The four-day Pesta Sukan National Taekwondo Championlships were successfully completed with ACME TKD retaining its overall title. Aljunied CC, a strong contender for the crown, finished second while Yio Chu Kang CC surprised the other teams by clinching the third spot.
After the completion of two categories, Aljunied CC took the lead with the Young Junior (Girls) and Young Junior (Boys) titles. ACME TKD was close behind with one title for the Junior (Female) event. The Junior (Male) trophy went to Yio Chu Kang CC.
Although ACME TKD did not finish tops in the senior categories, it won enough gold medals to edge Aljunied CC for the overall challenge trophy.
NTU TKD and SAFSA TKD won the Senior (Female) and Senior (Male) events respectively to share the limelight with the other winners.
Said Organizing Chairman Lee Thiam Poh: “This tournament, 33rd in the series, is undoubtedly the best ever. It was trouble free – no serious injuries, no protests and no hiccups. Everything ran like clockwork. What’s more, the event was well supported and the standard of the competition and refereeing was high.
“On behalf of the STF, I would like to thank Mr. Charles Chong (MP for Pasir Ris –Punggol GRC) for gracing the event, Mr Joseph Yong (Secretary, CSC Council) for his support and all officials including the referees, team managers and coaches for helping us make the event a success.”
The event was organized by the STF and supported by the Singapore Sports Council, CSC Punggol Central and Liang Seng Sports.