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Hearing Challenged Taekwondo Student ‘Fights’ for Singapore

Ivan Mok You Qiang, a hearing challenged taekwondo student from Zen TKD, boarded the plane bound for Chinese Taipei on 3 September 2009 to carry Singapore flag in the 21st Summer Deaflymopics Taipei 2009. He would be competing in the men’s under 58kg taekwondo event.

His coach, Brian Peh, was with him to guide and support him for the competition.

Said Brian: “This is Ivan’s first international competition. I am delighted that he is given the opportunity to test his skills in a highly competitive event.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SAD) and Ivan’s employer, J H Kim Taekwondo Institute for their support.

When Ivan competes on 6 September 2009 at the National Taipei University of Education Gymnasium, he will be supported by other Singaporeans including Geraldine Koh (Team Manager) and Girlene Tan (Ivan’s other coach).

The STF, which is sponsoring the taekwondo programme of the SAD, wishes Ivan and his team a safe and rewarding outing.

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