Sabre Coach / National Fencer
Ann took up fencing at the age of 14 when a friend introduced her to a national development program for the sport. The development program happened to be for the Sabre discipline, and Ann found her calling in the weapon, soon becoming a key member of the national team.
In the years since, Ann has been a trailblazer for Singapore's Womens Sabre community, being the best performing female fencer at the 2010 Asian Games with a 5th place finish, as well as the first individual medallist in the Women’s Sabre individual event at the Commonwealth Championships in 2014. She is currently also the captain of the Women’s Sabre national team.
“I have learnt many valuable lessons through fencing. It has taught me commitment, ambition, perseverance and discipline. The fencing journey is going to be full of ups and downs, but we have to keep working towards the culmination of our personal goals. Nothing beats the sense of fulfilment in achieving a personal goal.”
Ann graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2014 and is currently working part-time while balancing the training and competition schedules of the national team. She is working towards representing Singapore at the Olympic Zone Qualifiers in April 2016, where she will be fighting for a chance to represent Singapore at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Bachelor's in Social Science, Singapore Management University
2010 - Asian Games Individual 5th
2013 - Thailand Open Champion
2014 - Commonwealth Championships Silver
2015 - SEA Games Team Bronze
NATIONAL FENCERS COACHED BY ANN: