In school, I usually play ultimate frisbee and basketball. My current CCA is Canoe Polo. It all happened when I was 12, when I saw a few people kayaking at MacRitchie Reservoir that inspired me to try out paddling. At the age of 14, I obtained my 3 Star kayaking proficiency award. I was approached by a Coach who introduced Canoe Slalom to me. After the first tryout session, I joined Canoe Slalom in August 2016. When I have time on the weekends, I will spend a day on a Sea Expedition to Pulau Ubin or Pulau Tekong.
Ong Jun Yi Athlete
Ong Jun Yi
Date of Birth:
29 March 1996
I’ve been kayaking since I was 13, and coaching since 18. It was through other coaches that I heard about the trials and decided to give it a shot, since I was finishing my NS and would have quite a fair bit of time on my hands. I think Canoe Slalom is very different from other disciplines of kayaking. To me, every course or design has an “answer” to it. Being able to find the correct lines to take is what drags me out of bed at 5.30am to go for trainings.