Olympics: Team Singapore athletes have 'outdone themselves'

SINGAPORE - Singapore's chef de mission to the Olympics, Ms Jessie Phua, delivered a glowing assessment of Team Singapore, reported The Straits Times.

"Our athletes have outdone themselves at these Games," she said. "My warmest congratulations to all of them, especially to our table tennis athletes who have brought glory to Singapore, and to all who have set new records and raised the bar higher by clocking their personal bests."

Singapore's 23-member squad delivered two bronze medals from table tennis, while swimmer Tao Li smashed the national record in the 100m backstroke.

Other notable achievements at the Games include the table tennis men reaching the quarter-finals of the team event for the first time, and Colin Cheng coming in 15th in the Laser Standard - the best finish ever by a Singapore sailor at the Olympics.

Gymnast Lim Heem Wei and 100m sprinter Gary Yeo also posted new personal bests.

Said Ms Phua: "We are very proud of these athletes and what they have achieved, and we hope to see greater participation in these sports in future Olympics."

candicec@sph.com.sg

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