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Student-Athletes Get Active And Win In Bicentennial Year
2019 Pesta Sukan
Leading up to National Day, Singapore Sports School participated in four sports, fencing, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo at the 2019 Pesta Sukan, a GetActive! Singapore event that features 28 competitive sports in conjunction to Singapore’s Bicentennial year. Over the weekend of 3 to 4 August, Singapore Sports School clinched a total of 11 golds, 6 silvers and 10 bronzes.
The Swimming Academy has outdone themselves by bettering 11 Personal Best times en route to winning 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals. DSLM Year 2 student-athlete Maximillian Ang Wei contributed half of Sports School's gold medal count in the pool. Secondary 2 paddler Dale Teyu Jia Hui was among Sports School's champions who won the Table Tennis Youth Boys Singles on 3 August.
Secondary 4 student-athlete Brandon Low Sze Sheng topped the podium at the taekwondo event and took the junior male individual Poomsae gold medal, after defeating 14 other opponents. Lastly, Fencing Academy's present and past student-athletes completed the competition with 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.
On 3 August, Cheung Kemei (Secondary 2) won the first medal for Sports School in the tournament, finishing with a Women's Foil bronze, while Yu Sihan completed the day's haul with the Epee gold.
At the Men's Sabre event, IBDP Year 5 fencer Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li emerged champion after defeating fellow post-secondary student-athlete James Ng Xuan-Xin in the final. Secondary 4's Chan Phu Xien and alumnus Jared Ng Jun Heng completed the podium with joint bronze medals. At the Men's Epee event, Sports School's fencers had also clinched medals of each colour. A day later on 4 August, Secondary 4 fencer Jean Koh and alumna Lee Kar Moon wrapped up the event with two bronzes in the Women's Sabre.
1st - Jefferson Cheong Jia Hui
2nd - Yu Zonglin
3rd - Simon Lee Renjie
1st - Sean Elisha Koh Tze Li
2nd - James Ng Xuan-Xin
3rd - Chan Phu Xien and Jared Ng Jun Heng
1st - Yu Sihan
3rd - Jean Koh
3rd - Lee Kar Moon
3rd - Cheung Kemei