Dual-Contingent Ceremony Marks The Start Of Team Singapore’s Major Games Journey In 2014

01 Jul 2014

Singapore, 01 July 2014 – More than 80 Team Singapore athletes gathered at a flag presentation ceremony today to kick off their journey towards doing Team Singapore proud at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing taking place in July and August respectively. Amongst the contingent are also four athletes who will be taking part in both Games. 

2. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and President, Singapore National Olympic Council said, “I would like to congratulate all our athletes who have been selected to compete for our nation, and to fly our flag high overseas. Every major Games is special and each celebrates a common theme. Through sports, we are able to connect to different communities in our society and it is only through one’s endeavours that the nation comes together to stand together as one Team Singapore.”

3. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture Community and Youth also joined Minister Tan to present the Singapore flags as a symbol of honour to the Chefs de Mission (CDMs) and the flag bearers for the respective Games. 

20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

4. Opening the Games season is 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Singapore will be fielding a contingent of 70 athletes to compete in seven sports, led by CDM Low Teo Ping. 

5. Says Mr Low, “Over the last few years, our athletes have been giving us more and more reason to cheer; and even our young athletes are performing better and better on the international stage. Not all will end up winning medals but, they have always displayed true determination and grit; performing to the best of their abilities. These are values every athlete should display every time they don our Singapore colours. I am looking forward to working with the team to deliver an inspiring performance that will make Singapore proud.”

2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing

6. Next in the line-up is the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, held in Nanjing, 16 to 28 August.  17 athletes will be representing Singapore in seven sports at the Games, led by CDM Mark Chay. 

7. “The Youth Olympic Games is an invaluable platform for our Team Singapore youth athletes to develop their knowledge and skills on a global stage. The Youth Olympic Games is unique in that the Culture and Education programme is just as important as the competition itself. Our athletes have trained hard and I am sure we can expect them to give their all with performances which will inspire us. I hope that Singaporeans will get behind our young athletes and cheer them on,” said Mr Chay.

Doing their best in Glasgow and Nanjing

8. Amongst the strong Team Singapore contingent are four athletes who are given the opportunity to fly the Singapore flag high in Glasgow and Nanjing. The four women are swimmers Nur Marina Chan and Samantha Yeo, shuttler Liang Xiaoyu and shooter Martina Veloso.  

9. “It is an honour to be able to represent Singapore in not one, but two extremely prestigious competitions,” said Ms Samantha Yeo, a Team Singapore swimmer representing Singapore in both the Commonwealth and Youth Olympic Games. She adds, “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance that not many people get to experience and for this, I am extremely grateful. Lots of work will have to be done in order to maintain and be in my best possible form for both events, but with the support of Singaporeans cheering me on, I am looking forward to enjoying my race, to hitting as many personal best times as much as possible and to doing Singapore proud.”

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ANNEX A: Games Fact Sheet

20th Commonwealth Games 

Location: Glasgow, Scotland 
Games Period: 23 July – 3 August 2014
Contingent Size: 70 athletes
No. of Sports Contingent Participating In: 7 sports (Athletics, Badminton, Gymnastics, Shooting, Aquatics – Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting)
Chef de Mission (CDM): Mr Low Teo Ping
Flag Bearer: Ms Lim Heem Wei (Gymnastics)
Pledge Taker: Mr Derek Wong (Badminton) 

2nd Youth Olympic Games 

Location: Nanjing, China 
Games Period: 16 – 28 August 2014
Contingent Size: 17 athletes
No. of Sports Contingent Participating In: 7 sports (Aquatics – Diving and Swimming, Badminton, Gymnastics, Sailing, Shooting, Table Tennis and Triathlon)
Chef de Mission (CDM): Mr Mark Chay 
Flag Bearer: Mr Jonathan Chan (Aquatics – Diving)


ANNEX B: 20th Commonwealth Games Contingent List

S/n

Name

Sport

1

Kugapriya D/O Chandran (F)

Athletics

2

Dipna Lim Prasad (F)

 

3

Wendy Enn (F)

 

4

Mok Ying Ren (M)

 

5

Pereira Veronica Shanti (F)

 

6

Eugenia Tan Yan Ning (F)

 

7

Habibah Najihahbi Binte Ahmad (F)

 

8

Kang Li Loong, Calvin (M)

 

9

Muhammad Amirudin Bin Jamal (M)

 

10

Muhammad Elfi Bin mustapa (M)

 

11

Muhammad Naqib Bin Asmin (M)

 

12

Yeo Foo Ee, Gary (M)

 

13

Lee Cheng Wei (M)

 

14

Wong Zi Liang, Derek (M)

Badminton

15

Huang Chao (M)

 

16

Danny Bawa Chrisnanta (M)

 

17

Triyachart Chayut (M)

 

18

Shinta Mulia Sari (F)

 

19

Fu MingTian (F)

 

20

Hee Yong Kai, Terry (M)

 

21

Liang Xiaoyu (F)

 

22

Neo Yu Yan, Vanessa (F)

 

23

Yao Lei (F)

 

24

Chia Daphne Teresa (F)

Gymnastics

25

Tong Kah Mun (F)

 

26

Joey Tam Jing Ying (F)

 

27

Michelle Teo Yin Zhi (F)

 

28

Ashly Lau Wei-Ning (F)

 

29

Janessa Dai Min Yi (F)

 

30

Phaan Yi Lin (F)

 

31

Tay Wei-An, Terry (M)

 

32

Gan Zi Jie, Gabriel (M)

 

33

Hoe Wah Toon (M)

 

34

Aizat Bin Muhammad Jufrie (M)

 

35

Lim Heem Wei (F)

 

36

Timothy Tay Kai Cheng (M)

 

37

Keith Chan (M)

Shooting

38

Tay Seng Liang Sean (M)

 

39

Martina Lindsay P Veloso (F)

 

40

Li Yafei (F)

 

41

Ser Xiang Wei, Jasmine (F)

 

42

Lim Wen Yi, Abel (M)

 

43

Tan Ling Chiao, Nicole (F)

 

44

Lim Swee Hon (M)

 

45

Gai Bin (M)

 

46

Poh Lip Meng (M)

 

47

Teo Shun Xie (F)

 

48

Nur Marina Chan Shi Min Alif Abdullah (F)

Swimming

49

Lim Xiang Qi (F)

 

50

Quah Ting Wen (F)

 

51

Lynette Lim Shu-En (F)

 

52

Tao Li (F)

 

53

Samantha Louisa Yeo Ginn (F)

 

54

Yeo Kai Quan (M)

 

55

Quah Zheng Wen (M)

 

56

Christopher Cheong Ee Hong (M)

 

57

Clement Lim Yong'En (M)

 

58

Joseph Isaac Schooling (M)

 

59

Zhan Jian (M)

Table Tennis

60

Chew Zhe Yu, Clarence (M)

 

61

Li Hu (M)

 

62

Isabelle Li Siyun (F)

 

63

Lin Ye (F)

 

64

Zhou Yihan (F)

 

65

Gao Ning (M)

 

66

Yang Zi (M)

 

67

Feng Tianwei (F)

 

68

Yu Mengyu (F)

 

69

Lewis Chua Yong Hwee (M)

Weightlifting

70

Wong Wei Gen, Scott (M)

 



ANNEX C: 2nd Youth Olympic Games Contingent List

 

Athletes who have qualified for the YOG

Sport

1

Jonathan Chan

Aquatics-Diving 10 m platform (M)

2

Nur Marina Chan Shi Min Alif Abdullah

Aquatics-Swimming 100m Freestyle (W)

3

Samantha Louis Yeo Gin

Aquatics-Swimming 200m Breaststroke (W)

4

Darren Lim Fang Yue

Aquatics-Swimming  50m Freestyle (M)

5

Dylan Koo Longhai

Aquatics-Swimming 200m Butterfly (M)

6

Bernard Ong Soon Yang

Badminton Singles (M)

7

Liang Xiaoyu

Badminton Singles (W)

8

Nadine Joy Nathan

Gymnastics Artistic All-events (W)

9

Bernie Chin

Sailing Byte CII (M)

10

Samantha Yom

Sailing Byte CII (W)

11

Ynez Lim

Sailing Techno 293 (windsurfing) (W)

12

Martina Lindsay Veloso

Shooting 10 metre Air Rifle (W)

13

Teh Xiu Yi

Shooting 10 metre Air Pistol (W)

14

Yee Herng Hwee

Table Tennis Singles (W)

15

Yin Jing Yuan

Table Tennis Singles (M)

16

Bryce Chong

Triathlon Individual Sprint (M)

17

Denise Chia

Triathlon Individual Sprint (W)



Athletes heading to both Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympic Games


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