Inspiring Performances by Team Singapore at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

04 Aug 2014

  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games demonstrated a perfect opportunity for Team Singapore athletes to benchmark against some of the top sport talents in the world
  • Historic performances from swimming and badminton, quality performances by our young athletes
  • Chef de Mission pleased with overall performance, grades Team Singapore B+

Glasgow, 3 August 2014 – After 10 days at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the competition for Team Singapore athletes have ended. Team Singapore clinched a medal haul of eight Gold, five Silver and four Bronze medals (17 medals) to conclude their Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games campaign.

Seventy athletes competing in seven sports and 35 officials represented Singapore in the quadrennial Commonwealth Games. Many inspiring and historic breakthrough performances were achieved. Two Games records, seven national records and personal bests were set.

Nation-inspiring performances

Among the significant medal moments which awed a nation included Joseph Schooling winning Singapore’s first ever swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games. Schooling finished behind Olympic champion Chad le Clos (RSA) with a national record of 51.69 seconds, breaking the national record and his own personal best to win a silver medal.

Shooter Jasmine Ser, who won four medals at the previous Commonwealth Games, impressed everyone with an almost flawless performance in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event to win a gold medal.

Derek Wong, Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart, also made their mark in the history books being the first shuttlers to feature in the badminton men’s singles and doubles finals, winning silver medals for Singapore in the two events.

The table tennis team continued their dominance in the field, particularly, in the women’s singles event, where Singapore paddlers swept all three medals on the podium winning gold, silver and bronze.

Young debutant punching above their weight

Martina Veloso, at 14 years old, is no doubt the youngest athlete in the contingent, however she demonstrated that her age is by no means a disadvantage at the Games. Veloso finished fifth in the 10m air rifle shooting event, a credible and encouraging result for a debutant who will be heading to the Youth Olympic Games and Asian Games later this year.

Benchmarking against the best

Said Chef de Mission Low Teo Ping, “The overall experience at the Commonwealth Games has been fantastic. The comfort of the Games Village and the friendliness of the volunteers have created a fun and warm environment for our athletes and officials. These are great examples which I hope we can learn and replicate at the 2015 SEA Games.”

“I also like to give a shout out to our team officials and support staff from the National Sports Associations, Commonwealth Games Singapore, Singapore Sports Institute and Sport Singapore, their efforts and care to our athletes have been excellent. This level of support is testament to the increasing standards of sports support we have in Singapore.”

“The Commonwealth Games have also served our athletes an opportunity to gauge where they are in high performance among the top regional and international competition. Over the last 10 days, we have been up against competition we never knew existed. It is important for the athletes to know where they stand in terms of standards among leading nations in sports which we have participated.”

“Long gone is the mentality of Singapore’s dominance in certain sports as new powerhouses are fast emerging in sports such as table tennis, badminton and shooting. It is important that these Games give our athletes a platform where they can perform and excel and give them an opportunity to strengthen their self-belief, so that they can also continue to do well at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games and 2015 SEA Games.”

“Overall, I thank Team Singapore for giving Singapore the historic and inspiring moments here in Glasgow, I am very pleased and would grade their performance at the Commonwealth Games a B+.”

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Medal Tally –

Annex A – Team Singapore Medal Tally & Medallists
TOTAL: 15 (8 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals)

1GoldTeo Shun XieShootingWomen's 10m Air Pistol
2GoldJasmine SerShootingWomen's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
3GoldClarence Chew
Li Hu
Zhan Jian
Gao Ning
Yang Zi
Table TennisMen's Team
4GoldFeng Tianwei
Isabelle Li
Yu Mengyu
Lin Ye
Zhou Yihan
Table TennisWomen's Team
5Gold Zhan JianTable TennisMen's Singles
6GoldFeng TianweiTable TennisWomen's Singles
7GoldGao Ning Li HuTable TennisMen's Doubles
8GoldFeng Tianwei
Yu Mengyu
Table TennisWomen's Doubles
9SilverJoseph SchoolingSwimmingMen's 100m Fly
10SilverGao NingTable TennisMen's Singles
11SilverYu MengyuTable TennisWomen's Singles
12SilverDerek WongBadmintonMen's Singles
13SilverDanny Chrisnanta
Chayut Triyachart
BadmintonMen's Doubles
14BronzeHoe Wah ToonGymnasticsIndividual Men's Artistic Vault
15BronzeDerek Wong
Danny Chrisnanta
Chayut Triyachart
Huang Chao
Terry Hee
Yao Lei
Shinta Mulia Sari
Vanessa Neo
Fu Mingtian
Liang Xiaoyu
BadmintonMixed Team
16BronzeLin YeTable TennisWomen's Singles
17 BronzeZhan Jian
Yang Zi
Table TennisMen's Doubles

Annex B – Medal milestones, national records and personal best
1. Medal milestones

1GoldTeo Shun XieShootingWomen's 10m Air Pistol
2GoldJasmine SerShootingWomen's 50m Rifle 3 Positions
3SilverJoseph SchoolingSwimmingMen's 100m Fly
4SilverDerek WongBadmintonMen's Singles
5SilverDanny Chrisnanta and Chayut TriyachartBadmintonMen's Doubles
6BronzeHow Wah ToonGymnasticsIndividual Men's Artistic Vault

2. National records & personal bests

No.NameSport / EventTimingRemarks
1Clement LimSwimming Men's 100m FreePB (23.39)Heats: 23.27
2Quah Zheng WenSwimming Men's 100m FlyPB (55.49)Heats: 55.46
SF: 54.29
3Joseph SchoolingSwimming Men's 50m FlyNR & PB (24.06) SF: 23.48
4Joseph SchoolingSwimming Men's 100m FlyNR & PB (52.33)SF: 52.22
Finals: 51.69
5Joseph SchoolingSwimming Men's
4 x 100m Free
NR & PB (50.51 Split)50.05 Split
6Joseph Schooling, Danny Yeo, Quah Zheng Wen & Clement LimSwimming Men's
4 x 100m Free
NR (3:21.74)Finals: 3:20.98
7Lewis ChuaWeight lifting 105kg categoryNR & PB 316 kg (136kg snatch +180kg clean and jerk)Total lift of 315kg (135kg snatch, 182kg clean and jerk)