Para Sports Nur Syahidah Alim Strikes Gold At Asian Championships In Bangkok

November 26, 2019

Singapore’s world’s largest archer, Nur Syahidah Alim, won the gold medal at the 2019 Asian Handicapped Bow and Arrow Championships in Bangkok on Friday, continuing to prove why she is the best in the industry.

As the fifth qualifier entered the compound women’s open playoffs, the 34-year-old was goodbye in the second round and showed her acumen.

After eliminating a pair of Koreans, after the 12th seed Zheng Zhenying 140-137 and the fourth seed Kim Mi-soon 136-133-, she improved the grade to defeat the Chinese duo, the top seed in the semi-final Lin Yueshan 145- The 142 final and third seed Zhou Jiamin defeated the gold medal 145-140 in the final.

In an interview with the Straits Times, Syahidah said: “In this game, the focus of my help is on the game plan and learning to enjoy the journey.”

And this is a long journey. In June of this year, she won the first world championship for the Paralympic champion Jessica Stretton and secured the sleeper in Singapore at the Paralympics next year.

Then, at the beginning of this month, Syahidah reached the peak of the compound women’s open personal world rankings.

She said: “I am very proud and happy to be able to achieve such great achievements this year. It is my pleasure to continue to represent Singapore through extraordinary achievements.

“My coaching (Pang) Qing Liang training program and my team at the Singapore Sports Institute are very effective.

“This year’s achievement confirms that our efforts in training are correct.”

Although her ultimate goal is to become the podium of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, she has reached the quarter-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Syahidah’s next major task is from January 18th to 25th. The ASEAN Disability Games (APG) held in the Philippines.

She said: “I need to wait for a break because I will prepare for the APG in January. My goal is to win another gold medal for Singapore.”