#PeopleofSIS - Meet Dillon Choo
For this series of #PeopleofSIS, we get up close and personal with Dillon Choo, who is our sports scholar for Taekwondo.
- Describe yourself in three words
Happy-go-lucky, approachable and humble.
- What are your favourite subjects and why?
To be honest, I liked all the subjects taught at SIS from middle school till Grade 9. I am very thankful for the teachers' guidance and support. They were all awesome and engaging which made it difficult to just pinpoint a particular subject.
- What kinds of extracurricular activities do you do and why?
I was trained at the early age of 5 in Taekwondo and swimming. When I turned 7, I developed an interest in football and competitive swimming while maintaining my Taekwondo training. My sudden interest in badminton started in 2019 and I grew to love this sport very much. That was when I decided that I had to give up football and competitive swimming to concentrate fully on badminton and Taekwondo. As an active sportsperson, I am honoured to be able to represent my school. I am proud to say that I was chosen to be part of the school team for the Canadian Classic 2019 team to Macau China. Events included swimming, cross-country, athletics, taekwondo and badminton.
During lockdowns, I consistently participated in many virtually held events namely, 24Hour Race, Run for the Future 2021, Larian Virtual Rentas Desa Kebangsaan Verdik 2021, Breathe India Charity Race 2021, Run With Olympians For Olympism 2021, AIMS Sports Virtual Run 2021 by ISP, for virtual Taekwondo competitions was Taekwondo Belgian Open Poomsae 2021, Taekwondo UK Harrogate Open Poomsae 2021, 2nd Virtual Range UK Open Poomsae Championship 2021 and the Wu Kwon Online Taekwondo International Championship 2021, for the virtual fitness competition, I participated in the Nexus - KL's Fittest 2021 and the virtual badminton competitions for MSSD, MSSS and MSSM and virtual 2021 Online World Youth Taekwondo Camp South Korea.
- What opportunities has your school given you that you would not have had otherwise?
I am very honoured and humbled to be chosen as Sports Scholar from 2020 to 2022, won twice as the Student of the month for both November 2020 and August 2021, awarded the Sportsmanship Award in 2020 and the most recent is the Citizenship Award.
- Describe your school in three words
Fun, Engaging and Supportive
- What lessons did you learn in 2021?
Perseverance and nothing is impossible!
- How do you stay active during the pandemic?
Strict fitness regimes by both Taekwondo and badminton coaches. I had to complete the given programme on a weekly basis. I jogged and cycled regularly during my free time to maintain my fitness.
- What sports did you do (as a sports scholar) and why did you choose it amongst other sports that you do?
I was awarded the Sports Scholarship based on my Taekwondo achievements. I am confident that I’ve met all the criteria due to my track record.
- Do you have a role model (sportsperson)?
Christiano Ronaldo and Lee Zii Jia
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