The young wushu team shines at the 31st SEA Games and ends the campaign with 2 gold medals, 3 silver and a bronze
SINGAPORE: Growing up, 16-year-old Zeanne Law watched videos of various wushu exponents she looked up to, one of whom was Vietnamese Thi Minh Huyen Tran.
But on Sunday (May 15), Law was lucky enough to see her in the flesh and dressed in a similar costume.
Moreover, her “idol” would become a competitor as she battled for medals in the women’s taijijian final at the 31st SEA Games.
“I always try to imitate her moves. I thought it was very honorable to be able to compete with her today,” said Law, who exchanged badges and took a photo with the Vietnamese after the event.
“I’ve seen their videos since I was young. I feel like seeing them in real life is overwhelming and I think I learned a lot from them.”
Law finished fourth at the Cau Giay Gymnasium in Hanoi, 0.02 behind bronze medalist Thi Kieu Trang Tran.
On Saturday, Law finished sixth in the women’s taijiquan final.
Although Law noted that she didn’t perform her routine perfectly, she said the experience was one she enjoyed.
She is part of a young Singapore wushu team at this year’s Games, winning a total of 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Among those medals, one gold and one silver came from debutants Kimberly Ong and Zoe Tan.
This medal haul also surpasses their results of 1 gold and 1 silver from the 2019 Games.
Speaking to reporters after the final day of wushu competition, team manager Lukas Cheng congratulated his young proteges, more than half of whom were attending their first Games.