Event: Hometeam NS Strongman Challenge
Dates: March 2005 to 2012 anually
Singapore Strongest Man 2010 – 3rd Runner Up
Singapore Strongest Man 2007 – 2nd Runner Up
Singapore Strongest Man 2006 – 1st Runner Up
Singapore Strongest Man 2005 – Champion
Singapore Strongest Man will always be one of my favourites because it gave me stepping stone to where I am now being ranked in the world. I won the inaugural Singapore Strongest Man in 2005 by winning four out of five events. What many didn’t know was that my uncle whom I was very close to passed on in the morning at 4.00am. I was in quite the emotional turmoil being torn to family commitments and 6 months of competition prep! My aunt looked at me and told me “Everything is sorted out at home, go for your competition, Win and come home with a trophy!”. Seven hours later came back home for the funeral with a trophy! What really drove me on to win 4 out of 5 events was the empty chair at the event that was reserved for my uncle who has always been supportive of my sporting pursuits. Following years in 2006 and 2007 I struggled juggling with work, 2008 and 2009 was just me managing injuries like a broken foot and a broken wrists.