Team Singapore at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo: Sport Singapore)

31 May
2016

Rio 2016 athletes endorsed by the SNOC

Category: Olympic Games

Singapore, 31 May 2016 – The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Selection Committee, chaired by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development and President of SNOC, met today to consider the athletes who have made the cut and have been nominated by the National Sports Associations (NSAs) to be part of Team Singapore at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

Twenty-one athletes have earned quota spots through their respective sports’ Olympic qualification process. A larger list of athletes was also given the in-principle endorsement, subject to their International Federations’ qualification criteria and confirmation, as well as NSAs’ internal selection processes – which will all conclude in July 2016.

As part of the IAAF’s (International Association of Athletics Federation) universality places policy, Team Singapore will also be represented in one male and one female events in Athletics if there are no qualified athletes. The qualification period will end 11 July 2016 and the IAAF will inform National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the qualified and universality places by 14 July 2016.

Likewise for FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation), NOCs that do not have a qualified swimmer in either gender may also enter one swimmer to participate in one event, subject to eligibility criteria laid out by FINA.

Said Mr Chris Chan, Secretary-General of the SNOC, “For the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we have confirmed 21 athletes and three pending confirmation from the International Federations and the National Sports Associations which means there will likely be 24 athletes representing Team Singapore – one more athlete than the 23-strong athlete contingent at the London 2012 Games. More than half of the contingent will make their debut and there are also seasoned campaigners who are participating in their second or third Olympic Games. We look forward to a positive outing in Rio.”

Said Mr Low Teo Ping, Chef de Mission for Team Singapore at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, “We are excited counting down to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The support teams have been working hard behind the scenes to help the athletes prepare for the Games. Sports such as swimming, sailing and shooting have done well in qualification, setting a record number of athletes qualifying on merit for these sports. We look forward to flying the Singapore flag high in Rio.”

List of athletes endorsed by the SNOC for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

No. Name Sport Event Qualification details
1 Derek Wong Zi Liang** Badminton Men’s Singles Olympic ranking list – 31/34 (5 May 2016)
2 Liang Xiao Yu*+ Badminton Women’s Singles Olympic ranking list – 21/34 (5 May 2016)
3 Saiyidah Aisyah Binte Mohamed Raffa’ee* Rowing Women’s Single Sculls 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta (Chungju, South Korea)
4 Colin Cheng Xin Ru** Sailing Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships (Santander, Spain)
5 Elizabeth Yin Yue Ling** Sailing Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships (Santander, Spain)
6 Justin Liu Xia Man* Sailing Mixed Event – Multihull Nacra 17 Asia Continental Qualification Event – ISAF Sailing World Cup (Qingdao, China)
7 Denise Lim Ke Xin* Sailing Mixed Event – Multihull Nacra 17 Asia Continental Qualification Event – ISAF Sailing World Cup (Qingdao, China)
8 Jovina Choo Bei Fen* Sailing Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 Asia Continental Qualification Event – ISAF Sailing World Cup (Qingdao, China)
9 Amanda Ng Kai Ling* Sailing Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 Asia Continental Qualification Event – ISAF Sailing World Cup (Qingdao, China)
10 Griselda Khng* Sailing Women’s Skiff – 49er FX 2015 49er & 49er FX World Championships (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
11 Sara Tan Li Ching* Sailing Women’s Skiff – 49er FX 2015 49er & 49er FX World Championships (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
12 Leonard Ong* Sailing Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X Asia Continental Qualification Event – ASAF Cup (Abu Dhabi)
13 Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei** Shooting

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

 

 

Women’s 10m Air Rifle

Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition (New Delhi, India)

 

As Jasmine has qualified for the Women’s 50m 3P event, she has also earned a discretionary spot in the 10m Air Rifle event having met the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) in the 10m Air Rifle event.

14 Teo Shun Xie* Shooting

Women’s 25m Pistol

 

 

Women’s 10m Air Pistol

Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition (New Delhi, India)

 

As Shun Xie has qualified for the Women’s 25m Pistol event, she also earned a discretionary spot in the 10m Air Pistol event having met the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) in the 10m Air Pistol event.

15 Joseph Isaac Schooling** Swimming Men: 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly

Met A qualifying time for four events: 100m Freestyle – 48.45 (8 June 2015, Singapore)

200m Freestyle – 1:47.79 (7 June 2015, Singapore), 100m Butterfly – 50.96 (2 August 2015, Kazan, Russia), 200m Butterfly – 1:55.73 (8 June 2015, Singapore)

16 Quah Zheng Wen** Swimming Men: 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly

Met A qualifying time for three events:

100m Backstroke – 54.03 (11 August 2015, Moscow, Russia), 100m Butterfly – 52.25 (6 Nov 2015, Dubai), 200m Butterfly – 1:56.26 (7 Nov 2015, Dubai)

17 Chen Feng* Table Tennis Men’s Singles 2016 Asian Olympic Qualification (SEA Zone) – 14 April 2016, Hong Kong
18 Gao Ning*** Table Tennis Men’s Singles Olympic ranking – 24/84 (6 May 2016)
19 Feng Tian Wei*** Table Tennis

Women’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Women’s Team

2016 Asian Olympic Qualification (SEA Zone) – 14 April 2016, Hong Kong

 

NOCs with two (2) singles athletes qualified through any of the singles Olympic qualification methods will be eligible for team qualification and will receive one (1) additional athlete quota place from the Team Quota to form teams of three (3) athletes.

 

20 Yu Meng Yu* Table Tennis

Women’s Singles

 

 

Women’s Team

Olympic ranking – 11/84 (6 May 2016)

 

NOCs with two (2) singles athletes qualified through any of the singles Olympic qualification methods will be eligible for team qualification and will receive one (1) additional athlete quota place from the Team Quota to form teams of three (3) athletes.

21 Zhou Yi Han* Table Tennis Women’s Team NOCs with two (2) singles athletes qualified through any of the singles Olympic qualification methods will be eligible for team qualification and will receive one (1) additional athlete quota place from the Team Quota to form teams of three (3) athletes.

Legend:
* = first Summer Olympic Games
** = second Summer Olympic Games
*** = third Summer Olympic Games
+ = Youth Olympian

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