28 Jun '11, 6am

npTribune | Shooting Arrows of Passion #archery

By Foo Min Valerie ⋅ June 28, 2011 ⋅ Print This Post ⋅ Post a comment Biomedical Science student Shawn Tay, 18, represented Singapore under the Singapore Archery Team, and won the Gold Medal at the Asian Grand Prix 2011 in Laos. The second-year student decided to pick up archery five years ago. His inspiration: “Legolas” from the movie Lord Of The Rings. “Legolas looks really cool when shooting arrows, and he never misses his target,” says Shawn. Legolas, an elf who belongs in the Fellowship of The Ring in the movie, swears by his bow and arrow to defeat enemies during arduous battles. Shawn aims to be like his sole inspiration, Legolas, in terms of archery. Being the only one in his circle of friends to be involved in the sport, the second-year student sees it as a “personal challenge to be the best”. “It’s [also] an honour to represent my own country,” says Shawn. It is ...

Full article: http://theurbanwire.com/nptribune/?p=2325


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channelnewsasia.com 28 Jun '11, 10pm

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