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Hwa Chong Athletes’ Glorious Triumph

18 Sep 2017
General Sports

We would like to congratulate Ho Lin Ying (16S6E) for being selected as the Best Sportsgirl for Wushu. This award is presented to the overall best male and female athlete from each of the 28 Singapore Schools Sports Council sports and games for demonstrating outstanding achievements and character in local and/or overseas competitions.

In the recent SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Lin Ying successfully defended her Bronze medal in the Taijiquan event. At 11, she was a Gold medal winner in qiangshu at the 2010 World Junior Wushu Championships. At 14, she emerged first in the taijiquan event at the World Wushu Championships in Kuala Lumpur, becoming the first local world champion in an individual event at senior level since 1995. In the 9th Asian Wushu Championships held in Taiwan, she clinched the top 10 positions in all 3 events that she participated in. She also participated in the 2015 World Wushu Championships, attaining a Bronze medal for her individual taijiquan event in both competitions.

Lin Ying was also instrumental in helping the Wushu girls clinch 2 Golds and 2 Silvers in the 2017 National ‘A’ Division Inter-Schools Wushu Championships.

Wushu – Ho Lin Ying (16S6E)

In the most recent SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Gooi Jia Yi (16S66) clinched a Bronze medal in the Women Wakeboard Individual event. She also attained a Team Silver medal. To date, she is ranked 7th in the Asian Women Wakeboard Open category.

Jia Yi started wakeboarding leisurely at the age of 12. By the age of 14, she was placed 1st in the Women Wakeboard Intermediate category at the 2013 Wakefest held in Singapore. Subsequently, she earned the title of being the 2nd best female wakeboarder in Singapore in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 nationals. In 2015, she represented Singapore in the 2015 SEA Games, earning a Team Silver medal while missing out on the individual bronze medal by 0.6 points. Yet, undeterred, she went on to train even harder for the next games. With the constant guidance and support from her coach, family and friends, her hard work and dedication finally paid off in the 2017 SEA Games.

Waterski (Wakeboard) – Gooi Jia Yi, 16S66 (fourth from left)
Photographs Credit: Mr David Ngiam

Gooi Jia Yi, 16S66 (fourth from left)

Gooi Jia Yi, 16S66 (third from left)
Photographs Credit: Singapore National Olympic Council

In the recent SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Ashlee Tan Yi Xuan (17S73) put up an excellent performance and bagged 2 Silver medals in her two synchronized and 1 Bronze medal in her individual event; attaining a personal best as well.

At 11, Ashlee made the switch from gymnastics to Diving. As a junior in her team, she clinched a Silver medal in the 2015 SEA Games. In the following year, she represented Singapore in the World Juniors Diving Championships in Kazan, Russia and the Asian Swim Champs in Japan. In 2017, despite the challenges of her injuries and amidst juggling  strenuous trainings and various academic demands from school, she managed to compete in the Asian Diving Cup and won a Bronze medal.

Swimming (Diving) – Ashlee Tan Yi Xuan (17S73)
Photographs Credit: Mr Adrian Seetho, Official Photographer for Singapore Swimming Association

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