Posts Tagged ‘Wushu’
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!
April 13 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Our Wushu Team did the school proud today, bagging 2nd Runner-up for the Guys Team and 1st Runner-up for the Girls Team! Keep a lookout for their match report!
From the first whistle blow to the last, our soccer guys commanded the match against NUS(H) with their superb control of the ball. They finished the game with an enviable score of 3-0 to us! Well done guys!
The Squash Boys had a fantastic game against JJC, finishing with a resounding score of 5-0 to Hwa Chong, and securing their place in the next round!
Not to be outshone, our Squash Girls also put up an excellent fight against ACJC and emerged victorious with a 4-1 win! The Squash Girls will now progress to the next round as the top of their group (:
The Volleyball Girls showed their true skills today and defeated RV 2-0! The scores for each set were 25-9 and 25-11. Good job girls!
Our Basketball Boys kicked off their season with an outstanding opening match against ACS(I). They won the match with a score of 92-14! Looks like we are on the right track for a 七连霸!
Wushu Championships Days 5 and 6
The 11th and 12th April marked the last two days for the individual events of the 2011 Wushu Championships, and everyone waited for the results with much anticipation.
Mun Qin Jie Ian of 11S76 took part in the 42-style Taiji Quan routine, and managed to bring home another gold medal with a score of 8.35. Ou Qi of 10S6F contested in the same event for the ‘A’ Division Girls as well, clinching the silver medal with a score of 8.08.
Next, Yong Yi Xiang of 10S79 participated in the very last individual event for the competition, 2nd International Broadsword routine, and concluded by earning a silver medal for the team with a score of 8.81.
The overall standing for the ‘A’ Division Boys is now at 2nd place with 74 points, while rival VJC is at 1st position with 78 points. The ‘A’ Division Girls still holds the 3rd position with 39 points. Hence, only the group events remain, which will ultimately determine the outcome of the entire competition. Jiayou HcWushu!
Water Polo (Boys)
They came, they saw, they conquered. Just about an hour ago, the Polo Boys were at ACS(I) for the final 7 minutes of the finals against RI. Yesterday, the match ended with a cliffhanger score of 4-5 to RI. The moment where they won 6-5, holding RI to emerge National Champions is forever inscribed in history. Their win ended their gold drought and showed everyone the determination they had. We are extremely proud of you! Look out for the full match report!
In other news, our MLDDS girls took part in the Malay Dance SYF today and brought home a Silver! Congratulations, girls:) We are proud of you and you girls be proud of yourselves too!
In the Wushu Finals today, the boys were awarded with a team Silver, while the girls were awared with a team Bronze as they came in 3rd place overall. It has been a tough road to the Finals with the competition spread over these two weeks. These are extremely commedable results and we are so, so proud of you all. The Wushu team deserves a pat on their backs for the discipline in their training and determination to give nothing but the best. Well done, Wushu!
Also, our Volleyball Girls won 2-0 today against JJC and have continued their unbeaten run. They have also yet to concede a set, winning by this score in every match since the start of the season, showing their stronghold on the competition. The girls are now through to the Quarters, and their opponents have much to fear! Keep it up, and all the best!
Today, our ‘A’ division air pistol girls made history, hitting personal bests and writing unprecedented history by placing 5th in an intense competition amongst strong rivals including traditional powerhouses Raffles Institution and ACJC. The team, comprising Ke Chyan Wen of 10S6C, Clara Teo of 10S74 and Jarin Tan of 10s77, has done both the school and the shooting club proud with this remarkable achievement. The shooting club’s season has only just begun and we look forward more updates on their stellar performance in the coming week
The CCA PROs are proud to announce that the 3rd week of April has yielded results that are deserving of allowing this particular week to have two featured athletes, instead of just one (Jeevan). Thus, we present to you: YONG YI XIANG (10S79) of Wushu!
This year at the Nationals, Yi Xiang was a symbol of prowess and valour, bagging multiple gold medals which contributed immensely to the overall team score, and playing a crucial role in defending the championship title.
Yi Xiang’s achievements in this year’s Wushu Nationals include:
Gold in 2nd International Broadsword Routine
Gold in 2nd International Cudgel Routine
Gold in 2nd International Changquan Routine
Prior to entering his first year as a J1, Y Xiang had participated actively in external competitions; one such outing earned him a prestigious Gold in 1st International Cudgel Routine in the 2nd World Junior Wushu Championships held in Bali in 2008.
In 2009, Yi Xiang was also named Singapore SportsBoy of the Year, bringing honour to both his family and school.
HCunite interviewed Yi Xiang to find out more about his journey as an athlete.
1) Anyone watching your showcases at the Nationals or during training would undoubtedly brand you as a cut above the rest. When did you first start practicing, and how has Wushu made an impact on your life up until now?
Thanks for the compliment! I entered competitive Wushu at the age of 12 and have been training since then till now. I believe that Wushu has shaped me into the person that I am today, providing me with experiences and exposure that nothing else could have. The impacts range from teaching me the importance of respect to learning how to pick myself up after every failure to interacting with athletes from other countries, all of which I believe has made positive influences on my life.
2) Winning your medals during the Nationals this year was an amazing feat! How do you feel about your achievements?
Happy! This year’s achievements were the best for me as an individual and also for HC WUSHU as a whole. I am glad that I am able to contribute to our hard-fought victory at this year’s National Interschool Wushu Championships.
3) Preparation of the mind can make the difference on the mat. Physical training aside, how do you prepare yourself mentally for trainings and competitions?
Prior to trainings and competitions, I usually watch videos of professional China athletes to motivate myself and I also use positive visual imagery where I try to picture myself doing a perfect routine with no mistakes in order to build up my own confidence. I will still get very nervous during competitions but once I am on the mat, I will just do the best I can and showcase my own abilities.
4) For any athlete, setbacks are part and parcel of his/her journey. Have you faced any interesting challenges and how did you overcome them?
For me, I think I am very injury-prone. Before every competition, I tend to get injured and they always affect my performance during competition. It’s like a trend for me. The worst injury for me was last year where I injured my ankle 2 weeks prior to an international competition and had to withdraw totally from the competition. I think all these injuries are setbacks that constantly slow my progress in Wushu and it’s irritating because I can do nothing about them. I can only remind myself to stay alert during trainings to minimize the occurrence of accidents.
5) Martial arts can easily entertain the crowd, but to the practitioner, it speaks of a constant drive to upgrade oneself. Where do you see yourself and HC Wushu a few years from now? Do you hope to venture into other forms of martial arts?
Wushu is definitely a sport where you need to constantly improve yourself in order to maintain the competitive edge. I do hope that in a few years from now, I will still be a national athlete representing Singapore for international competitions and hopefully attaining medals and recognition for Singapore’s Wushu arena, although it is kind of far-fetched. In a few years time, I believe that HC Wushu will continue to progress and improve and continuously out-rival VJC to maintain our championship title! I doubt I will venture into other forms of martial arts for now, but I may consider in future when I retire from competitive wushu.
6) Any shout-out to your present and previous teammates and fellow HC athletes?
To HCWUSHU’10, you guys are the best! Together we managed to make history where both the guys and girls division achieved their best result ever! Thanks a lot to all of you and seriously, HCWUSHU’10 rocks TTM! =D
To all other athletes, jiayou for all your upcoming competitions! Good luck, do your best, have no regrets and truly, all of us are champions! =D ALL THE BEST TO ALL CCAS IN THEIR COMPETITIONS!
7) What has been the biggest factor that has influenced and helped you in journey as an HC athlete?
The biggest factor is definitely the support of my teammates! Taking this chance, I would like to apologize to them for not being around most of the time, but in spite of this, they are still very supportive of me. For this, I am truly grateful to all my teammates in HCWUSHU’10, both guys and girls! One person could never have achieved the result we achieved this year! We won this together as a team =D
Keep up the top-class form and performance, Yi Xiang! You may very well have influenced and inspired many other athletes through your achievements and sheer charisma. With this being the start of Yi Xiang’s stinct in the college section, we can expect so much more from him over the course of these two years. Lastly, congratulations to Wushu for achieving such commendable results this year! Well done!
That’s it! Stay tuned for the next featured athlete(s) of the week!
The 2010 SSSC National Inter-school Wushu Championships started on the 6th of April and concluded on the 16th of April. Last year, our A boys team narrowly edged out Victoria JC by a single point to win overall champions, and our girls team did well too.
This year, driven by our hunger for more success, we are proud to announce that the A Boys team has reclaimed the champion position, beating fierce rivals VJC by a considerable 8 points, while the A Girls team won a commendable 4th position! Congratulations to the Hwachong Wushu Team!
The final day of the Wushu Championships proved to be a rewarding one. The last events of the competition were the group events, and our boys team managed to garner a gold medal for Group Weapon, and a silver medal for Group Quanshu! Also, our girls team managed to win 4th place for Group Quanshu, and a silver medal for Group Weapon! Watch out for video highlights coming up later on!
The Wushu team would like to thank Mr Chan for coming down to support us during the last day of our competition, and our coaches Mr Lee Kok Heng and Ms Han Mei Ling, for their guidance and motivation, teachers-in-charge Mr Tan Yang and Mr Kevin Chong for their continuous support and confidence in us, our teachers, for being kind and understanding when we missed lessons, the school for supporting us, as well as our friends and supporters who were there for us.
Presenting to you, the Hwachong Wushu Team:
‘A’ DIVISION BOYS
Captain, Koh Yee Hong
Vice-Captain, Yee Guang Yi
Lee Hong Hui
Yong Yi Xiang
Koh Shun Xiang
Ang Yu Ann
Goh Yue Quan
‘A’ DIVISION GIRLS
Chia Bih Yee
Long Qian Qian
Zheng Huai Min
Tan Hui Fang
Wong Yun Ting
Foo Kai Qi
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. (:
It’s Day 5 of the National Wushu Championships, and the team is looking to extend their lead over its rivals today! This day contained the most number of events and included the most number of members, so the championship outcomes hinged greatly on this day. Fortunately, our members were more than up to the task.
Starting off the day was Ang Yu Ann from 10A12, who managed a score of 7.56 to be placed 6th for the 1st International Sword event.
In the same event for ‘A’ girls, our girls did us proud, as Chia Bih Yee from 09S71 scored 8.03, and Long Qian Qian from 09S67 scored 7.98, to claim the silver and bronze medals respectively.
For the ‘A’ boys 1st International Broadsword event, Koh Yee Hong from 09S65 scored 8.33, and Shannon Koh from 10S6B scored 8.18, to earn 2nd and 3rd placings respectively.
In the same event for ‘A’ girls, Wong Yun Ting from 09S7F scored 7.73, and Foo KaiQi from 09A12 scored 7.53, to be placed 4th and 6th respectively.
Next up was the ‘A’ boys 2nd International Spear event. Koh Shun Xiang from 10S7C scored a high of 8.31 to claim 2nd place, while Yee Guang Yi from 09S72 scored 8.26 to earn the bronze medal, despite carrying an injury from Friday’s competition.
In the same event for ‘A’ girls, Long QianQian scored 7.83 and Christabel Liew of 09S71 scored 7.78 to win 4th place.
On to the 1st International Cudgel event, Maximilien Lim Jin of 10S6D scored 8.01 to earn an impressive silver medal, and Goh Yue Quan of 10S68 scored 7.95 to take home 4th place.
Ou Qi from 10S6F scored 7.85 to take 3rd place. A flawless routine, marred only by the fact that her time taken exceeded the limit and points were docked heavily.
Right now, the girls team stands at third place with 32 points, and the boys team are leading the pack with 64 points, 9 points over fierce competitors VJC.
6 competitors from Hwa Chong Wushu team featured in the Day 3 of the National Inter-school Wushu Championships.
Justin Salim (09S67) and Lee Hong Hui (09S6F) gave their best shot in the A Boys First International Nangun event. They were tied fifth , with a score of 7.96.
For the A Girls Second International Cudgel event, Tan Hui Fang (09S74) was terrific in her routine, and only missed out on a top 4 position due to some minor stumbles. She finished 5th with a score of 7.53. Zheng Huaimin’s (10S7C) effort in the same event was commendable as well, finishing 9th with a score of 7.40.
Yong Yi Xiang (10S79) bagged another gold medal for the team in the A Boys Second International Cudgel event, awing everyone in the hall with an incredible score of 9.00. Koh Zhikai Shannon (10S6B) was also impressive in his routine, and finished 3rd with a score of 8.30.
At the moment, the boys team is leading the competition with 32 points, with MJC (26) and VJC (17) closely behind. The girls team is also not too far off from a top 4 finish too, with another 4 days of competition left.
Do show your support for your Wushu peers! All the way, Wushu!
Having won the A boys championship title last year for the first time, the Wushu team was determined to defend this title and Hwachong’s honour amidst stiff competition from powerhouses VJC and MJC. After months of tough training late into the night, both the boys and girls teams were up to the task of doing the school proud in this two-week long competition.
The HwaChong Wushu team began their defense of the SNWF Interschool Wushu Championships this Tuesday, 6th of April. The first two days of the championships proved to be fruitful ones, with many athletes obtaining top 4 positions for each event.
On the first day of the two-week long competition, 6th of April, Lee Hong Hui from (09S6F) and Justin Salim from (09S67) won 3rd and 4th placings in the 1st international Nanquan event. Hong Hui scored 8.15 and Justin a close 8.11. Chan Jiayi Carol of (10S70) claimed a commendable 5th placing for the same event for ‘A’ girls, with a score of 7.68.
On the 7th of April, Wednesday, the Singapore Sports Boy of 2009, Yong YiXiang of (10S79), scored an impressive score of 8.78 to win the gold medal, and Yee Guang Yi of (09S72) scored 8.48 to win bronze, in the 2nd international Broadsword event. In the same event for ‘A’ girls, Tan Hui Fang of (09S74) won the silver medal with a score of 7.75.
Chan Pei Ling Joanna from (09S7K) took part in the 2nd international Sword event for ‘A’ girls, with Joanna being awarded the 5th place with a score of 7.86.
Koh ShunXiang of (10S7C) won the silver medal for the same event for ‘A’ boys, with a score of 8.48. An impressive result for ShunXiang, who managed to hold his own against strong national representatives.
The 1st international Nandao event was rewarding as well. Chan Jiayi Carol of (10S70) was placed 6th with a score of 7.66 for the ‘A” girls event. For the ‘A’ boys, Justin Salim of (09S67) won the bronze medal with a core of 8.20, and Maximillien Lim of (10S6D) narrowly missed 4th place with a score of 8.15.
Watch out for more updates on the Wushu Nationals! Stay tuned and do show your Wushu peers your undiluted support!
Hey Hwa Chong! Hope you’ve spent the break well resting and gearing up for the rest of the school term (and collecting those precious Ang Baos)! Time to recount the events on your last Friday!
12th February was definitely a day of joy and excitement. With our very own Hwa Chong Chinese New Year Celebration, 花舞, attracting the young and the slightly older ( sorry seniors) alike in a fit to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Citygate: CANDY with a tinge of manga.
But in any case, students and seniors alike decked the corridors of the wings and 天堂, adding to the touch of liveliness the day presented.
The morning was packed with exciting performances courtesy of our Lion Dance, Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance Society and the Music And Dance Society and Wushu!
Our emcees: Xueyan & Zeyu
HC Choir completes the SMILE! Don’t you see one!
HC Chinese Dance at their best again
With a pleasantly surprising performance from our Music And Dance Society!
Wushu: the valour package.
Make that a precision and top-class one as well.
With the street market following the performances, Hwa Chongians experienced a festival that is worth remembering in every right.
A fair wih the undiscounted creativeness of our students.
The mass Lao Yu Sheng was the highlight of the event, with everyone crowding around their own class benches ( or stalls) and lo hei for a more prosperous new year. The FEEL of Hwa Chong family was in everyone’s bones.
CNY Celebration, 花舞, came to a splendid end with the sun beaming brightly on the red tiger in the middle of central plaza, casting a brilliant shadow of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow.
We could not ask for a more apt build-up as the atmosphere paved the way for the explosiveness of what was to come:
One by one each faculty immersed themselves in 3 minutes of bliss, giving full vent to their dazzling moves, drawing incessant cheers from the entire plaza and wings.
Bullgirls and bullguys unite!
Dancing God of War
The best faculty may have been crowned by our judges, but you guys know that the best dance is one that entails soul and sweat. You did it, together, J1s!
What’s a party without SODACHE?! Here we go again! Get you mind set, and have a wild, wild time!
The very vibrancy of our school.
One Hwa Chong, as always, and forever!
Photos by Daryl Chua, Wan Zhong Wei and Neo Kae Yuan.
In the National Inter-School Wushu Championship 2009 started on the 1st of April and concluded on the 15th of April, with Hwachong emerging as the Overall Champions for the ‘A’ division boys and ‘B’ division boys and took home the challenge trophies for the respective divisions. While the ‘B’ division boys defeated traditional rivals Chung Cheng High (Main), our ‘A’ division boys managed to clinch the overall championship award despite stiff competition from powerhouses VJC, MJC and other rivals such as AJC.
The day began with high hopes of obtaining more medals for our team events to defeat our competitors by a clear margin. In the Group Quanshu event, our ‘A’ boys had a hard fight with VJC, managing to draw with VJC for the 1st placing in raw score, losing only by a small margin. We obtained a silver medal for the Group Weapon event as well, in spite of minor fumbles. Even though we conceded 2 gold medals for our final 2 events, our achievements in the individual events paid off and we managed to defeat 1st runner-up VJC by 1 point and unseat the defending champion from 2008, MJC.
A Boys Group Quanshu:
A Boys Group Weapon:
The ‘A’ division girls also did well, clinching a 3rd position and 6th position for the Group Weapon and Group Quanshu events respectively in the face of stiff competition.
A Girls Group Quanshu:
A Girls Group Weapon:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our coaches, Mr Lee Kok Heng and Ms Han Mei Ling, for their guidance and motivation, teachers-in-charge Mr Tan Yang and Mr Kevin Chong for their continuous support and confidence in us, our teachers, for being kind and understanding when we missed lessons, the school for supporting us, our friends and supporters who were there for us and everyone else who helped us one way or another.
The Hwachong Wushu Team will continue to strive for greater heights and we hope to achieve even better results next year.
Presenting to you the Hwachong Wushu Competition Team:
‘A’ Division Boys
Ang Dun Yang (Captain) 08S6P
Kuo En Yi (Vice-Captain) 08S75
Nathaniel Gan 08S66
Jonathan Heng 08S6J
Koh Choon Chuan 08S6Q
Ong Han Ee 08S6H
Ong Yi Quan 08S6J
Tan Tong Hang 08A13
Xue Yuyu 08S6G
Justin Salim 09S67
Koh Yee Hong 09S65
Lee Hong Hui 09S6F
Yee Guang Yi 09S72
‘A’ Division Girls
Clarisse Look 08S70
Goh Yihui 08S70
Tan Hui Min 08S6K
Jasmine Tan 08S6P
Chai Wan Ngee 09S6E
Joanna Chan 09S7K
Chia Bih Yee 09S71
Foo Kai Qi 09A12
Long Qianqian 09S67
Ooi Ee Ning 09S61
Tan Hui Fang 09S74
Wong Yun Ting 09S7F
Liew Xiao Wei Christabel 09S71
On the final day of competition, the Hwa Chong Wushu Team delivered the goods, after winning 2 Silvers today, and emerged as Overall National Champions!
Well Done Wushu!
With his recent stellar achievement of obtaining the gold medal in the last Wushu Individuals Championship, Dunyang has been talent spotted to be interviewed as our Athlete of the week to be featured on HC Unite! Read on to find out more on this budding athlete through a mini email interview conducted.