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Artistic Swimming, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Pencak Silat, Sport Climbing, Taekwondo, Wushu

Artistic Swimming: Panasonic Pan Asia Artistic Swimming Championships

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Artistic swimmer Janelle Yeo Run En, who is in Secondary 4, showed her grace in the waters at the Panasonic Pan Asia Artistic Swimming Championship held in Hong Kong. She won a silver medal in the Free Solo Age Group (15-19 years) category.

Cycling: Helaz BMX National Series 3

Secondary 4 cyclist Mikha Zuhayr Norman beat a field of Malaysian competitors in the 16-year-old category to emerge as champion at the Helaz BMX National Series 3 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26 August 2023.

Golf: Kartini Cup (Southeast Asian Amateur Golf Team Championship)

Photo Credit: Singapore Golf Association

Chen Xingtong finished 2nd place on the individual leaderboard of the 8th Kartini Cup at the Southeast Asian Amateur Golf Team Championship held from 21 to 24 August 2023 in Malaysia. She finished three-over-par 74 to close her campaign five shots behind Thailand’s Achiraya Sriwong.

Xingtong, her junior in Secondary 2 Passion Hsu Le Ting, and another team member clinched 3rd place for the team event with their 597 total.

Singapore will host the next edition of the Southeast Asian Amateur Golf Team Championship for the first time in 2024.

Gymnastics: Gracia Cup 2023

Our rhythmic gymnasts headed to Budapest, Hungary, for the Gracia Cup 2023 from 16 to 21 August 2023. They were among the 16-member Singapore team with an uphill task of competing against stiff competition from countries such as Italy, South Korea, Czech Republic, and Italy. Despite the tough competition, Secondary 3 gymnast Faith Hong Haye and Secondary 1 gymnast Tina Liew Xin Yu returned to Singapore with 3rd place medals. They put up an outstanding performance and gained valuable experience from the competition.

Pencak Silat - WoMAU International Martial Arts Competition

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Pencak silat exponents Muhammad Naufal Abdullah and Rifqah Mursyidah Mistam were crowned overall champions in the Under-18 category at the WoMAU International Martial Arts Competition in Seoul, Korea, from 14 to 22 August 2023. Abdul Raaif Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Ridzqi Mohammad Fadzil, and Mirza Sahrin put up a tough fight and became runners-up in their categories.


Under-18 Female
1st - Rifqah Mursyidah Mistam

Under-18 Male
1st - Muhammad Naufal Abdullah

Under-16 Male
2nd - Abdul Raaif Abdul Rashid
3rd - Mirza Sahrin

Under-15 Male
2nd - Mohammad Ridzqi Mohammad Fadzil

Sport Climbing: Klip 2023

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Natalie Goh Sihui soared during Klip 2023 – a local sport climbing competition held from 12 to 13 August 2023 at Civil Service Club. She showed her strength and agility in the Open Woman – Lead Competition, where she finished in 3rd place.

Taekwondo: CK Classic International Open Taekwondo Championships and MBW International Championships


Following her silver-medal win at Pesta Sukan 2023, taekwondo exponent Gwen Koh En Qi headed to two back-to-back competitions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she proved to be an unshakeable force. During the CK Classic International Open Taekwondo Championships on 18 August 2023, she came in 3rd out of 24 competitors in Female Cadet Poomsae. She brought her performance a notch higher when she headed to the MBW International Championships from 19 to 20 August, where she bagged 2 gold medals in Female Cadet Poomsae and Female Cadet Elite Poomsae.

Wushu: 11th Asian Junior Wushu Championships

Text by Serena Wong, General Manager, Individual Programme

Kassandra Ong Xue Ling from the Diploma in Business Studies course and Nessya Koh Li Yun from Secondary 2 flew the Singapore flag proudly at the 11th Asian Junior Wushu Championships, contributing 5 medals to Team Singapore’s total tally of 18 medals (6 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze). The championship was held in Macau, China, from 17 to 20 August 2023.

Kassandra led the way by clinching a silver medal for the Girls’ ‘A’ Daoshu event and collected a gold medal in her Gunshu event later that afternoon. On the same afternoon, Nessya also added to Singapore’s tally with a bronze medal in her Girls’ ‘B’ Daoshu event and continued her fine form with a silver medal in her Gunshu event. Kassandra rounded off Singapore’s medal tally with a bronze medal in the group event.

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