Monday, April 9, 2007

National Interschool Wushu Championships (Day 1 Results)

VS First Wushu Gold Medal for 2007!
Day 1 Results
Tan Xiang Ting
"5-Duan Chang Quan" = Gold

Tan Xiang Tian
"Nanquan-1st Int'l" = 4th

Tan Xiang Ting brought honor to the school today by bringing in our first Gold medal in the competition.

Despite being the very first competitor to go up in his event (the first competitor is often used as the bench-marking point), Xiang Ting put up such a strong showing that he managed to stay in the lead out of 14 competitors.

Elder brother, Xiang Tian also put up a strong showing in his 5-Duan Nanquan and was looking at a 3rd placing in his tightly contested event. However, a 0.02 addition by Chief Judge to a fellow competitor that tied with him in raw score, pushed Xiang Tian to 4th. Nevertheless, Xiang Tian did VS proud too and we must accept learn to accept upsets graciously as Gentlemen, Professionals and Sportsmen.

Sec 1 new-comer, Ryan Goh did well in his first attempt for VS getting a score of 8.0, placing him in the upper third of his 5-Duan Nanquan. Pang Hong Yun from Sec 3, competed in the A Division due to his age (haiz.. why you so old lah) and although suffering from a thigh injury sustained 2 weeks ago learning his 5-Duan Nanquan, he managed to pull through and complete the entire routine with no hiccups. That too, is a triumph as far as I am concerned and I am equally proud of each and every one of you all.

Clip of the Day- Tan Xiang Ting and his 5-Duan Changquan

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