Monday, 17 June, 2024

Good Performances in Hong Kong Tourney

Singapore team returned from the 13th Asian Cities Gold Cup Taekwondo Championships held from 6 to 8 February 2009 in Hong Kong, China with 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals and two overall 3rd runners-up trophies for Senior Male and Junior Male Divisions.

Mr Milan Kwee (STF President) with Team Singapore, family members & friends at the airport.

Our three gold medals came from Jason Tan, Jordan Tay and Wesley Ong.

Jason was simply brilliant. Competing in his first international competition as a senior player, he demolished his opponents with his blinding kicks which almost never fail to find their marks. He controlled his four matches well to become a well-deserved winner.

Sharing the limelight with Jason were his team mates Jordan and Wesley. Both Jason and Wesley had to fight stronger, taller and more experienced players. Despite their disadvantages, they showed guts and determination to take the titles by beating three players each in hard fought battles. They had to dig deep in their bags of tactical tricks to foil their opponents’ plan.

The other medal winners were

  • Keith Ong (Silver)
  • Tessa Tang (Silver)
  • Ong Tian Ling (Bronze)
  • Goh Jun Jie (Bronze)
  • Jacqueline Quek (Bronze)

Said Coach Wong Liang Ming: “I am happy with the results. But what made me happier was the tremendous team spirit displayed by everyone, including the accompanying family members.”

Singapore Team

Team Manager          :           RA Jeyaraman

Coach                      :           Wong Liang Ming

Players (Male)           :           Jason Tan Junwei (Captain)

                                            Benjamin Teo Zhe Ming

                                            Muthiah s/o Ponmani

                                            Woon Yong Chuang

                                            Keith Ong Jin Cong

                                            Wesley Ong Zhi Qiang

                                            Goh Jun Jie

                                            Jordan Tay Jun Jie

Players (Female)      :           Ong Tian Ling

                                           Denise Thong Bai Hui

                                           Tio Jia Xin

                                           Geraldine Quek Jie Yi

                                           Tessa Tang Xue Yi

                                           Jacqueline Quek Jie Lin


Family Members       :           Mr Roland Ong

                                           Mrs Janet Ong

                                           Mrs Katherine Tay

                                           Mr Dicky Ong

                                           Mrs Christine Ong

                                           Mdm Tan Ger Hwee

                                           Mr Tio Tian Haur

‘Mascot’                     :           Kaylar Ong

(Please visit the Gallery for more photographs.  Photographs courtesy of Mr Dicky Ong.)

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