Book Facility

Share this Page



20220518_Wrestling_WL00-8

(Team Singapore's Danielle Lim takes on Vietnam in her opening match. Photo Credit: Sport Singapore/ Lim Weixiang)

 

By Angelina Dass

 

First-timer to the SEA Games, Danielle Lim had her eyes set on a medal on 18 May, at the Gua Lam Gymnasium in Hanoi. 

However, this was not to be as the 24-year-old succumbed in 3 of her four matches, to finish 4th out of five in the women’s freestyle 57kg round-robin event.

In a challenging opening match, she put up a brave fight against hot favorite and eventual gold medallist Nguyen Thi My Trang. Knowing it was going to be a difficult match, the game plan was to drag out the match and not concede a pin, said Gabriel Huang, Lim’s coach.

“Danielle’s goal was of course to wrestle and win each exchange. Even though it didn't go that way, she managed to hold her (opponent) off from a win into the second period which is a mini-win in our books.”

20220518_Wrestling_WL00-25

(Team Singapore's Danielle Lim at the Hanoi SEA Games. Photo Credit: Sport Singapore/ Lim Weixiang)

 

The 24 year old debutant though, went on to lose 10-0. She also succumbed to the Philippines and Thailand - 10-0 and 7-3 respectively. She won her only matchup of the Games against Cambodia’s Noeurn Soeurn, whom she defeated 10-0. 

The former national handball athlete had switched to wrestling in 2017, when she was invited by the national coach at that time to participate in trials. Two years later, she met the qualifying criteria for the 2019 SEA Games, but did not make the eventual contingent. 

20220518_Wrestling_WL00-17

(Team Singapore's Danielle Lim at the Hanoi SEA Games. Photo Credit: Sport Singapore/ Lim Weixiang)

 

Having missed out, she was determined to give her best but was disappointed with her eventual performance. “I came here to win. Today is a lesson for me. You either win or you learn. It’s only up from here,” she said.

The wrestling contingent won its first medal in Greco-Roman wrestling after Timothy Loh sealed the bronze in the men's 130kg event on Tuesday. Wrestling continues into its final day of events on 19 May with Gary Chow and Lou Hong Yeow competing in the freestyle men’s Under-86 and 74kg events respectively.

 

For the latest Team Singapore coverage and news, follow Team Singapore on their social media channels (FacebookInstagramTikTok) or visit the official Team Singapore website.

Related
Prudential Singapore is the title sponsor of Southeast Asia's first Tour de France Criterium race!

Prudential Singapore is the title sponsor of Southeast Asia's first Tour de France Criterium race!

IT GETS PHYSICAL AT GETACTIVE! SINGAPORE 2022

IT GETS PHYSICAL AT GETACTIVE! SINGAPORE 2022

Making Smart Food Choices

Making Smart Food Choices

13 Studios for Adrenaline-pumping Spin Classes in Singapore

13 Studios for Adrenaline-pumping Spin Classes in Singapore

TeamSG to debut in 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Asia and Oceania Championships!

TeamSG to debut in 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Asia and Oceania Championships!