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Updated: 12/18/2013 16:48 | By Channel NewsAsia

SEA Games: Team Singapore athletes breaking new ground, says Dr Tony Tan

SEA Games: Team Singapore athletes breaking new ground, says Dr Tony Tan


SEA Games: Team Singapore athletes breaking new ground, says Dr Tony Tan

SINGAPORE: Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam said that he was delighted that Team Singapore athletes are breaking new ground at the SEA Games, currently on in Myanmar.

Writing on his Facebook page, Dr Tan noted that Mok Ying Ren made history in winning Singapore's first-ever gold medal in the marathon, while Chan Jing Ru won the first archery gold in 30 years.

Dinah Chan and Saiyidah Aisyah also won Singapore's first gold medals in cycling and rowing respectively since 1997.

President Tan said their pioneering achievements boded well for Singapore sports, and their determination is an inspiration to all Singaporeans.

Dr Tan also urged Team Singapore to keep up the good work. - CNA/ac

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