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Name TAY Zi Qiang
NOC SIN - Singapore Singapore Date of Birth 15 MAR 1989
Residence Gender Male
Height 173 cm Weight 68 kg
Discipline Canoe Sprint

Canoe Sprint

Result
Start Date Start Time Event Rank Time
29 SEP 2014 13 : 15 Kayak Four (K4) 1000m Men - Final A 9 3:15.898
27 SEP 2014 12 : 00 Kayak Four (K4) 1000m Men - Heat 1 3 3:11.885

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
20Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2014Moscow, RUS3:14.895
32Kayak Single (K1) 200m2009Dartmouth, NS, CAN44.226
18Kayak Four (K4) 200m2009Dartmouth, NS, CAN35.266
18Kayak Single (K1) 4 x 200m Relay2009Dartmouth, NS, CAN2:51.105
39Kayak Single (K1) 1000m2009Dartmouth, NS, CAN4:12.808
World Cup
17Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2014Racice, CZE3:19.279
18Kayak Double (K2) 1000m2014Racice, CZE3:53.857
20Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2014Moscow, RUS3:14.895
23Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2014Szeged, HUN3:26.636
27Kayak Double (K2) 1000m2014Szeged, HUN4:02.269
43Kayak Single (K1) 200m2014Szeged, HUN42.587
Asian Championships
5Kayak Double (K2) 1000m2013Samarkand, UZB3:49.073
6Kayak Double (K2) 500m2013Samarkand, UZB1:38.902
7Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2013Samarkand, UZB3:11.116
South East Asian Games
3Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2011Indonesia3:14.400
4Kayak Four (K4) 1000m2013Naypyidaw, MYA3:19.238
World Junior Championships
29Kayak Double (K2) 1000m2007Racice, CZE3:38.796
32Kayak Double (K2) 500m2007Racice, CZE1:44.926
36Kayak Single (K1) 500m2007Racice, CZE1:55.475

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Economics - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Languages Spoken English, Mandarin
Coach Balazs Babella [national] (HUN) (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)
International debut 2008 for Singapore (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)
Injuries In 2009 he sustained an injury to his lower back which meant he was unable to train for six months. (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up the sport at age 13 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
His friends got him involved in canoeing. (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (lionfish.vodien.com, 20 Dec 2013)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2011 South East Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)

Hero
Norwegian canoeist Knut Holman. (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and train smart." (Athlete, 19 Sep 2014)

General
ARMY SERVICE
He served in the Singapore armed forces between 2008 and 2009. (Facebook profile, 01 Mar 2014; mindef.gov.sg, 01 Oct 2008)

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