Golf and Fencing: An Interview with Cempaka Schools Top Student Athletes

Jeanna Junady and Natasha Oon
Girl Power: fencer Jeanna and golfer Natasha of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights. (Image Credit: Ryan Lien Kar Sheng).

Aside from academics and performing arts, Cempaka Schools actively promote and excel in a variety of sports. To cap the International Women’s month, we recently sat down with two of the top female athletes of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights to talk about their respective sports, studies and other passions: golfer Natasha Andrea Oon (Mallory Privett Award 2016 – Best Female Champion) and fencer Jeanna Leia Alis Junady (Malaysia’s current number 1 for Epee Under 17 Girls).

How do you manage stress associated with competitions. Can you share with us some of the things you would do to calm yourself before a large competition?

Natasha: Usually, I would read this article by Dr.Bob Rotella. He talks about what goes on inside the golfer’s mind and how to tackle problems that may happen in the competition. It really is helpful. But normally, my pre-shot routine in the competitions help me a lot because it is a repetitive thing that I do before my swing.

Jeanna:  I don’t really have a pre-game ritual, but whenever I am not playing a game or watching my competitors’ games, I will always be listening to my music. It really helps me to calm down and also block out a lot of distracting sounds.

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Cempaka Swimmers Break State Records; Golfers lead in Pahang, Thailand, Singapore; Shuttlers Emerge Champs

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It’s the usual busy month for Cempaka athletes as they make respective wins in various sports at home and abroad in swimming, golf and badminton.

CEMPAKA tankers composed of Lim Shun Qi, Lim Zi Win, and Nigel Chan Zhe How won top honours and BROKE MULTIPLE STATE RECORDS at the recently concluded 4th Selangor Long Distance Swimming Championship with 18 medals overall.

Results below:

Under 10 Girls (State)

1.Lim Shun Qi – (Freshman Terra) (Overall Champion)
Gold – 200M I.M. (New State Record)

200M Breaststroke (New State Record)

200M Butterfly (New State Record)

400M I.M. (New State Record)

Silver – 800M Freestyle (New State Record)

200M Freestyle (New State Record)

400M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle

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ParGolf, MGA name Cempaka International School’s Natasha Oon as Female Junior Golfer of the Year

Malaysia's Junior Golfer of the Year- Female 2014 Natasha Oon with Deputy Prime Minister
Malaysia’s Junior Golfer of the Year- Female 2014 Natasha Oon with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin. (Image credit: ParGolf Magazine.)

CEMPAKA SCHOOLS MALAYSIA GOLFERS CONTINUE TO PERFORM STRONGLY IN THE PAST YEAR AS PARGOLF, MALAYSIA GOLF ASSOCIATION (MGA) NAME CEMPAKA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DAMANSARA HEIGHTS STUDENT NATASHA ANDREA OON AS ‘THE BEST JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE 2014′ FOR HER HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO THE SPORT.

The gala took place at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel last 24 April 2014 and was graced by Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin as the guest of honour. Inaugurated in 2010, the Malaysia Golf Award, formally known as The ParGolf Award, has a total of 22 award categories, comprising of 11 voted awards and 11 special awards. The voted award winners were selected by a 50 strong panel of golf industries personalities appointed by ParGolf, MGA combined with an online poll for the selected categories.

Natasha also won the Future Champion Junior Golf in San Diego last July 2014 as well the Junior Honda Classic in Orlando, Florida in January 2015.

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