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In the 7th National Inter-school Fencing Championships 2012 held on 9th and 10th April, the Hwa Chong ‘A’ Division Fencing Team fought hard and managed to attain commendable results:
1 Individual Gold
2 Individual Silver
4 Individual Bronze
In the Men’s Epee Individual event, Ip Yuan Chang (11S73) fought hard to take home the Gold medal.
In the Men’s Sabre Individual event, Aaron Chew (12S6G) and Lee Wen Jun (11S6G) fought with valor and managed to win a Silver and a Bronze medal respectively.
In the Men’s Foil Individual event, Ong Chan Hao (12S6P) and Randy Poon (12S6E) drove through the competition for a Silver and Bronze medal respectively.
With a combined effort, our boys emerged as the Overall Boys Champions in A Division for the very first time! Awesome!
The following boys worked hard as well to contribute to the overall GOLD award:
(In no order of merit)
Joel Chien (11S7G)
Joel Yap (11S68)
Tan Chek Han (11S70)
Tan E Teng (11S72)
Kelvin Tan (12A15)
Christopher Toh (12S61)
Ravintharan K S (12S77)
Rick Wong (12S6N)
Goh Jia Wen (12S62)
Clarence Sim (12S74)
In the Women’s Foil individual event, Pee Hai Rou (11S6J) fought her best, persevered and achieved the individual Bronze medal.
In the Women’s Sabre individual event Seah Ying Xin (11S7G) overcame the stiff competition to emerge as bronze medallist.
The girl’s team achieved Overall Girls 2nd Placing, which is no mean feat, considering the intense competition from the national fencers of other schools. Well done girls!
The following girls fought their best as well to contribute to the overall SILVER award:
An Jiaqi (11S72)
Chen Chunni (11S7E)
Clarine Chia (11S61)
Sheranne Kwok (11S68)
Abigail Lau (11S67)
Lisa Lee (11S7A)
Li Weiqi (11S7E)
Sheryl Lim (11S73)
Stephanie Ng (11S60)
Ong Jiawen (11S76)
Justhina Thong (11S7G)
A. Preethi Devi (11A13)
Cindy Co (12S16)
Presenting to you – The Hwa Chong Fencing Team 2011-2012
Ip Yuan Chang
Fencing Captain 2011-2012
Many Hwa Chongians have busying about this week, and with all the updates, lots of posts have been pushed down! So lets recap all the results of the hard work put in by our school mates in this quick summary! If you wish to find out more about specific matches, do click the tag at the bottom of the article for the sport you are interested in for more information (:
Air Pistol Boys
10 April: National 4th!
Air Rifle Boys
9 April: National 2nd!
13 April: Defeated ACS(I) 92-14
10 April: Defeated TPJC 74-13
Canoeing Boys Finals
12 April: CHAMPION!
Canoeing Girls Finals
12 April: National 2nd!
9 April: CHAMPION!
13 April: Defeated NUS(H) 3-0
11 April: Lost to MJC 0-1
9 April: Defeated ACS(I) 10-5
12 April: Defeated TPJC 15-0
10 April: Defeated ACS(I) 14-4
12 April: Defeated TPJC 20-0
11 April: Lost to ACS(I) 2-3
13 April: Defeated JJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated AJC 5-0
13 April: Defeated ACJC 4-1
Finished as the Top of their group!
Table Tennis Boys
9 April: Lost to NYJC 0-3
11 April: National 3rd!
Table Tennis Girls
9 April: Defeated TJC 3-0
Through to Finals against RI on 24/4!
11 April: Defeated NJC 5-0
Through to Top 8 Quarter Final Stage!
10 April: Defeated SRJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated CJC 5-0
Touch Rugby Girls
11 April: Defeated NJC 7-0 and NYJC 3-1
Track and Field Boys Finals
10 April: CHAMPION!
Track and Field Girls Finals
10 April: National 2nd!
11 April: DOUBLE CHAMPS!
10 April: Defeated RI 2-0: 25-3, 25-4
12 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-22, 25-14
9 April: Defeated JJC 2-0: 25-6, 25-6
11 April: Defeated YJC 2-0: 25-8, 25-8
13 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-9, 25-11
11 April: National 2nd!
11 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Boys Finals
13 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Girls Finals
13 April: National 2nd!
Table Tennis (Guys)
Having lost to Raffles in the semi-finals this year, our Table Tennis Boys faced an unusual situation today when they fought against Nanyang JC for the position of 2nd runners up. Our Boys’ display of determination,concentration and nerves of steel pulled them through and helped them defeat NYJC with a final score of 3-2. Good job Guys! Keep it up and get them back next year!!
The Fencing team’s competition ended today with aplomb! The young team displayed their grit and strength in the arena to achieve extremely commendable results! Here is the roundup:
Women’s epee: Gold – Rania
Women’s foil: Bronze - Rania
Women’s sabre: Bronze – Lee Shu Fen
Check back soon for a full report on the competition!
The girls met with IJC and never gave their opponents a chance to win, and thrashing them with a score of 2-0. The first game ended 25-3, while the second had a score of 25-6. No mean feat, and we are extremely proud of you all! Keep this up as the season gets more exciting as you girls gear towards the later stages of the competition! Jiayou
Once again, we would like to call for supporters in tomorrow’s epic showdown between traditional powerhouses in the Water Polo Boys Finals, 3pm at CCAB! Buses leave at 2.30pm. Here’s wishing all the best to the team, and you have all our support!
Today saw 5 of our sports teams fight it out against their opponents in the annual Nationals competition.
The results are as follows:
Our Polo girls’ maiden year in the A Division Nationals saw them perform exceeding oppositions’ expectations, achieving 3rd runners-up after losing out to St Andrews JC 3-2 in what was a heated contest. The match couldve gone both ways, but some poor refereeing decisions cost our girls the game. Nevertheless, kudos to SAJC. Our girls will be back next year stronger, better and faster than they already are!
The HC Fencing team saw their 1st of 2 days out on the mat rewarded with a Bronze medal from Rania Rahardja. Good job Fencers! Keep improving and get more medals tomorrow!
At the same time, both our Tennis girls and guys won their matches against NJC 3-2 and 5-0 respectively. Keep up the good work HC Tennis! Its still the first game! Continue building up the momentum and sweep away all obstacles that hinder you from that much coveted trophy!
The Volleyball guys played another routine match against River Valley High School and were largely untroubled, winning in 2 sets : 25-11 and 25-7. Good job VB Champs! Keep it up and defend YOUR title!
The whole Singapore is trembling, not of our fear, but from the shivering bodies of our country mates’ opponents.
4 days. 96 hours. 5760 minutes. That is all the time that our athletes have left before they make their mark on the international scene. After years of intense preparation, crunch time has finally arrived.
Rania of 10S6F, is here to tell us about her journey.
Fencing is emerging very strongly in the Hwa Chong sports scene and the Singapore scene (is it?). When did you pick up fencing, and what did you have to go through to get to where you are now?
I started fencing when I was 14. I passed by a club on the way for tuition then and I thought the idea of “sword-fighting” seemed pretty fun. As I was on long term MC for the previous years, I was physically very weak when I picked up the sport. I had to work hard on physical conditioning. For a heads start, in secondary 3, I jogged about thrice a week in school before flag raising in the morning. I started with 3 rounds only, then gradually increased more each time.
How often do you practice fencing? Is there any form of cross-training needed to improve your fencing skills?
Currently, I train at least 5 times a week, including group lessons, private training as well as conditioning.
I think swimming and badminton are good forms of cross training. Badminton is similar to fencing as it involves a lot of wrist movement.
Standing at over 1.74m tall and unrivalled in prowess, do you look down at/on (?) your opponents?
I think being tall gives me an advantage in the sport, but natural physical built is not sufficient. Hard work and determination is whats crucial to succuess!
Anything else to say?
With all that passion ready to explode, we must always keep in mind that the YOG is in the end a game of sportsmanship from start to finish. So we must be humble in victory, and gracious in defeat.
In the 5th National Inter-school Fencing Championships 2010, the Hwa Chong Fencing Team has achieved stellar results for the team events by winning 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.
In the Women’s Epee team event, Rania Rahardja (10S6F), Wu Wingyau (09S7B), Lynn Cheng (09S7C) and Emma Chin (09S79) showed dominance by clinching the Gold medal.
In the Men’s Foil team event, Julian Tee (09S6K), Jerrold Au (09S7A), John Lim (09S6A) and Ning Yu (09S6B) won the Silver medal despite intense competition from other schools.
In the Women’s Sabre team event, Kwan Zi Xin (09S70), Lydia Ong (09S67), Chen Tian (09S67) and Cheng Hoi Man (09S7H) displayed tremendous fighting spirit, coming back from behind to clinch the Silver medal.
In the Men’s Sabre team event, Choy Yu Fong (09S7G), Chia Ling (09S7C), Tony Liu (09S7C) and Kenny Hee (09S70) fought hard against other teams with national team fencers and persevered, clinching the Bronze medal.
The Hwa Chong Fencing Team would like to thank the school administration, teacher in charge Mr Colin Cheong, coaches Wu Jie and Dennis, and would like to wish the rest of the sport CCAs best of luck for the remainder of their seasons.
Check out the Hall of Fame on the Home page to view the achievements of HC Fencing ’10!!!
Hey Hwa Chong!
Because most of us have been so busy involved with competitions and events, and we too have been updating almost everyday (Hot Off the Press, Quick Bites, Season Previews, etc) the posts have been constantly pushed down so you may not have had the chance to read previous posts. So here’s encapsulating the results and posts we’ve had this week, and if you’re interested in the details, do click on your preferred CCA tags below the tagboard on the right hand side on the Home Page to view the posts in greater depth! (:
April 15: Defeated ACJC 69-9
April 13: Defeated MI 76-8
Featured Athlete of the Week: Mervyn Toh from Canoe
April 17: Individual Championships
April 13: Judo Finals (Lost to Raffles Institution for both guys (1-4) and girls( 2-3), obtaining 1st runner-up)
April 13: Judo Semi-Finals, with both A guys and A girls winning NYHC 4-1 and 3-2 respectively
Music and Dance (MAD)
April 13: MAD Moderners winning Best Choreography and Beset Ethnic Dance at the Barcelona Dance Awards Competition
April 13: A Boys Rifle Team reclaimed the title of A Division Men’s Rifle Champions, with a team score of 1737
April 16: Defeated AJC 2-1
April 15: Match Report (HCI vs NJC)
April 15: Match Report (HCI vs MJC)
April 14: Defeated MJC 1-0
April 16: Defeated ACJC 3-2
April 14: Defeated MJC 5-0
April 16: Defeated NJC 5-0
April 14: Defeated MJC 5-0
April 12: A Boys and Girls Team defeated NYJC with a common score of 3-1
Touch Rugby Girls
April 17: Defeated NYJC (4-0) and PJC (8-3)
April 14: Defeated TJC (7-1) and JJC (4-1)
Track and Field
April 14: Track and Field Finals (1st runner-up for both A boys and girls)
April 12: Previews for Finals
April 16: Defeated MI 2-0
April 14: Season Preview
April 15: Defeated CJC 2-0
April 13: Water Polo Finals (Lost to Raffles 2-8, obtained 1st runner-up)
April 13: Wushu Championships Day 5
As a new week approaches, do keep a lookout for more updates and results from our competing teams. In the meantime, sleep more, clear up the homework, and recharge before we see each other again on Monday. (:
The National Interschool Fencing Championships individual events were held on the 14th and 15th of April. Despite facing stiff competition from national team fencers, the Hwa Chong Fencing team achieved commendable results, clinching 1 Gold and 4 Bronzes in the individual events.
In the Women’s Epee event, Rania Rahardja (10S6F) beat her opponent comfortably with a score of 15-4 in the finals to clinch the Gold medal. Wu Wingyau (09S7B) also won a Bronze medal in the same event.
Emma Chin (09S79) demonstrated immense tactical and mental strength, overcoming a 0-9 deficit to beat her opponent 15-14 in the quarter-finals, securing a Bronze medal for the Women’s Foil event. Rania displayed impressive all-roundedness by winning the Bronze medal, her second medal of the competition.
Sabreurs Choy Yu Fong (09S7G) and Chia Ling (09S7C) met in the quarter-finals of the Men’s Sabre event. Chia Ling emerged triumphant with a score of 15-8, but lost in the semi-finals, achieving a Bronze medal nonetheless.
The fencing team would be playing their team events on 17th April (today!). All the best to them as they seek to bring glory to the school!
Despite this being only the 2nd year of our existence, the HC fencing team has been dedicated and hardworking in our quest for glory. We faced fierce competition from national fencers and other experienced fencers from rival schools, but managed to emerge the eventual champion in the Men’s Sabre event, ousting traditional Sabre powerhouse RJC, to clinch the champion team award by a margin of 6 points.
Other honourable achievements include the following individual medal wins and team placings:
Men’s Sabre Silver Medal – Koh Shang Yong (08A13)
Men’s Foil Bronze Medal – Koh Tong Jie (08S67)
Women’s Sabre Bronze Medal – Hoe Jia Wen (08A14)
Women’s Epee Bronze Medal – Brenda Seah (08S74)
Men’s Sabre Team – 1st
Koh Shang Yong (08A13)
Tong Hon Yee (08A15)
Cheok Liang Jie (08S69)
Ong Han Ee (08S6H)
Men’s Foil Team – 3rd
Koh Tong Jie (08S67)
Koh Shang Yong (08A13)
Cheok Liang Jie (08S69)
Mok Zhen Yang (08S6V)
John Lim (09S6A)
Women’s Sabre Team – 3rd
Hoe Jia Wen (08A14)
Jessie Huen (08S70)
Amandas Ong (08A11)
Women’s Epee Team – 3rd
Brenda Seah (08S74)
Theophilia Yong (08A10)
Melissa Wong (08A15)
The HC Fencing team has been training hard every week under the experienced tutelage of their coaches Wu Jie and Dennis.. With this being only the 1st year of our training, it is our hope that these results will improve in future competitions with further training, and that the Hwa Chong Fencing team will ultimately seek greater heights in the years to come.
Also, the HC Fencing Team has won the following individual medals in today’s fencing competition:
Men’s Foil- Bronze
Women’s Epee- Bronze
Men’s Sabre- 2nd
In terms of overall ranking, the Men’s Sabre Team and Foil Team were ranked 1st and 3rd respectively, while the Women’s Sabre Team were ranked 3rd overall.
Much congratulations both the Shooting and Fencing team! The match reports for today’s finals will be put up soon.