Wong, Helena

NOC Singapore   
Born11 Apr 1988
Height1.58 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Singapore, SIN
Higher education Sport Studies - Loughborough University: England
General Interest
Hobbies Enjoys reading, surfing the internet. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "A strength and conditioning coach told me to try weightlifting. While working out in the Loughborough University gym, the head coach of the English Institute of Sport commented that my physique was ideal for weightlifting. So I took the plunge and never turned back."
General Interest
Most influential person in career Cyril Martin. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol Chinese weightlifter Liu Chun Hong. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours She made history at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games by becoming the first ever woman weightlifter to be selected by Singapore to take part in a major international. (lboro.ac.uk, 08 Jul 2010)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Cyril Martin, Wu Chuanfu [national]
Training Regime She trains five to six times a week, for two to three hours at a time.
When and where did you begin this sport? She started in 2009 at age 21 at Loughborough University in England.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Singapore
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi
Further Personal Information
Occupation Lecturer
Languages English, Mandarin
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto You can only do your best. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Other information UK TRAINING
Her training is done in a gym in Alfreton, outside of Derby in England. In addition to her Singapore coach she is also coached by Cyril Martin [for free], who is the Performance Manager with the British Weightlifting Association. (todayonline.com, 04 Sep 2010)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 13 53kg   London
Commonwealth Games
2010 8 53kg   Delhi
South East Asian Games
2011 6 53kg