Singapore players collected 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the 3rd Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships held from 13 to 15 October 2006 in Brisbane, Australia.
The event, which attracted 17 teams from eleven countries including three of the top taekwondo countries in the Commonwealth – Australia, Canada and England, saw our players demonstrating tremendous fighting spirit, determination and camaraderie. They also showed that they could match their technical skills against the best.
Jason Ong, Nicholas Lau and Low Chuan Kai took on the top players and gave them a run for their money. It was point for point right up to the third round. As luck would have it, they finished one point short of their opponents and were eliminated.
Nicholas was luckier than the other two of his compatriots as he lost in the final and managed to pick up a silver medal for his effort. Jason and Chuan Kai had nothing to show for their outstanding performances.
Our lady players won three bronze medals through Ananurmelati Bte Abdul Rahman, Joyce Lim and Dawn Ang. They gave their all but could not go any further.
Said National Coach Wong Liang Ming: “The overall performance of our players was beyond expectation. Although the British, Australian and Canadian were very strong and experienced, our players were able to make their opponents work hard for their medals.
“Based on their performances in the competition, our players have shown vast improvements in their mental and technical skills.”
Wong Liang Ming
Cornelyus Ng Jian Hui
Nicholas Lau Jun Yi
Jason Ong Koon Yew
Low Chuan Kai
Ananurmelati Bte Abdul Rahman
Joyce Lim Soon Yi
Dawn Ang Kai Ying
(Vincent Chua Kheng Hui who was selected for the competition had to withdraw from the team because of injury sustained during training.)