Further Personal Information
||He has a son, Joshua.
||Teacher, Education Professional
||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
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||He does three range sessions a week and three cardiovascular and strengthening training sessions a week
||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)
||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)
He was appointed Singapore's Chef de Mission at the 2009 Asian Youth Games. (channelnews.asia.com, 03 Mar 2009)