143 athletes and 21 clubs were involved in the Singapore Archery Open 2018. Photo: Sport Singapore
The Singapore Archery Open has come to an end after a weekend of intense shooting competition. With 143 athletes and 21 clubs involved, including five international clubs from Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, who took part in this year's edition of the tournament.
“It's our first time participating in the Singapore Open, and we decided to join the competition to expose the athletes to get more experience and knowledge competing overseas,” said Mdm Amizah Ahmad, mother of Mohamad Dani Amani representing Selangor Juniors.
Dani clinched the silver medal for the Men’s Recurve Team category, as well as bronze for the Men’s Recurve.
The Selangor Juniors was the largest international contingent, sending 16 archers to compete in the tournament.
Ang Han Teng in action during the Men’s Compound Finals. Photo: Sport Singapore
Our Team Singapore athlete, Ang Han Teng beat his teammate Shawn Tay from the NTU Archery Club by a point in the Men’s Compound category, clinching gold with a score of 138 in the finals.
His brother, Ang Han Quan, representing the Telok Blangah Archery Club, clinched the bronze medal.
“It has been a long and tiring weekend of competitions and I’m glad that everything is running smoothly for us,” said Ang, 2017 SEA Games Silver Medalist who will be competing at the upcoming ASEAN University Games in December.
“I hope the archery scene will continue to grow in Singapore with younger archers joining the sport and I think we’re on the right track.”
This year is the inaugural year for the Singapore Archery Youth Open which had U-21 and U-17 categories, with the youngest competitor being 12 years old.
SE Archery Club clinched the championship title coming in with 131 points, followed by Flaming Arrows Archery Club with 90 points and NTU Archery Club with 76 points coming in second and third respectively.