Team Singapore February 2020 Athlete of the Month
11 March 2020
Toh Wei Soong (Para Swimming) won bronze in the 50m Men’s freestyle at the Melbourne 2020 World Para Swimming World Series, while Loh Kean Yew (Badminton) defeated world No. 2 Chou Tien-Chen 21-16, 21-17 at the Badminton Asia Team Championships in the Philippines.
Nur Syahidah Alim (Para Archery) won the Para Women World Archery Athlete of the Year 2019, and clinched the Gold Medal at the 6th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament Dubai. She also defeated Maria Andrea Virgilio from Italy in the final of the Compound Women’s Open Event.
MARIA ANDREA VIRGILIO ITA (5) 131
NUR SYAHIDAH ALIM SGP (6) 135
In table tennis, Izaac Quek, aged 13 years old, won Gold Medal at the 2020 ITTF World Junior Circuit, Swedish Junior & Cadet Open in Orebro, Sweden in the Cadet Boys' Singles Event, defeating Canada’s Martin Simeon 3-0. He took bronze in the Junior Boys' Singles Event, losing out to France’s Zheng Dorian 4-1 in the semi-finals and also took bronze in Junior Boys' Doubles with Nicholas Chong, losing out to Russia’s Cherkes Ruslan and Kaburkin Maksim 3-1 in the semi-finals.
His teammate Ser Lin Qian took Silver in the Junior Girls’ Singles Event, losing out to Pavade Prithika from France 1-4 in the finals, and also reached the Quarter-finals in the Junior Girls’ Doubles Event with Zhou Jingyi but they lost out to Japan duo, Aoki Sachi and Harimoto Miwa. She also reached the Quarter-finals in the Cadet Girls’ Singles Event to Kaufmann Annett from Germany.
In shooting, 26 year old Teh Xiu Hong took Silver in the 10m Air Pistol Women's Day 3 with a total score of 237.7, and Gold in the 10m Air Pistol Women's Day 2 with a total score of 240.6. She also won Gold in the 10m Air Pistol Women's Day 1 with a total score of 241.6.