School Sports: Bowen finally clinch B Div girls' title together with C Div crown

They have tasted success at the Schools National Taekwondo Championships but one title that has eluded Bowen Secondary School is the B Division Girls' overall title.

It all changed on Wednesday at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall when they finally clinched that crown for the first time, even as they won their third straight C Division girls' overall title.

Said Leon Koh, who has coached Bowen for the past six years: "We wish to inculcate a culture of excellence with taekwondo in Bowen and this new record is a positive measure of our sporting excellence.

"The overall standard of taekwondo has gone up and competition is getting steeper with more participants and rounds so the students have worked very hard to win a medal."

But there was huge disappointment for national junior Jaden Lim, after he was disqualified for the second consecutive year in the B Boys' black belt under-52kg competition.

The hot favourite from Chung Cheng High School repeated his mistake from last year, after launching a high kick at the head of St Joseph's Institution's Harshal Hitesh in the semi-final.

Disappointed to miss out on his final chance in getting gold, Jaden said: "I was aiming to get the Best Kyorugi Player award and was doing a couple of advanced kicks but it was wasteful for me to make the same mistake twice.

"I was focusing only on body kicks in my warm-ups to adjust my body memory but my kicking accuracy will have to improve in the coming PA-STF Taekwondo Championships in August."

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