Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began shooting in 1985.
|Why this sport?
||He was encouraged to take up the sport by his father who was a former army officer.
|Name of coach
||Zhen Ting Ling [national], CHN
||Right eye, right hand
||Listening to music, watching movies, going to the gym. (results.gc2018.com, 14 Jul 2017)
|Most influential person in career
||Coach Deng Pei Ming. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Winning or losing doesn't matter, it's the journey that matters." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2014)
|Awards and honours
||He was named 2011 Sportsman of the Year by the Singapore National Olympic Council [SNOC]. (singaporeolympics.com, 04 Feb 2013; redsports.sg, 19 Apr 2011)
He received an individual Meritorious Award at the 2008 Singapore Sports Awards and a team Meritorious Award at the 2010 Singapore Sports Awards. (singaporeolympics.com, 04 Feb 2013; teamsingapore.com.sg, 14 Oct 2010)
||His wife Fan Xiaoping has competed in shooting at international level for China and Singapore. (xinhuanet.com, 21 Jan 2014; gaibinshooting.com, 19 Apr 2011)
||COACH AND ATHLETE
He previously represented People's Republic of China at international level before becoming a professional coach. In 2004 he was invited by the Singapore Sports Council to coach the national senior and youth team. After receiving Singaporean nationality he began competing for his adopted nation. In 2010 he founded Foresight Sports Performance, a shooting coaching company, with his wife Fan Xiaoping. (xinhuanet.com, 21 Jan 2014; gaibinshooting.com, 19 Apr 2011; xinkaishi.typepad.com, 17 Oct 2010)