The second and final session of the 35th National Pesta Sukan Taekwondo Championships was successfully staged on 30 and 31 August 2008. The first session held on 16 and 17 August 2008 saw Yio Chu Kang CC taking the lead over defending champion Acme TKD.
While everyone was expecting Acme to catch up and retain the crown, Yio Chu Kang was quietly confident that it could break its rival’s domination as the team had been working very hard to do just that. And it did by a very narrow margin.
Yio Chu Kang collected 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals to edge Acme into second place. Acme garnered 9 gold, 4 silver and 15 bronze medals. Aljunied CC finished third with 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Here are the winners of the various categories.
Young Junior (Female) : Acme TKD
Young Junior (Male) : Yio Chu Kang CC
Junior (Female) : Yio Chu Kang CC
Junior (Male) : Acme TKD
Senior (Female) : NUS TKD
Senior (Male) : SAFSA
Besides medals and trophies, awards and certificates of appreciation were also presented at the end of the competition. The recipients were as follows.
Best Cheer Team : Team Spectrum
Best Referee : Girlene Tan
Best Fighting Spirit : Nur Fadzlyn (Aljunied CC)
Best Player : Jason Tan Junwei (Acme TKD)
Most Improved Clubs : Henderson CC, St Teresa TKD,
Bukit Timah CC and Singapore Institute
Certificate of Appreciation : Ronald Lim, Jenny Han, Katherine Lok
and Lorance Pua
The following referees were promoted after having satisfied the criteria for promotion.
National Ref Class 3 to 2 : Joyce Lim and Peter Lim
National Ref Class 3P to 3 : Maung Soe Nyunt Zaw, Charlotte Tang,
Bong Peng Luck, Jacqueline Quek and
Tan Jun Wen
After the presentation of prizes and other formality were completed, it was time to celebrate. It seemed liked everyone was celebrating. And that spoke volumes of the success of the event.