Monday, 28 November, 2022

Four Taekwondoins Honored

Samuel Lee Wei Kang. Joyce Lim Soon Yi, Jason Tan Junwei and Muhd Norhalim Bin Mohd Zahruddin were among the athletes honored for their sports achievements at the Singapore Sports Awards 2012. They received the meritorious award (individual).

The event, held on 29 May 2012 at Raffles Convention Centre, was attended by sports ‘who’s who’ including Mr Teo Chee Hean (Deputy Prime Minister and Singapore National Olympic Council President), Mr Chan Chun Sing (Minister for Community, Youth and Sports), Mr Ng Ser Miang (Vice-President, International Olympic Committee), Mr Richard Seow (Singapore Sports Council Chairman) and Presidents of various National Sports Associations.

That was not all. To land prestige to the occasion, the ceremony was graced by Dr Tony Tan, President of the Republic of Singapore, as the guest of honor.

The taekwondo community should be proud that taekwondo athletes were included in the honor list as not many sports had their athletes recognized.

Said Norhalim after receiving his award: “I have mixed feelings. While feeling honored and thankful because the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) had nominated me for the award, I am motivated to train harder for future competitions.”

Jason Tan, who had won the award three times before, said: “I feel happy and honored to be awarded. Most of all, I am grateful to my parents, the STF, my coaches and my teammates for their support. Without which, I will not be where I am today.”

Joyce and Samuel also felt honored and thankful for the awards.

STF President, Mr Milan Kwee, was present to witness the award ceremony. He congratulated the 4 taekwondo recipients on their achievements.

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