Contributed by Fatimah Mehron Nisha

National Schools Sport Climbing Championship

Students from 17 secondary and junior colleges took part in the championship held at SAFRA Yishun. (Photo 1 courtesy of SAFRA)

SAFRA Yishun, April 17-18, 2010 – Some of the best youth sport climbing enthusiasts gathered at SAFRA Yishun over the weekend to pit their agility and speed at this year's National Schools Sport Climbing Championship. For the first time, the division champions will be selected to represent Singapore in the Asian Youth Cup to be held in Indonesia later this year.

Jointly organised by the Singapore Mountaineering Federation and SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre, the first leg of the competition kicked off at 9am in the morning with 184 students from 17 secondary schools and junior colleges competing in eight categories.

Xinmin Secondary School showed its prowess in the Difficulty category by clinching top spot in both the C Division male and female events. Loyang Secondary School took the lead in the B Division female event.

In the Speed category, last year's overall school champion, Outram Secondary School, dominated the B Division male and female events, while Tampines Junior College and Victoria Junior College came in first in the A Division male and female events, respectively.

The second leg of the championships will continue this weekend on April 24th and 25th, when the finals for the remaining events in the Difficulty category (B Division Male, A Division Male and Female) and Speed category (C Division Male and Female, Team Mixed, Team Male and Female) will be held.


Difficulty Categories

C Division Male
1st - Kenneth Lim Yong Jie (Xinmin Sec Sch)
2nd - David Chia (Xinmin Sec Sch)
3rd - Justin Yang (Naval Base Sec Sch)

C Division Female
1st - Siti Nurhazlin (Xinmin Sec Sch)
2nd - Nadhrah Yusri (Outram Sec Sch)
3rd - Iris Lee Wee Tiong (Xinmin Sec Sch)

B Division Male
(Finals to be held on Saturday, 24 April 2010)

B Division Female
1st - Nadiah Sairon (Loyang Sec Sch)
2nd - Kimberlin Cheng Ting (Changkat Changi Sec Sch)
3rd - Zhang Bin Bin (Outram Sec Sch)

Speed Categories

B Division Male
1st - Muhd Fitri (Outram Sec Sch)
2nd - Muhd Faliq (Springfield Sec Sch)
3rd - Ang Chin Siang (Springfield Sec Sch)

B Division Female
1st - Daffodil Wan Ai Eh (Outram Sec Sch)
2nd - Nuramelia Satria Bte Samion (Xinmin Sec Sch)
3rd - Kimberlin Cheng Ting (Changkat Changi Sec Sch)

A Division Male
1st - Christopher Yong (Temasek Junior College)
2nd - Tong Jun Jie (Serangoon Junior College)
3rd - Cheng Kam Hin (Serangoon Junior College)

A Division Female
1st - Bernice Tay Hui Yi (Victoria Junior College)
2nd - Novia Tan Li Theng (Victoria Junior College)
3rd - Joann Ong Silin (Serangoon Junior College)