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Tokyo Paralympics: Singapore archer Nur Syahidah Alim progresses to elimination round

Tokyo Paralympics: Singapore archer Nur Syahidah Alim progresses to elimination round

Singapore's Nur Syahidah Alim competes in the Women's Individual Compound Open - Ranking Round at the Tokyo Paralympics, on Aug 27, 2021. (Photo: Sport Singapore)

SINGAPORE: Singapore para-archer Nur Syahidah Alim will move on to the elimination round after placing seventh out of 24 competitors at the women’s individual compound open ranking round at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday (Aug 27).

The 2019 world champion and current world No 2 finished with a score of 682 at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field.

"We managed to shoot in the wind pretty well with the guidance of my coach," said Syahidah, adding that the wind was "pretty strong". 

With the results, Syahidah will move on to the women’s individual compound open 1/8 elimination round on Monday.

“I’m feeling very excited and I hope to do my best in the finals during the individual elimination. Leading up to today, the training plan has been very intense and thorough. We will do our best to work closely with the training plan,” she said.

“The team, coach and the sports scientists at Singapore Sport Institute - they have all helped me to be where I am right now.”

Syahidah is the first Singaporean world champion in para-archery, after she clinched gold at the 2019 World Archery Para Championship.

She is also the 2019 Asian Para Archery Championship gold medallist and was ranked world No 1 in October 2019 but was recently pipped by reigning Paralympics champion Jessica Stretton.

Catch daily highlights and coverage of Team Singapore at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, LIVE on meWATCH. Sign in now at mewatch.sg/paralympics2020 and get into the action with Mediacorp, Singapore’s Paralympic Network.

Source: CNA/ga(rw)

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