best shoots, and I am pleased with the results particularly since this was my first tournament shooting at such a high pace and our work in training is starting to pay off.

“My coaches at Sports School have always emphasised the importance of treating each training session like a competition. It is only by adopting such a mindset that we will be used to the pressure and stress levels associated with competitions,” she said.

In fact, the hard work put in by the Shooting Academy coaches was further seen when Xiu Yi’s teammate Adele Tan Qian Xiu mirrored Xiu Yi’s medal haul in the same event to give Sports School a 1-2 finish on both days of competition.

Our student-athletes can be proud of their medal haul of 4 golds, 4 silvers and 1 bronze from the competition, especially when considering the standard of their opponents such as home favourite and Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games competitor Rebecca Kock.

Overall, this competition was a good experience for our student-athletes as they develop and prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games selection and their other competitions.  

RESULTS
10m Air Pistol Men's Junior
Meyton Cup 1
2nd – Ross Lee Yu Bin

Meyton Cup 2
2nd – Ross Lee Yu Bin

10m Air Pistol Women's Junior
Meyton Cup 1
1st – Hew Yun Ting

Meyton Cup 2
1st – Hew Yun Ting

10m Air Rifle Men's Junior
Meyton Cup 2
3rd – Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman

10m Air Rifle Women's Junior
Meyton Cup 1
1st – Ho Xiu Yi
2nd – Adele Tan Qian Xiu

Meyton Cup 2
1st – Adele Tan Qian Xiu
2nd – Ho Xiu Yi


Sports School Gives Back
Values in Action (Local)

Posted: 15 December 2016


As a Singapore Sports School student-athlete, high intensity physical activity is part of their daily routine. In pursuit of their sport dream, our student-athletes undergo training at least 10 times a week. 

On 19 November 2016, three of Sports School’s academies were reminded that there are others who are unable to enjoy the heart-pumping excitement that they sometimes take for granted. As part of their Values in Action initiative, the Badminton and Table Tennis Academies organised a Healthy Lifestyle Day for 20 children from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s asthma club – B.E.A.R.S (Breathe Easy And Restful Sleep). The children, ranging 5 to 15 years old, were introduced to the fundamentals of each sport and had an opportunity to try their hand at them. The hope is that the introduction to various forms of fun activities will be a catalyst for the children to engage in light activity daily due to the health benefits of exercise.

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy continued their partnership with Moral Home of the Aged Sick, bringing an afternoon of joy and fun to the elderly residents. Student-athletes and staff serenaded their audience with their voices and a guitar accompaniment, and put their skills in chess and checkers to the test by interacting with the elderly. The evening concluded with our student-athletes wheeling some of the residents to Bedok Road Food Centre for dinner.

Two days later, Sports School’s bowlers joined in the spirit of giving when they visited MINDS Woodlands Gardens School and SUNDAC Bedok South. Bowling Academy student-athletes and staff distributed lunch packs and goodie bags to approximately 350 beneficiaries at their annual Values in Action project. In addition to interacting with the beneficiaries, our bowlers had the opportunity teach and participate in a dance with those from MINDS Woodlands.


Shooting On Target
40th South East Asia Shooting Championships

Koh Aik Beng
Senior General Manager, Shooting Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016


Fourteen Singapore Sports School shooters took part in the four junior events of the 40th South East Asia Shooting Championships in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 1 to 12 November 2016.

We are delighted with the results that they achieved.

In the 10m Air Rifle Women Junior event, Adele Tan Qian Xiu won the individual gold medal. She and teammate, Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin, contributed to a Team bronze medal.

Emmanuel Chan En Yue and Ong Yong Qing shot their way to a Team gold in the Air Rifle Men Junior event. Emmanuel also won a bronze medal for himself.

The pistol girls, Hew Yun Ting and Stacy Ho Ting Ting contributed to a Team silver, and Terrence Ng Shu Hao wrapped up with a Team bronze in the pistol men junior event.


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)


Syafiqa Unfazed By Pressure
ISSF Junior World Cup

Koh Aik Beng
General Manager, Shooting Academy

Posted: 14 October 2016


Most 14-year-olds will feel nervous shooting alongside a World Cup winner and the current national record-holder but Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin was not about to let that happen. Instead, the Secondary 2 student-athlete chose to rise to the challenge.

She more than held her own as she teamed up with post-secondary student-athlete Ho Xiu Yi and alumna Martina Lindsay Veloso to clinch the silver medal – behind Russia and ahead of India – in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup.

“I knew the calibre of my teammates, and that made me more determined to shoot well and not let them down. In fact, Martina and Xiu Yi were very encouraging, and kept reminding me to relax and do my best,” she said.

Not only did Syafiqa shoot a score of 414.1 to record the 5th best qualifying mark among the finalists in Azerbaijan, she was also the youngest shooter to make the finals of the U21 competition; Russia’s Daria Boldinova was the second youngest competitor, at 16 years old.

“As much as I am overjoyed with my silver medal, I am more thankful for the support of my teammates especially since it was my first major overseas competition,” Syafiqa said.

Singapore finished 10th in the medal standings after Martina added a bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Women’s Individual event, and student-athletes Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman and Muhammad Izzat Junaidie, with Sng Jian Hui, clinched the silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle Men’s Team event; India was first and Japan finished third.

This gave Singapore a final tally of 2 silvers and 1 bronze after the competition from 16 to 23 September 2016. 
 
RESULTS
10m Air Rifle Men Team
2 Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Izzat Junaidie

10m Air Rifle Women Individual
3 Martina Lindsay Veloso

10m Air Rifle Women Team
2 Ho Xiu Yi, Martina Lindsay Veloso, Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin


Xiu Yi Wins 2 Golds In Incheon
East Asia Youth Air Gun Competition

Lim Chea Rong
Senior Coach, Shooting Academy

Posted: 15 September 2016


Ho Xiu Yi may have missed qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by a hair's breadth, but the 16-year-old is not letting disappointment get the better of her.

The Secondary 4 student-athlete reminded everyone of her potential to represent Singapore at Tokyo 2020 when she won two gold medals at the East Asia Youth Air Gun Competition in Incheon, South Korea, from 23 to 26 August 2016.

“At this pace, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is definitely a realistic target. I will be four years older and more experienced,” said Xiu Yi.

Xiu Yi triumphed in the 10m Air Rifle Women's Individual event and teamed up with post-secondary student-athlete Adele Tan Qian Xiu and Sports School alumna Catherine Shi to win the 10m Air Rifle Women Team gold.

“While I am extremely happy to win, I am even more pleased to be able to share this victory with my teammates and celebrate together,” said Xiu Yi.

Adele also won a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle Women's Individual event to give Sports School a 1-2 finish.

From the Korean folk song, “Arirang”, is this line: “Just as there are many stars in the clear sky, there are also many dreams in our heart.” Indeed, Sports School has many reasons to sing, “Arirang”, as our past and present student-athletes glittered with 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze from the competition in Incheon, and continue to follow their dreams.

RESULTS
10m Air Pistol Women Team
2 Fion Pan Cai Feng

10m Air Rifle Men Team
3 Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Izzat Junaidie, Ryan Dayne Phang

10m Air Rifle Women Individual 
1 Ho Xiu Yi
2 Adele Tan Qian Xiu

10m Air Rifle Women Team
1 Adele Tan Qian Xiu, Catherine Shi, Ho Xiu Yi


Sports School Shooters Reign Supreme
2016 National School Games “C” Division

Koh Aik Beng
Senior General Manager, Shooting Academy

Posted: 16 August 2016   


Singapore Sports School female Shooters reigned supreme after they swept the individual and team titles on offer in the National School Games Girls “C” Division for the second consecutive year.

In fact, such is their dominance in the Girls “C” Division that they have won every team title in the 10m Air Pistol and 10m Air Rifle categories since 2013.

This year, the 10m Air Rifle Girls Team went one step further as the quartet of Callie Siah Yong Xin, Cecilia Ng (Huang Si Si), Fernel Tan Qian Ni and Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin set a new “C” Division Girls Team record of 1,232.5 points at Safra Yishun.

Syafiqa, who rewrote the individual record during qualifying, was all smiles after the event.

“I am overjoyed with the team, and even more grateful that the hard work of my team mates has paid off,” Syafiqa said.

Teammate Cecilia, who also won the Individual 10m Air Rifle crown, gave credit to her coach, Ms Lim Chea Rong.
“Coach Chea Rong kept telling us to focus on sighting our guns, and to treat the finals like a training exercise which helped us calm down,” she said. 

The three day competition from 26 to 29 July also saw Emmanuel Chan En Yue and Hew Yun Ting secure the Individual 10m Air Rifle Boys and Individual 10m Air Pistol Girls titles respectively. 

RESULTS
‘C’ Divison Boys
10m Air Pistol Individual Event
1 Ross Lee Yu Bin

10m Air Pistol Team Event
2 Gaddiel Lim Kang Seng, Mohammad Irfan Mohammad Nazri , Ross Lee Yu Bin, Muhammad Shaquille Erdian Mohd Erfan

10m Air Rifle Individual Event
1 Emmanuel Chan En Yue

10m Air Rifle Team Event
 2 Emmanuel Chan En Yue, Marat Lleyton Veloso, Muhammad Fathir Ahmad, Zachary Aidan Tan

‘C’ Division Girls
10m Air Pistol Individual Event
1 Hew Yun Ting

10m Air Pistol Team Event
1 Clarice Ng, Emily Kek Jia Yi, Hew Yun Ting, Rachel Chua Xin Ying

10m Air Rifle Individual Event
1 Cecilia Ng (Huang Si Si)
2 Fernel Tan Qian Ni
3 Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin

10m Air Rifle Team Event
1 Callie Siah Yong Xin, Cecilia Ng, Fernel Tan Qian Ni, Nurul Syafiqa Binte Nassaruddin


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


Xiu Yi Owns National Mark

Singapore Youth Olympic Festival

Gail Chia
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 July 2016 

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Ho Xiu Yi created a stir at SAFRA Yishun Indoor Air Weapons Range on 26 June 2016 when she shot 420.3 points to claim the Women’s 10m Air Rifle National Record. 

The Secondary 4 student-athlete was taking part in the 2016 Singapore Youth Olympic Festival when she achieved this feat, which also helped her to comfortably win the Youth 17 gold medal. 

In February 2016, Xiu Yi missed qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by a mere 0.4 points when she shot 417.6 points in the Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition. She came back stronger, recording a Personal Best of 419.0 points at the 2016 Nanyang Technological University Invitational Shoot in March. Three months later, Xiu Yi set a new PB – and rewrote the National Record of 419.8 points set by Olympian Jasmine Ser in February 2016.

“Shooting a new Personal Best is a good indication that I’m moving in the right direction in my sport development. Breaking the National Record is a bonus and motivation for me to continue towards representing Singapore at the Olympic Games one day,” said Xiu Yi.

Despite several good performances recently, Xiu Yi is not resting on her laurels.

“My short-term goal is to be able to perform not only at local competitions, but at international meets as well. To get there, I have plans to work on my pre- and mid-competition routines, to achieve consistency in my mental state at competitions so as to perform my best. I was going through a rough patch in my sport a few weeks prior to the SYOF. However, that made me stronger. Through the low point in my sport, I learnt how to cope with bad shots and to persevere during tough times.

“These small successes which I have achieved in the recent months doesn’t give me an excuse to train less than before. There will come a point in the future when the same effort I’m putting in now will not be enough for further improvement. I may have to wait to see the fruits of my labour, but I look forward to the day when the hard work I put in now comes to fruition.”

Altogether, Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy bagged 7 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals at the SYOF. In the 12 events that were offered at the competition, Sports School’s shooters enjoyed clean sweeps in the 10m Air Rifle Youth 15 Men’s and Women’s events.

RESULTS
Air Rifle
10m Air Rifle Men Youth 13
1 Muhammad Fathir Ahmad
3 Marat Lleyton Veloso

10m Air Rifle Women Youth 13
2 Callie Siah Yong Xin

10m Air Rifle Men Youth 15
1 Muhammad Izzat Junaidie
2 Emmanuel Chan En Yue
3 Ryan Dayne Phang

10m Air Rifle Women Youth 15
1 Fernel Tan Qian Ni
2 Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin
3 Cecilia Ng

10m Air Rifle Men Youth 17
1 Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman

10m Air Rifle Women Youth 17
1 Ho Xiu Yi

Air Pistol
10m Air Pistol Men Youth 13
2 Mohammad Irfan Mohammad Nazri

10m Air Pistol Women Youth 13
1 Clarice Ng

10m Air Pistol Men Youth 15
3 Ross Lee Yu Bin

10m Air Pistol Women Youth 15
1 Yeo Gin Yee
3 Hew Yun Ting

10m Air Pistol Men Youth 17
2 Terrence Ng Shu Hao
3 Brian Lim Wei Lun

10m Air Pistol Women Youth 17
2 Aqyla Mohammad Affendy
3 Sheryl Lieo Wei Xuan


4 Receive Prestigious HPU18 Award
Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 June 2016


Four student-athletes from Singapore Sports School received the prestigious High Performance U18 category award of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship at ITE College East on 20 May 2016. They are Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Ho Xiu Yi. 

This is the third year in a row that Debbie and Ethan have received the HPU18 Award, as well as Amita’s second consecutive award. This is also Xiu Yi’s third award from the Foundation, and first in the HPU18 category, having won the Secondary School category award in 2015 and 2014.

Altogether, 36 student-athletes from the Sports School received scholarships, of which 16 are first-time recipients. Gymnasts Lincoln Forest Liqht Man and Kaeson Lim Junyi, and bowler Nu’man Syahmi Yusri received their fourth award in the Secondary School category since 2013.

Fencer Amita first came to prominence after winning the 2013 H2020 East Interzone Foil Minime (Girls U15) and the 2013 Challenge Wratislavia (Girls U13). Her biggest accolade so far has been her two gold medals at the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships at Manama, Bahrain, where she triumphed in the Women's Cadet Foil Individual and Team events.

Shooter Xiu Yi’s achievements include a second-place finish in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team event at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup, as well as a silver in the Women’s Junior 10m Air Rifle Individual event at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships.

Ethan, meanwhile, has participated in the 2015 South East Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships where he won 2 silvers in the Junior Boys Doubles and Junior Boys Team events. He also won a silver at the 2014 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships Men’s Team event as well as a bronze in the Doubles event.

Debbie too has built a strong resume thanks to her 3 gold medals at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and participation at the 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships.

AWARD RECIPIENTS 
High Performance U18
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing), 2nd award
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Synchronised Swimming), 3rd award
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Table Tennis), 3rd award
Ho Xiu Yi (Shooting), 3rd award – twice in Secondary School category 

Tertiary
Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting), 3rd award
Gladys Wong Yan Lin (Wushu), 1st award
Louis Tee Jun Jie (Golf), 1st award
Merilyn Cheong Jia Ping (Netball), 2nd award
Ong Yong Qing (Shooting), 1st award

Secondary School
Addeen Idzni Imran (Track and Field), 2nd award
Amirah Sahrin (Pencak Silat), 1st award
Ang Jia Yu (Netball), 1st award
Avryl Tan Ying (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Brant Tan Jun Rong (Football), 1st award
Brian Koh Shao Yang (Fencing), 2nd award
Fernel Tan Qian Ni (Shooting), 1st award
Gabriel Lim Kea Seng (Shooting), 3rd award
Gaddiel Lim Kang Seng (Shooting), 1st award
Hew Yun Ting (Shooting), 1st award
Kaeson Lim Junyi (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lee Kar Moon (Fencing), 2nd award
Lincoln Forest Liqht Man (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhamad Nurshahilman Noradee (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhammad Izzat Junaidie (Shooting), 1st award
Niq Harraz Hamizun Shah (Football), 1st award
Nizar Syafiq Ismadi (Football), 2nd award
Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid (Track and Field), 3rd award
Nu’man Syahmi Yusri (Bowling), 4th award
Nur Syarin Zahari (Track and Field), 1st award
Ryan Dayne Phang (Shooting) 1st award
Sharifah Syafira Putri Syed Osman (Shooting), 1st award
Tan Sin Yu (Badminton), 3rd award
Terrence Ng Shu Hao (Shooting), 2nd award
Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), 2nd award


Sports School Dominates 10m Air Rifle Events
2016 National Schools Shooting Championships

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 13 May 2016

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Air rifle shooters from Singapore Sports School were all smiles after they won five of the six air rifle events they participated at the National School Games Shooting Championship from 15 to 22 April 2016.

In addition to the “A” Division 10m Air Rifle Girls Individual title, Sports School clinched the 10m Air Rifle “B” Division crowns for Girls Individual, Girls Team, Boys Individual and Boys Team events at Safra Yishun.

“I am very proud that we managed to win the title again and continue the legacy as it proves that our hard work has really paid off,” said Ho Xiu Yi, “B” Division Girls Captain.

Indeed, Sports School has been especially dominant in the Girls “B” Division, sweeping every team and individual air rifle title since 2014.

This dominance has now continued into the “A” Division, with Adele Tan Qian Xiu winning Sports School’s first “A” Division 10m Air Rifle Girls Individual crown. In fact, her qualifying score of 416.5 is also a new “A” Division National Schools record. 

“Coach Lim Chea Rong said she never doubted my ability, and this gave me the confidence and aggression to want to win the title. Yet despite this win, I must remain grounded and continue working hard,” said Adele.

Sports School also set four new records in the “B” Division for 10m Air Rifle Girls Individual, 10m Air Rifle Boys Individual, 10m Air Rifle Girls Team and 10m Air Rifle Boys Team.

RESULTS
‘A’ Division
10m Air Rifle Girls Individual
1 Adele Tan Qian Xiu

10m Air Rifle Boys Individual
3 Ong Yong Qing

‘B’ Division
10m Air Rifle Girls Individual
1 Lenice Tan Yue Tong
3 Ho Xiu Yi

10m Air Rifle Boys Individual
1 Muhammad Izzat Junaidie
2 Ryan Dayne Phang

10m Air Pistol Boys Team
3  Gabriel Lim Kea Seng, Nicholas Chong Kai Jie,   Terrence Ng Shu Hao, Zuriel Toh Cheng Gueh

10m Air Pistol Girls Team
3  Leong Qian Ning,  Natalie Julia Chua , Stacy Ho Ting Ting   Yeo Gin Yee

10m Air Rifle Boys Team
1  Jesse Chow Sai Kit,  Muhammad Izzat Junaidie, Ryan Dayne Phang,   Zack Lim Yu Heng

10m Air Rifle Girls Team
1 Ho Xiu Yi, Lenice Tan Yue Tong, Ng Jing Rui, Rhoda Belle Ng


Sports School Shooters Strike Gold In Taiwan
2016 Taiwan Youth Cup

Posted: 15 April 2016

Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy stirred up a storm at the 2016 Taiwan Youth Cup by sweeping all 8 gold medals on offer.

The Taiwan Youth Cup is one of four local ranking competitions from which top Taiwanese shooters are inducted into the national team. The Sports School team remained unfazed by the level of competition to clinch multiple podium finishes in three of four individual events, achieving clean sweeps in the Men’s and Women’s 10m Air Rifle. 

Four student-athletes – Ho Xiu Yi, Natalie Julia Chua, Ryan Dayne Phang and Terrence Ng Shu Hao – won 2 gold medals apiece, in the Individual and Team events. Thirty-three Sports School shooters participated in the competition in Taitung from 13 to 20 March 2016.

RESULTS
10m Air Rifle
Individual
Men
1 Ryan Dayne Phang
2 Ong Yong Qing
3 Muhammad Izzat Junaidie

Women
1 Ho Xiu Yi
2 Adele Tan Qian Xiu
3 Lenice Tan Yue Tong

Team
Men
1 Muhammad Izzat Junaidie, Ong Yong Qing, Ryan Dayne Phang

Women
1 Adele Tan Qian Xiu, Ho Xiu Yi, Nurul Syafiqa Nassaruddin

10m Air Pistol
Individual
Men
1 Terrence Ng Shu Hao
3 Ross Lee Yu Bin

Women
1 Natalie Julia Chua

Team
Men
1 Nicholas Chong Kai Jie, Ross Lee Yu Bin, Terrence Ng Shu Hao

Women
1 Hew Yun Ting, Natalie Julia Chua, Yeo Gin Yee


Tan Chuan-Jin: ‘Sports Build Resilience’
2016 Awards Night

Posted: 15 February 2016

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Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year 2015 Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam receiving the award from Principal Tan Teck Hock (left) and Guest-of-Honour Tan Chuan-Jin.

Twenty-four past and present student-athletes were inducted into the Roll of Honour (Sports) and 43 received the Outstanding Sports Achievement Award during Singapore Sports School’s 12th Awards Night on 28 January 2016.

To be inducted into the Roll of Honour (Sports), a student-athlete has to win a Southeast Asian Games gold medal or a medal at the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championship or World Cup, or have competed at the Olympic Games. There were 17 first-time Sea Games gold medallists and seven medallists at a world championship or world cup event in 2015, including two world champions – pencak silat exponent Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin and sailor Denise Lim Ke Xin.

Three student-athletes were inducted into the Roll of Honour (Academics) – fencer Brian Cheong Sze Kai for scoring five distinctions at the 2015 GCE “O” Level Examinations, and netballer Deborah Wong Weng Ee and pole vaulter Brian Ho Ren Jie, both of whom scored 43 points out of a maximum 45 at the November 2015 sitting of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Year 6 examinations.

There were 22 staff who received the 5-years’ Long Service Award and eight recognised for their 10 years of service.

Principal, Mr Tan Teck Hock, gave a comprehensive report of the Sports School’s achievements and key activities, which included shooter Martina Lindsay P Veloso being named Sportsgirl of the Year, top academic achievements by alumni in the various polytechnics and Nanyang Technological University, and table tennis player Isabelle Li Siyun receiving the PSC Scholarship.

Other noteworthy activities that Mr Tan mentioned in his report were Project Champions Way, the Sports School’s private fund-raiser that garnered more than $120,000 for Club Rainbow (Singapore) and the Singapore Disability Sports Council, and the conversion and renovation of rooms into sport-focused facilities such as The Scrum, a rugby-themed room used primarily for Supervised Self-Study Time; Starting Block, an athletics-themed sports library; and The Arena, the dining hall for Sport Champions.

Singapore National Olympic Council President, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also Minister for Social and Family Development, was the guest-of-honour. In his speech, Mr Tan said for a country that has not gone to war in recent years, training for high performance sport is one way of building resilience.

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Brian Cheong Sze Kai, top performer in the GCE 'O' Level Examinations

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Brian Ho Ren Jie (top) and Deborah Wong Weng Ee, top performers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Examinations

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Minister Tan Chuan-Jin with Singapore Sports School bowling alumni (top) and Isabelle Li Siyun

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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Learn-To-Shoot Programme

Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy delivers a comprehensive Learn-To-Shoot Programme with the intention of introducing primary school pupils from partner schools to the sport each year with the aim of inviting them to join the Academy in Secondary 1 for further development.

Participants are introduced to simple and modified shooting techniques suitable for young children who are new to the sport through a systemised curriculum.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

ISSF World Cup and Junior World Cup

The ISSF World Cup and Junior World Cup are elite open and youth competitions, respectively. Singapore representatives are selected by Singapore Shooting Association; however, Sports School’s shooters have been regular competitors in both international competitions.

Shooter Martina Lindsay P Veloso from the Academy’s first batch of shooters is an ISSF World Cup gold medallist. She also won the ISSF Junior World Cup Team silver medallist together with Sports School teammates Adele Tan Qian Xiu and Ho Xiu Yi.

Asia Shooting Championship

Singapore Sports School's shooters have frequently made the selection by Singapore Shooting Association to represent the country at this Championship. This opportunity exposees them to elite-level competition with the best shooters in Asia.

South East Asia Shooting Championship

This annual competition sees regular participation by Singapore Sports School’s shooters through selection by Singapore Shooting Association. Our shooters have the opportunities to pit their skills with the best in the region and have continued to fly the Singapore flag high each year.

Taiwan National Competitions

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy have additional opportunity to compete in Taiwan national competitions. Sports School’s shooters pit themselves against stronger rivals in the Taiwanese national meets, a series that takes place throughout the year.

Children of Asia International Sports Games

This multi-sport event is held once every four years. In 2016, the Shooting Academy was invited to participate in the 10m air weapon events. Sports School’s team of four shooters were able to experience high level competition against the top Asian shooters in the age-group.

Local Competitions

Singapore Sports School’s Shooting Academy strives to create an optimal environment and sufficient opportunities for the sport development of our student-athletes. Competition facilitates the development and improvement of an athlete’s performance. Therefore, the Academy is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible and exposing our shooters to different types of competition in the pursuit of excellence.

Some of the local shoots our student-athletes regularly participate in are:
  • Singapore Cups
  • Singapore Shooting Championship
  • NUS Invitational Shoot
  • NTU Invitational Shoot

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Pistol and Rifle Training Camp (Europe)

Besides regular overseas competitions, we also send our shooters to overseas training camps in Europe. The Academy has been to centres in Germany and Montenegro with experts who provide gun maintenance services. Student-athletes have their guns serviced and fine-tuned, and pellets matched to their guns to increase the accuracy of each shot. Postural analysis and eye testing are also conducted. Sports School’s shooters have also had opportunities to train alongside Olympic and world-class shooters.

STAFF

Head, Cluster 4 /
General Manager
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Senior Coach
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Coach and Range Executive
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Coach
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Coach