Singapore fencer Samson Lee dropped from SEA Video games squad after lacking coaching session as a result of household commitments

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s veteran fencer Samson Lee shared on Instagram on Apr 22 that he won’t be making the journey to Cambodia for the upcoming SEA Video games as he has been dropped by Fencing Singapore regardless that he has ‘rightfully certified’ for the person and group spot.

“My hardwork, preparation, coaching, competitors outcomes from the previous 12 months main as much as this month, all for nothing.” These are the phrases shared by a seemingly dissatisfied Lee on his social media as he felt that these three coaching classes that he had missed weighed excess of all the hassle and work that he had put in to organize for the SEA Video games, which began greater than a 12 months in the past.

It was reported by Straits Instances that Lee had missed three coaching classes because of the start of his new child in addition to having to take care of his father’s hospitalisation and work commitments. Lee, who was a part of the group that gained Singapore its first males’s gold medal on the earlier SEA Video games, shared on his Instagram that to qualify he needed to sacrifice time and sources whereas juggling between operating his fencing academy, teaching and coaching in preparation for the SEA Video games.

“Many a instances, after an extended day of teaching, I begin my very own coaching when others are preparing for mattress, as a result of I do know clearly the self-discipline and dedication wanted to organize myself nicely. No matter time I’m able to squeeze out, irrespective of how awkward or late it might be, I might be coaching,” mentioned Lee.

“But due to three coaching classes, I used to be withdrawn by the affiliation from the upcoming video games subsequent month. Even after explaining my state of affairs, declaring my dedication, it’s not sufficient for them. I’ve defined how these three coaching classes occur to fall inside probably the most busy and difficult durations, and defined how my coaching and preparation is just not affected even when there may be a lot occurring,” added the 35-year-old who can be the founding father of SG Academy of Fencing.

As reported by Straits Instances, Fencing Singapore mentioned that ‘due processes had been taken with full consideration given to Lee’s mitigating components, earlier than reaching the choice to exclude Samson from the SEA Video games.’

“FS has been versatile when our fencers encounter particular circumstances, and fencers have acquired exemptions prior to now. In such circumstances, upon being knowledgeable, FS explores different preparations to assist the fencer’s wants, topic to enough lead time. In Mr Lee’s case, with the SEA Video games beginning in Could, this was not doable and we share in his disappointment,” mentioned Fencing Singapore.

Regardless of the unfavourable resolution by Fencing Singapore in the direction of him, Lee is taking it in his stride and might really feel the care and love proven by many who have commented on his Instagram put up for the reason that information broke out within the native mainstream media.

Lee put up one other put up on Apr 27, saying, “Respect everybody’s care and assist. It wasn’t meant to be a struggle, it was simply to share my state of affairs and transfer on. Generally we would put in quite a lot of effort in one thing, and it simply doesn’t work out. That’s life, we study, digest, settle for and transfer on. Nothing will be modified. As soon as once more thanks to all for the phrases of encouragement and for reaching out to verify in on me, it actually means lots to me and I actually respect it.”

The final SEA Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam, was Fencing Singapore’s greatest displaying as they introduced house six golds, 4 silvers and 5 bronze medals. Singapore was on the prime of the fencing medal desk, forward of host Vietnam, who clinched 5 golds, one silver and 5 bronze.


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