TEO Shun Xie < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Singapore   
Gender Women
Born 30 Sep 1988 in Singapore, SGP
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? The sport was offered as an activity at her school. "I did not make the cut for my school tennis team, so I decided to try shooting with my friends. Shooting requires a lot of concentration and discipline to be able to make shot after shot with exactly the same precision. It has ended up being part of my life. In tennis, you have to beat your opponent but in shooting, it's only yourself."
When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting in 2005 in Singapore.
General Interest
Other information COPING WITH NERVES
She has not always found it is easy to keep calm during competitions. "My first South East Asia Games in 2009 was horrible. At the range everything started going wrong and I just couldn't get used to the lighting and everything there. I had no idea what happened to me. I broke down after the competition. It's definitely got better with more competitions and with the help of my coaches, who tell me to relax and focus on my shots. There will definitely be nerves in every competition, but you have to learn how to control them." She suffered with a shaking hand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, where she finished seventh in the final. "As long as you're human you will have nerves. Maybe I need to learn to shoot with a shaking hand." (straitstimes.com/, 08 Apr 2018; todayonline.com, 09 Sep 2014)
Further Personal Information
Residence Singapore, SGP
Higher education Biology, Science - Nanyang Technological University : Singapore
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2016)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Lee Do-Hee [national]
Handedness Right eye, right hand
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Mandarin
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't give up. You will see a rainbow after the thunderstorm." (Athlete, 21 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours She was named flag bearer for Singapore at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (straitstimes.com, 23 Mar 2018)

In 2014 she received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. (ntu.edu.sg, 01 Jan 2014)
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Singapore
General Interest
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (The Straits Times, 10 Dec 2019)