Water Sports Make A Splash At SNOC Multi-Million Dollar Award Presentation

02 Feb 2012


Tao Li and Amanda Lim Take Top Spots in SNOC MAP While 44 Athletes Were Rewarded For the First Time
Singapore, 2 February 2012 - For their great outing at the 26th SEA Games, 50 Team Singapore athletes from five water sports - canoeing, sailing swimming, waterpolo, and water ski - earned themselves a well-deserved S$335,000 or close to 65 percent of the total SNOC Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP) reward of S$525,000. They were joined by 28 others to receive their awards from Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC); and Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development Youth and Sports.

2. "Thank you for giving your very best and for giving us so many reasons to cheer during the Games. Through your shining example, you continue to be a source of inspiration for others to embrace and excel in sport," said DPM Teo, who is also the Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs. "You have shown us what it means to be a Team Singapore athlete, displaying true grit, perseverance and commitment to your sport and most importantly, the Singapore Spirit."

3. At the ceremony held at Raffles Town Club, Singapore's swim queen Tao Li who was also the most bemedalled athlete at the 26th SEA Games was awarded S$41,250 for her outstanding performance in Indonesia. Her swimming compatriot, Amanda Lim was the second highest earner with S$26,250. In total, the 14 swimmers walked away with S$190,000 for their 17 gold medals - 12 individual and five team events, and four SEA Games records.

4. SEA Games debutant Arren Quek, who brought home the gold for Singapore for the first time in 18 years in the men's 50m freestyle event is dedicating his win to his parents by giving them all his SNOC MAP reward. He said, "My parents have been very encouraging and have supported me from the start. They made many sacrifices and have given a lot of their time to ferry me to and from training and attend my meets. This is just my way of saying thank you for all that they have done for me."

5.  Team Singapore paddlers with their five gold medal contribution received a total of S$65,000 for their efforts. The waterpolo players walked away with S$60,000 for having won the coveted gold medals in both the men's and women's team events.

6. Contract bridge player Tan Yoke Lan, who won Singapore's first ever SEA Games gold in the sport in the women's open pairs event with partner Seet Choon Cheng is giving 100% of her reward back to the Singapore Contract Bridge Association (SCBA). She said, "I want to donate my money to SCBA so that they can use it to help promote contract bridge among younger Singaporeans. I do hope that there will be more medals to come from the sport."

7. 413 Team Singapore athletes competed in the 26th SEA Games in Indonesia from 11 to 22 November 2011. They brought back 160 medals (42 gold, 45 silver, 73 bronze) and secured the fifth position on the medal table, ahead of The Philippines, bettering the nation's position of sixth at the 25th SEA Games, Laos.

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Annex A - About The SNOC Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP)
In the 1990s, under the direction of then President Dr. Yeo Ning Hong, the Singapore National Olympic Council devised an incentive scheme to reward medal-winning athletes. The SNOC Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme (MAP) provides a cash payout to athletes who win gold medals at the Olympic, Asian, Commonwealth and Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

The largest award is $1 million, payable to athletes who achieve a gold medal standing at the Olympic Games. The smallest is award is $10,000, for athletes who win a gold medal at the SEA Games. The value of the awards varies with the respective Games, with the Olympic Games providing significantly higher payouts. The awards also vary based on individual versus team events and team sports.

There are ceilings on the awards. Athletes will be entitled to awards up to a maximum of three individual gold medals won at the SEA Games, up to two individual gold medals won at the Commonwealth and Asian Games, and the first gold medal won at the Olympic Games. All awards are presented to the winning athlete, not the national sports association, and are taxable.

The Tote Board/Singapore Pools (Pte) Ltd is the primary sponsor of the SNOC MAP awards since 1993.

Athletes who break the South East Asian or Asian Games records will be awarded $5,000 and $50,000 respectively. This incentive does not apply to sports with no official records.

It is mandatory for all athletes to plough back 20% of the SNOC MAP awards to their National Sports Association for future training and development.
Annex B - SNOC MAP Award Recipients
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Individual Events

Sport

Event

Name(s)

Amount (SGD)

Athletics

Men's Discus Throw

James Wong Tuck Yim

$10,000.00

Women's Shot Put

Zhang Guirong

$10,000.00

Badminton

Women's Singles

Fu Mingtian

$10,000.00

Bowling

Women's Singles

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

$10,000.00

Women's Masters Step Ladder (2nd Gold)

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

$5,000.00

Canoeing

Women's 500m K1 Single

Geraldine Lee Wei Ling

$10,000.00

Cuesports

Men's English Billiard Single

Peter Edward Gilchrist

$10,000.00

Sailing

Women's Laser Radial Class

Victoria Chan Jing Hua

$10,000.00

Open Optimist Class

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama

$10,000.00

Shooting

Men's 10m Air Rifle

Zhang Jing

$10,000.00

Swimming

Men's 400m Individual Medley

Quah Zheng Wen

$10,000.00

Women's 100m Butterfly and SEA Games Record - 00:58:84

Tao Li

$15,000.00

Women's 200m Butterfly (2nd Gold)

Tao Li

$5,000.00

Women's 100m Backstroke (3rd Gold) and SEA Games Record - 01:02:11

Tao Li

$10,000.00

Women's 50m Butterfly (4th Gold)

Tao Li

$0.00

Men's 50m Butterfly

Joseph Isaac Schooling

$10,000.00

Men's 200m Butterfly (2nd Gold) and SEA Games Record - 01:56:67

Joseph Isaac Schooling

$10,000.00

Men's 200m Freestyle

Danny Yeo Kai Quan

$10,000.00

Men's 50m Freestyle

Arren Quek Xin Hui

$10,000.00

Women's 50m Backstroke

Shana Lim Jia Yi

$10,000.00

Women's 50m Freestyle and SEA Games Record - 00:25:77

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

$15,000.00

Men's 1500m Freestyle

Teo Zhen Ren

$10,000.00

Table Tennis

Women's Singles

Feng Tianwei

$10,000.00

Men's Singles

Gao Ning

$10,000.00

Water Ski

Women's Wakeboard

Sasha Christian

$10,000.00

Team Events

Sport

Event

Name(s)

Amount (SGD)

Bowling

Women's Team of Five

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

$15,000.00

Shayna Ng Lin Zhi

New Hui Fen

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

Jasmine Yeong-Nathan

Bridge

Women's Open Pairs

Seet Choon Cheng

$15,000.00

Tan Yoke Lan

Canoeing

Women's 200m K2 Doubles

Suzanne Seah

$15,000.00

Stephanie Chen Jiexian

Gymnastics

Women's Artistic Team

Lim Heem Wei

$15,000.00

Nur Atikah Nabilah Bte Muhd Jufrie

Foo En Ning

Rachel Giam Pei Shi

Krystal Khoo Oon Hui

Joey Tam Jing Ying

Sailing

Men's International 470 Class

Russell Kan Tsung Liang

$15,000.00

Terence Koh Seng Kiat

Women's International 470 Class

Dawn Liu Xiaodan

$15,000.00

Sara Tan Li Ching

Swimming

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

$15,000.00

Tao Li

Shana Lim Jia Yi

Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn

Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

$15,000.00

Tao Li

Mylene Ong Chui Bin

Koh Hui Yu

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

$15,000.00

Mylene Ong Chui Bin

Koh Hui Yu

Tao Li

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Russell Ong Kai Yi

$15,000.00

Arren Quek Xin Hui

Danny Yeo Kai Quan

Clement Lim Yong En

Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Danny Yeo Kai Quan

$15,000.00

Clement Lim Yong En

Mathews Jeremy Kevin

Teo Zhen Ren

Table Tennis

Mixed Doubles

Yang Zi

$15,000.00

Sun Beibei

Men's Doubles

Pang Xuejie

$15,000.00

Ma Liang

Women's Doubles

Feng Tianwei

$15,000.00

Sun Beibei

Wushu

Women's Duilian

Tay Yu Juan

$15,000.00

Tao Yi Jun

Emily Sin Min Li

Team Sports

Sport

Event

Name(s)

Amount (SGD)

Water Polo

Women's Team

Low Seet Teng

$30,000.00

Angeline Teo Yi Ling

Tan Su-Lynn

Shauna Christine Sim Hwei Sian

Adelyn Yew Yan Xiang

Loke En Yuan

Mary Kan Enci

Lynnette Jane Tan Hui Ying

Ong Cheng Jing

Chia T-Chien

Valerie Loh Hui Hui

Poh Zhi Ning

Jacquline Chow Chung Shan

Men's Team

Luo Nan

$30,000.00

Nigel Tay Sin Chao

Lin Diyan

Lin Diyang

Eugene Teo Zhen Wei

Koh Jian Ying

Brandon Chong Wei Ren

Lim Yao Xiang

Paul Louis Tan Jwee Ann

Loh Zhi Zhi

Kelvin Ong Weisheng

Marcus Goh Chengwei

Byron Quek Ruisheng

 

Annex C - Fact Sheet


Top Five Athletes for 2011 

1.

Tao Li

$41,250

1.   100m Butterfly

2.   SEA Games Record (100m Butterfly)

3.   200m Butterfly

4.   100m Backstroke

5.   SEA Games Record (100m Backstroke)

6.   50m Butterfly

7.   4x100m Medley Relay

8.   4x200m Freestyle Relay

2.

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

$26,250

1.   50m Freestyle

2.   SEA Games Record (50m Freestyle)

3.   4x100m Medley Relay

4.   4x100m Freestyle Relay

5.   4x200m Freestyle Relay

3.

Joseph Isaac Schooling

$20,000

1.   50m Butterfly

2.   200m Butterfly

3.   SEA Games Record (200m Butterfly)

4.

Feng Tianwei

$17,500

1.   Women's Singles

2.   Women's Doubles

5.

Danny  Yeo Kai Quan

$17,500

1.   200m Freestyle

2.   4x100m Freestyle Relay

3.   4x200m Freestyle Relay

 

Top Three Sports for 2011 

1.

Swimming

$190,000

2.

Table Tennis

$65,000

3.

Sailing

$50,000

 

Top Five Athletes for 2007 & 2009                                             

 

2007

2009

1.

Mohd Zain Amat (Shooting)

$20,000

Tao Li (Swimming)

$40,000

2.

Choo Choon Seng (Shooting)

$20,000

Quah Ting Wen (Swimming)

$40,000

3.

Nicolette Teo Wei Min (Swimming)  

$18,750

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Swimming)

$25,000

4.

Tabitha Tay Jia Hui (Gymnastics)

$17,500

Lynette Lim Shu-En (Swimming)

$25,000

5.

Bryan Tay Zhirong (Swimming)

$17,500

Zach Ong Wei Shien (Swimming)

$20,000

6.     

Gao Ning (Table Tennis)

$17,500

 

 

 

Top Three Sports for 2007 & 2009                                  

 

2007

 

2009

 

1.

Swimming

$110,000

Swimming

$200,000

2.

Shooting

$95,000

Shooting

$80,000

3.

Table Tennis

$95,000

Table Tennis

$70,000

 

Total MAP Rewards Disbursed for 2007 - 2011

2007 (24th SEA Games)

$520,000

2009 (25th SEA Games)

$460,000

2011 (26th SEA Games)

$525,000

 

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