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Team Singapore Achievements, SSI Annual Symposium 2014


Joseph Schooling 

The Singapore Sports Institute salutes the achievements of Team Singapore at the Commonwealth Games and the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

20th Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 (23 July to 3 August 2014)

The 70 athletes representing Singapore at the Commonwealth Games did the Republic proud  by winning eight Gold, five Silver and four Bronze medals. In addition to the medal haul, two Games records, seven national records and personal bests were set.

2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 (16 to 28 August 2014)

At the Youth Olympic Games, the Team Singapore athletes performed beyond expectations as they broke new grounds, winning their first two Gold medals in the individual sailing events. The shooters also brought home two Silver medals courtesy of Martina Lindsay Veloso and Teh Xiu Yi.

2014 Incheon Asian Games (19 September to 4 October 2014)

At time of writing, Team Singapore has been excelling at the Asian Games in Incheon, with a total of 14 medals.

Joseph Schooling has won a full set of medals from his debut at the games, having bagged Singapore’s first Gold at the Incheon Asian Games for the Men’s 100m Butterfly and a new games’ record with his timing of 51.76s. Ang Peng Siong was the last Team Singapore athlete to have won a Men’s Swimming Gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. Joseph also won Silver in the Men’s 50m Butterfly and a Bronze in the Men's 200m butterfly. Fencer, Lim Wei Wen, took third spot in the men's individual epee competition (Singapore’s first fencing medal) and Tao Li secured a silver in the Womens Butterfly 50m event and Bronze in the Womens 100m Fly.

A Bronze in Sepak Takraw was awarded after Team Laos was disqualified for not turning up for their semi-final match.

Singapore Bowlers Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan delivered Singapore's second Gold medal in the Women's Team of Five event,  Silver in the Womens Trios Squad (New Hui Fen, Cherie Tan and Jazreel Tan) whilst Jazreel Tan clinched Silver in the Women’s Singles event.

Shooters, Gai Bin, Poh Lip Meng, and Nigel Lim added a Bronze in the Men’s Team 25m Standard whilst Gai Bin added a Bronze in the Mens Individual 25m Center Fire Pistol Finals and Tan Yan Ni from Wushu also was awarded a Bronze in the Women’s Changquan event.

Singapore Table Tennis women’s team, Feng Tianwei, Lin Ye and Zhou Yihan also secured a bronze medal.

Keep up the stellar work, Team Singapore! 

Singapore Sailing Team Athletes at YOG

Youth Olympics Games Gold Medallists with Coach.
Tao Li

Lim Wei Wen
Lim Wei Wen

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SSI Annual Symposium 2014 - New Frontiers in Elite Sport Performance

The SSI Symposium is a yearly meeting of academics, scientists, and coaches in the field of elite sports. The two-day symposium is a showcase of global expertise in high performance sports and product demonstration. Renowned regional and international speakers will share the latest knowledge and applications in sport science and technology during the symposium.

This year’s symposium is titled “New Frontiers in Elite Sport Performance”, and we have invited a range of world-leading speakers from around the globe to share the latest knowledge and applications on sport science and technology. The two day symposium will be held on 10-11 Nov at the newly opened Singapore Sports Hub. The keynote speakers for this symposium are Dr Inigo Mujika, a world leading sport physiologist and associate professor at University of Basque Country, and Dr Patrick Goh, a specialist sport physician and chairman of the Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization. The topics to be discussed at the symposium include sport science, sport analytics, sport medicine, and sport technology.

To register, please go to SSI Annual Symposium 2014.

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