Teo Wee Chin
Wee Chin is a naturally gifted sailor, who has represented Singapore from the young age of 10. Highlights in his sailing career include a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games as helm of Singapore’s keelboat team; a bronze medal with Justin Wong in the Hobie 16 class at the Youth European Championships; and a 2005 SEA Games in the 420 class with then-partner Terence Koh.
Among Singapore’s most versatile sailors, Wee Chin has produced consistent results throughout sailing. At the 2001 Optimist World Championships, Wee Chin placed 5th of 208 competitors. At the SEA Games in Malaysia that year, he won a bronze medal. He scooped up another bronze medal in 2002 at the Asian Games in Korea.
In 2003, Wee Chin was paired with Terence Koh in the 420 class. They sailed in the 2004 ISAF Youth World Championships and came in 6th out of 32 nations. They improved significantly the year after to become Singapore’s first Gold Medalists at the ISAF Youth Worlds.
His ability to work with a variety of partners and his successful track record clearly proves his potential as a future Olympic sailor. With partner Justin Wong, Wee Chin is aiming for the 2008 Beijing Games in the 470 class.