SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Special Olympians had a special reception at the Istana on Saturday.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife hosted the athletes, officials and coaches who represented the nation at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea last month.
The athletes were invited to the Istana, after bringing home an unprecedented eight medals. Four of them were gold medals.
The medals were won in the short track speed skating category.
The skaters and the floor hockey team were introduced to the president, who paid tribute to the athletes.
President Tan said: "Not only was this an achievement, the team which we sent also won the first medals for Singapore at an international skating competition. Our athletes in this Special Olympics Winter Games, have, I believe, indeed been very brave and very courageous. They flew the Singapore flag high at the Special Olympics World Winter Games, and they were an inspiration to many Singaporeans."
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