Taekwondo have been a big part of the life of two of our outstanding athletes, Ms Chelsea Ann Sim and Mr Kang Rui Jie. It will continue be so, to benefit those whose lives they touched. Indeed, they are an inspiration for our young Taekwondo students as role models in their Taekwondo and life journey ahead!
CHELSEA ANN SIM: TAKING TAEKWONDO TO NEW HEIGHTS
Chelsea won the silver medal at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar and surpassed it by clinching the SEA Games gold medal – ending Singapore’s 16-year wait for a taekwondo Gold medal at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore in 2015. For those who knows Chelsea Ann Sim, her grit, determination and indomitable spirit have seen her achieved podium success through perseverance and a disciplined regime as an elite athlete.
Not surprisingly, Chelsea Ann Sim was elected as a member of our Athletes Commission by fellow athletes at the Athletes Commission Election on 9 January 2021. We look toward to her new mentorship role in sharing ideas and helping our aspiring athletes the way she had overcome hers.
KANG RUI JIE: FROM BLACK BELT TO LEATHER BELT
It was quite a change for Rui Jie, Gold medal winner at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore in 2015; from a front facing athlete at podium success to playing the role of STF’s Operations Manager since 1 February 2021.
Rui Jie had his first taste of life behind the scene when he played a key role in successfully organising the STF Open Selection Trials 2021 at the Sports Hub, OCBC Arena, Hall 5 over the weekend of 6 March and 7 March 2021.
For those who knows the modest Rui Jie, he will be a steady hand in the Secretariat Office to contribute to STF next stage of growth.
The potential within our fraternity is vast. Together, with our affiliates, we can build a better tomorrow for our fraternity and groom many more generations of athletes that are the pride of our sport.