Congratulations to all the winners of the competitive events, including the dodgeball competition. You helped to set a book of benchmark records for athletes in future Club ZOOM meets to aim for and improve. Thank you too, our visiting athletes from Malaysia and Taiwan. You have set the tone for future Club ZOOM meets to embrace transnational camaraderie in sportsmanship. Thank you to the dance and beat rap performers. You entertained us with your energetic skills and completed our carnival concept for the meet. Finally, thank you to our VIP guests, among whom are the living icons of Singapore athletics. We are grateful for your lending gravitas to our humble meet.
We hope you every single one of you had a great time making history for Club ZOOM. We hope to see you again next year. Until then, always remember and practice the Club ZOOM mantra -“Not everyone can win races, but everyone can have the Spirit of a CHAMP!” Until next time, train well and always “Defy your limits!”
– Tan Wei Leong, Club ZOOM President, 5 August, 2012
On behalf of Club ZOOM, I would like to thank all our athletes and Team Manager Edmund Yeo for making our Club presence felt at the 74th Singapore Open Track and Field Championship, 2012. This is the first time that Club Zoom has competed at this regional-level competition.
Congratulations to all the winners of the competitive events. You have set the benchmark for Club Zoom junior athletes to aspire to emulate in near future.
I would like to specially mention Noor Amira Nafiah who represented Club Zoom and won two gold medals in the Women’s Open Long Jump and Triple Jump events. Her winning distances were 5.96m and 13.52m respectively.
Her achievements for Club ZOOM were also reported in The New Straits Times in Malaysia – http://www.nst.com.my/sports/other/athletics-winning-comeback-for-vadivellan-1.130295 – (View in PDF format)
Creditable performances also came from
- Md Zaki who qualified for the 400m final with a time of 50.82s
- Md Shahmimi bin Azmi who placed 6th in the Men’s 100m final
- The men’s 4 x100m team comprising Md Hykel, Md Zaki, Md Shahmimi bin Azmi, and Md Aizad bin Md Moktar, who placed 4th with a time of 42.65s; and
- Xu Weixin who also a placed 4th in the Women’s Long Jump with a leap of 5.11m.
We are grateful for your keen efforts in representing Club Zoom at the Singapore Open Championship and helping Club ZOOM to achieve a 6th place finish in the overall ranking.
We hope to see you again next year. Until then, always remember and practice the Club ZOOM mantra -“Not everyone can win races, but everyone can have the Spirit of a CHAMP!” Until next time, train well and always “Defy your limits!”
– Tan Wei Leong, Club ZOOM President, 27th August, 2012