The People’s Association (PA) and the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) Taekwondo Championships were successfully and smoothly staged on 23 and 24 June 2007 at Yishun Sports hall. The competition featured both poomsae (pattern) and kyorugi (sparring).
The competition saw Tampines North C C heading the medal tally with 8 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals followed by Yio Chu Kang C C (3-2-4), Paya Lebar Kovan CSC (3-1-1) and Aljunied C C (2-1-5). As expected, the event turned out to be highly competitive.
Many matches finished with close scores. A number of them went to the 4th and sudden-death round, putting the supporters on tenterhooks.
Most importantly, the event concluded on a happy note. And the primary objective of providing an opportunity for community bonding was met.
The camaraderie was evident in the poomsae team competition. Each team comprised at least two different ethnic groups. The beauty of it all – they performed with precision and in harmony!
The guest of honour, Mr Patrick Teo, BBM (Chairman, Constituency Sports Club Council) and special guest, Mr Jeremy Tay (Director, North West CDD, People’s Association) were all smiles at the end of the event.
The national demonstration team put up a spectacular performance in their honour. And what an awesome performance it was.
To reflect the importance of the event, Mr Milan Kwee, STF President, was present throughout the inaugural event. He was visibly satisfied with the conduct of the tournament. At the end of the competition, he personally went round to thank the officials, referees and demonstrators for a job well done.
Mr Kwee would also like to put on record STF’s appreciation to the People’s Association for being a partner in the organizing of the event.