That brings us to the end of the Validation Exercises for January.

It’s been a crazy month filled with Judo, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Boxing, Handball and Fencing Tournaments that brought together the best of the nation and even foreign nations too!

The international tournaments saw countries like South Africa, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and India flying in to compete!

We had great moments, crazy moments, “freakoutbecauseofamistakewemade” moments, shouting moments, moments where we wanted to cheer for Singapore but couldn’t because we’re supposed to be unbiased and general moments where we had pumped in so much energy and effort that all we wanted to do was fall asleep in a heap under the table.

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Hi guys!

This is Isaac Neo, the team leader from Judo, posting about our experiences during the 13th Commonwealth Judo Championships from 10-12 January 2010.

This reflection written by Melissa Teo sums up our experience quite well.

Being at the Commonwealth Judo Championships doing sports presentation was a delightful experience. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and I am looking forward to the Youth Olympic Games in August!

At the cold hall in Suntec Convention Centre, watching the athletes’ dedication to their sport was very heart-warming. As part of my duty as a sports presenter, I was required to watch each match very closely so that I would be able to announce the winner. With each move, I could sense their determination to win, or simply just to put up a good fight against their opponent. Even for the athletes who were clearly the weaker of the two, they never let that get in their way. Such fighting spirit is very inspiring!

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