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London 2012 Olympic Games – Singapore Canoeist Qualifies For K1 500M Women Event

The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) received official notification on Jun 11, 2012, from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) that Singapore has qualified for a place for the K1 500m Women event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The SCF Council confirmed that Ms. Geraldine Lee Wei Ling is the selected athlete as the Singapore’s representative for Canoeing, and her name will be proposed to SNOC for the London 2012 Olympic Games for their final selection.

Geraldine Lee has been selected by SCF based on her consistency and commitment to training. Geraldine has over the last five years demonstrated consistent improvement in her results. She participated in the 14th Asian Canoe Sprint Championships and Qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games and achieved 4th position in the K1 500M Women and 5th position in the K1 200M Women events. Geraldine also bagged 1 Gold and 3 Silver medals at the 26thSEA Games 2011 to bring glory to the country.

Geraldine Lee had made many sacrifices in her studies and personal time to train hard for each major championship. Geraldine is currently training overseas in Europe as part of her training programme toward the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The SNOC and SCF are confident that this opportunity would be a valuable one for Geraldine as she embarks on her Olympic Games debut.

For media enquiries, please contact Mr. Chris Chan, Secretary General, SNOC at 65005502 or Mr. Joseph Ang, General Manager or Mr. Chua Kee Huat, President of Singapore Canoe Federation at 63446337.

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