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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu interact with staff and athletes at the Singapore Sports Institute. Photo: Sport Singapore

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, visited the the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) on Tuesday morning.


During the visit, which was led by Sport Singapore’s upper echelon including Chairman Richard Seow, CEO Lim Teck Yin, and SSI Chief Toh Boon Yi, PM Lee and Minister Fu were briefed on the Singapore High Performance Sports System that helps Team Singapore athletes prepare for competition in the international arena. 

PM lee visit SSI

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gets introduced to Team Singapore kayaker Brandon Ooi and the Biomechanics team (from left, Derrick Sim, Senior Laboratory Officer, Dr Luqman Aziz, Sport Biomechanist and Dr Marcus Lee, Head, Sport Biomechanist). Photo: Sport Singapore


The VIPs were taken on a tour through the different sections and facilities offered by the SSI, including the gym, human performance lab (environmental chamber and altitude house), sports nutrition lab, sports medicine centre and an area dedicated to sports psychology and biomechanics. 

PM Lee visit SSI

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu interacting with Team Singapore divers Timothy and Mark Lee. Photo: Sport Singapore 


PM Lee and Minister Fu ended their tour with a mini meet-and-greet session with a select group of athletes and coaches including sprint queen Shanti Pereira, divers Timothy and Mark Lee, swimmer Theresa Goh, archer Nur Syahidah Alim and shuttler Liang Xiaoyu. 

PM Lee visit SSI

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong signs a wall mural at the Singapore Sports Institute. Photo: Sport Singapore 


PM Lee also left a memento and signed a wall mural featuring a quote of his own: “The Singapore story is the story of ordinary Singaporeans doing extraordinary things together. It is your story, my story, and the stories of everyone around us.”


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