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Reflecting on Team Singapore's exploits in Glasgow

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After 11 days of intense competition, the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow comes to a close. 70 athletes competing in seven sports represented the Republic in the quadrennial Games, with a medal haul of eight Gold, five Silver and four Bronze medals; this in addition to two Games records, seven national records and personal bests set.

Let us now take this opportunity to celebrate some of the many inspiring and historic breakthrough performances by our Team Singapore athletes.


Teo Shun Xie delivered the first Gold medal for Singapore in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol event, and in doing so, also setting a Final Commonwealth Games Record (FGR).

Fellow Team Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser also won a Gold medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions; also setting a Final Commonwealth Games Record (FGR) for this event. 

Jasmine and Yafei

Team Singapore shooter Jasmine Ser (third from left) won a Gold medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions and set a Final Commonwealth Games Record in the process. (Photo by Commonwealth Games Singapore)


Joseph Schooling won a Silver medal for Singapore with a time of 51.69 seconds in the Men's 100m Butterfly Finals. This is a new national record and his new personal best.

Did you know that 

• His timing of 51.69 seconds is the 4th fastest time in the world this year. This is just 0.02 seconds slower than Michael Phelps' best time of 2014 

• It is also the fastest time in Asia this year 

• If this were the Asian Games, it would have been a new Asian Games record! 

• This is the top 50 fastest time ever in the 100m Butterfly Event • Joseph is the first Singaporean and South East Asian to go under 52 seconds in this event


Derek Wong became the first Singaporean to reach the finals of the badminton Men’s Singles event at the Commonwealth Games. While he missed out on the Gold medal after losing to India's Kashkap Parupalli 1-2, his silver medal win earned him a place in Singapore’s sporting history. 

Danny, Derek and Chayut

Team Singapore shuttlers Danny Christnanta, Derek Wong and Chayut Triyachart. (Photo by Commonwealth Games Singapore)

Following in Derek’s footsteps, Chrisnanta and Triyachart were also the first Singaporean duo to reach the finals of the badminton Men’s Doubles event at the Commonwealth Games. They too had to be contented with a Silver medal after losing 1-2 to Malaysia's Tan Wee Kiong and Goh Wei Shem.


Team Singapore gymnast Hoe Wah Toon earned a place in the history of Singapore gymnastics with a bronze medal win in the Individual Men’s Artistic Vault. This was the first medal for Singapore at the Commonwealth Games.

Table Tennis

Team Singapore’s paddlers ended their Commonwealth Games 2014 on a high as the competing parties added three more medals to the tally on the second last day of the Games. 

TT Contingent
Team Singapore's table tennis contingent. (Photo by Commonwealth Games Singapore)

Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu took 28 minutes to overcome Australia’s team of Lay Jian Fang and Miao Miao and emerged with the Gold medal for the Women’s Doubles. There was more good news on the men’s table tennis front, as the nation added another two medals after Gao Ning and Zhan Jian battled out for Gold in the Men’s Singles Finals.

In all, the Table Tennis contingent brought home six Golds, two Silvers and two Bronzes.

Besides these history-changing moments, a series of national records and personal bests were also broken during the Games period.

National records & personal bests



Sport/ Event




Clement Lim

Swimming Men’s 100m Free

PB (23.39)

Heats: 23.27


Quah Zheng Wen

Swimming Men’s 100m Fly

PB (55.49)

Heats: 55.46 SF: 54.29


Joseph Schooling

Swimming Men’s 50m Fly

NR & PB (24.06)

SF: 23.48


Joseph Schooling

Swimming Men’s 100m Fly

NR & PB (52.33)

SF: 52.22 Finals:51.69


Joseph Schooling

Swimming Men’s 100m Free


(50.51 Split)

50.05 Split


Joseph Schooling, Danny Yeo, Quah Zheng Wen & Clement Lim

Swimming Men’s 4x100m Free

NR (3:21.74)

Finals: 3:20.98


Lewis Chua

Weight lifting 105kg category


316 kg (136kg snatch + 180kg clean and jerk)

Total lift of 315kg (135kg snatch, 182kg clean and jerk)

Well done, Team Singapore!

Continue to keep your cheers coming in as Team Singapore prepares for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games happening from 16 to 28 August 2014 and the 2014 Incheon Asian Games from 19 September to 4 October 2014. 

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