Hanim Nazirah Salim, 15, takes aim at training. The Serangoon Garden Secondary student has set her sights on qualifying
for the 2015 SEA Games. (Photo by Joseph Lee/Red Sports)
Punggol South Archery Centre, Saturday, March 2 2013 — “Well, to be honest, it was an accident,” said Hanim Nazirah Salim, 15, smiling sheepishly, when recalling how she got into archery.
“My dad did not want me to be wasting my time during my holidays. He wanted me to do something productive. While he was browsing through the internet he found out about Archery Alliance. So here we are!” added Hanim Nazirah.
A journey that began in December 2011 when she picked up the sport has now seen Hanim Nazirah pick up a Division A recurve bronze at the Singapore Indoor Archery Youth Cup in December 2012. Earlier in the year, she also won three medals at the Sembawang YEC Archery Open.
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“It gives you motivation through confidence and makes you more focused not only in studying, but in other aspects of life as well,” said Hanim Nazirah, who transferred out from a Madrasah, an Islamic religious school, to Serangoon Garden Secondary so that she could pursue the sport.