LEE Wung Yew < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Singapore   
Gender Men
Born 19 Mar 1966 in Singapore, SGP
Height1.88 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family He has a son, Joshua.
Residence Singapore
Occupation Teacher, Education Professional
Higher education Sports Administration - Southern Cross University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began trap shooting with his father at age 15 using his father's Miroku shotgun, until his father bought him a Browning for his 16th birthday.
Why this sport? "I've loved firearms since I was young, I guess it's the macho image associated with guns. Shooting requires focus, and it puts me in this surrealistic world where there's just myself, a gun and a target."
Club / Team SAFRA Shooting Club: Singapore, SIN
Name of coach Marcello Dradi
Coach from which country? Italy
Coach from what year? 2007
Training Regime He does three range sessions a week and three cardiovascular and strengthening training sessions a week
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1985
Competing for Singapore
Location Thailand
General Interest
Nicknames Mr Consistency, Big Bird. (teamsingapore.com.sg, athlete, 13 Sep 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Being the flag bearer for Singapore at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. "The feeling was simply awesome. The atmosphere was just inspiring." (teamsingapore.com.sg, 15 Nov 2005)
Most influential person in career His father. (northeast.org.sg, 01 Dec 2001)
Hero / Idol His father. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2006)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Treat every competitor as a normal opponent. The very fact that you are there, competing with them, shows that you are on par with them. Don't go in there thinking you will never win, because anything can happen in sports." (ntu.edu.au, 21 Nov 2008)

He dealt with the pressure of winning gold for Singapore by mentally distancing his passion for the sport from the task at hand. (northeast.org.sg, 01 Dec 2001)
Awards and honours He was named Singapore's Sportsman of the Year in 1990 and 1998 (snoc.org.sg, 01 Mar 2006)

Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award Recipient in 2006, and four-time Meritorious Award recipient. (ntu.edu.au, 21 Nov 2008)

He has been awarded the Public Service Medal, the Public Service Star, and the Singapore Youth Awards [Sports]. (channelnews.asia.com, 03 Mar 2009)
Other information WHAT KEEPS HIM GOING
"My love for the sport, full stop. If you do it for other reasons, you won't stay for long. The desire to do well must come from within yourself." (teamsingapore.com.sg, 12 Dec 2003)

A ROLE MODEL
The physical education teacher has introduced some of his own students to the sport of shooting. Two of them have made it to the national team, Lee Yee and Ng Lee Ling. (teamsingapore.com.sg, 12 Dec 2003)

LEADERSHIP
He was appointed Singapore's Chef de Mission at the 2009 Asian Youth Games. (channelnews.asia.com, 03 Mar 2009)