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Hwa Chong student makes history with Team Singapore Wushu

23 Nov 2011

Emily Sin Min Li of 11S7K represented Singapore in the duilian event at the 11th World Wushu Championships in Ankara, Turkey and came home with Singapore's first Wushu World title in 16 years. They are also the first Singaporean women to be crowned Wushu World Champions. The 11th World Wushu Championships saw over 650 pugilists from 77 countries.

Emily shares a few words on her experience and win below.

It was my first time participating in one of the most highly regarded competitions in Wushu. Being one of the youngest athletes, I was awed yet energised by the high standards of the competition.

While waiting for my team's turn to perform, I was excited and nervous: excited to give my best performance, nervous of committing a mistake. However, I realised that I had nothing to fear. I received constant encouragement and support from my teammates.

My team and I successfully finished our routine and received a standing ovation from the whole stadium. It was exhilarating. The hard work we put in over the past six months, the bonds we forged within the team, and the fact that people enjoyed our performance, made the gold medal all the more significant.

Once again, I will like to take this chance to thank the school administration and teachers for their support, as well as my seniors and friends who have accompanied me on this journey. I am much honored to be able to do my part and contribute to Singapore Wushu! I will continue to do my best in upcoming competitions.

Congratulations to Emily, her teammates, coach, and the rest of Team Singapore on their successful endeavours at the Championships!

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