Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Chelsea Wins Gold for Singapore

Chelsea Sim, arguably the best poomsae athlete in Singapore, proved that she had what it took to demolish her oppositions in the 11th ATF Taekwondo Championships staged in the new capital of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Daw.

Facing strong contenders from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam, Chelsea took the title with her almost immaculate performances of Taegeuk 8 and Poomsae Koryo.  She was drawn to perform 3rd.  She took the first spot with a high score of 7.07 points putting Philippines who was first to perform in second place by only 0.01point 

The question then on everybody’s mind was whether she could hold the lead as the known top two contenders for the crown – Indonesia (Korea Open Champion) and Myanmar (2011 SEA Games bronze medallist) – had not taken the stage yet.

Myanmar performed after Vietnam but could only manage a third spot, 0.01 point behind Philippines.  The positions remained unchanged till the end as the rest of the field could not produce performances which impressed the judges.

It was indeed a great show by Chelsea.

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