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National Junior and Inter-School Canoeing Championships
|Our K4 boys winning the gold medal in the K4 500m event at the National Inter-School Canoeing Championships|
On the 16th and 17th of March 2013, the ACJC canoeing team competed in the National Junior Canoeing Championships and achieved great results with the girls’ team clinching 4 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals while the boys’ team claimed 2 bronze medals. The commendable results served to motivate the canoeists to perform even better the Nationals held 3 weeks later.
|Kimberly Long (2SA8) brought home 2 gold medals in the K4 and T1 events|
At the National Inter-Schools Canoeing Championships our team did exceedingly well and achieved outstanding results. The girl’s team took a total of 5 gold medals , 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal while the boys’ team had 4 gold medals and 6 silver medals. Notably, Kimberly Long of 2SA8 finished the competition on a high after bagging gold medals in the K4 1000m and T1 500m events. Boys’ captain Chow Jing Kang also led the way for the boys with 2 silver medals in the C1 500m and 1000m events. Ultimately, the girls clinched the overall 3rd place while the boys took overall 4th place.
|Captain Courageous: Chow Jing Kang (2AH) en route to one of his two silver medals|
It had certainly been a tough but rewarding journey and through it all, the canoeists realised that what pulled them all through these times was the friendship that they had painfully forged, allowing them to stick together all the way to the end with no regret. The team would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to our coaches, teachers and supporters for providing guidance and support throughout this memorable journey.
By Poh Cheng Wei 2SC1