Taekwondo athlete Daryl Tan wins Singapore’s First Youth Olympics Medal

Daryl Tan scoring a first YOG medal for Singapore (picture via AsiaOne)
Daryl Tan in red, scoring a first YOG medal for Singapore (picture via AsiaOne)

Via AsiaOne. Congratulations to Daryl Tan for winning Singapore’s first Youth Olympics Games (YOG) medal! 🙂

The 17-year-old Raffles Institution (Junior College) student won a bronze medal in the Taekwondo Boys 55kg competition. He defeated Myanmar’s Shein Naing Dwe Shein in the quarter-final this morning, but was knocked out in the semi-final by world junior champion, Iran’s Kaveh Rezaei this evening.

More pictures and news updates are available via Red Sports.SG.

It’s heartening to see a Singapore-born athlete winning a medal, proving that the import of foreign talents is not the  one and only way for Singapore to excel in sports. Moreover, this dude is from RJC – one of the most elite academic institution in Singapore. Who says brain and brawn do not go hand-in-hand? Well done Daryl Tan!

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