Singapore at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Singapore at the Olympic Games

Flag of Singapore
IOC code  SIN
NOC Singapore National Olympic Council
Website www.singaporeolympics.com
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 23 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Feng Tianwei (opening)
Colin Cheng (closing)
Medals
Rank: 75
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Other related appearances
Malaysia Malaysia (1964)

Singapore competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Olympics, except for two different editions. Singapore was part of the Malaysian team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but did not attend at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, because of its partial support to the United States boycott.

The Singapore National Olympic Council sent a total of 23 athletes to the Games, 8 men and 15 women, to compete in 9 sports.[1] For the second time in its Olympic history, Singapore was represented by more female than male athletes. Seven Singaporean athletes had competed in Beijing, including swimmer Tao Li, who finished fifth in the women's butterfly event. Among the sports played by the athletes, Singapore also marked its Olympic debut in sprint canoeing and artistic gymnastics.

This was Singapore's most successful Olympics after winning two bronze medals in table tennis. Feng Tianwei, who claimed the bronze for the women's singles event, became the first Singaporean athlete to win an individual medal since 1960.[2] Feng also led her compatriots Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu to take another Olympic bronze medal for Singapore in the women's team event against South Korea.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Feng Tianwei Table tennis Women's singles 1 August
 Bronze Feng Tianwei
Li Jiawei
Wang Yuegu
Table tennis Women's team 7 August

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Yeo Foo Ee Gary 100 m 10.57 2 Q 10.69 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dipna Lim Prasad 100 m hurdles 14.68 7 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Derek Wong Zi Liang Men's singles  Zilberman (ISR)
W (21–9, 21–15)
 Jørgensen (DEN)
L (14–21, 17–21)
N/A 2 Did not advance
Gu Juan Women's singles  Fašungová (SVK)
W (21–5, 21–11)
 Na (AUS)
W (21–10, 21–7)
N/A 1 Q  Cheng S-c (TPE)
L (18–21, 10–21)
Did not advance
Shinta Mulia Sari
Yao Lei
Women's doubles  Cheng W-h /
Chien Y-c (TPE)
L (21–18, 15–21, 15–21)
 Fujii /
Kakiiwa (JPN)
L (21–16, 19–21, 10–21)
 Gutta /
Ponnappa (IND)
L (16–21, 15–21)
4 Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Singapore has qualified one athlete for the women's events. This is the first time a Singaporean canoeist has qualified for the Olympic games.[3] Geraldine managed to qualify for the semi-finals for the K-1 500 m event.[4] She was eventually placed twenty-first out of 24 competitors in the event, beating her own target of bettering at least one other country.[4]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Geraldine Lee Wei Ling Women's K-1 200 m 45.552 8 Did not advance
Women's K-1 500 m 2:01.037 4 Q 2:01.516 7 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Lim Heem Wei is the only Singaporean gymnast to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympic games, and the first ever Singaporean gymnast to qualify for an Olympic games.[3] She eventually achieved the forty-fifth position in the Women's artistic qualification event.[5]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Lim Heem Wei All-around 12.033 13.333 12.400 13.033 50.799 45 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Singapore had qualified 1 boat each for the Men's Laser and Women's Laser Radial categories.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Colin Cheng Xin Ru Laser 4 25 26 20 28 34 10 2 17 14 EL 145 15
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Elizabeth Yin Yue Ling Laser Radial 34 27 29 13 28 12 26 18 19 25 EL 197 24

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei 50 m rifle 3 positions 577 29 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 394 24 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Singaporean swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[6][7]

Singaporean swimmers were all coached by Sergio López Miró, a swimmer competing for Spain who won the bronze medal in the men's 200 m breaststroke event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Quah Zheng Wen 200 m backstroke 2:03.45 35 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:26.81 33 N/A Did not advance
Joseph Schooling 100 m butterfly 53.63 35 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:59.18 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lim Shu En Lynette 400 m freestyle 4:18.64 30 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:52.92 31 N/A Did not advance
Mylene Ong Chui Bin 100 m freestyle 56.33 29 Did not advance
Tao Li 100 m backstroke 1:01.60 26 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.34 11 Q 58.18 10 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Singapore has qualified four athletes for singles table tennis events. Based on their world rankings as of 16 May 2011 Gao Ning and Yang Zi have qualified for the men's event; Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu have qualified for the women's.[8] In the Southeast Asian Qualification Tournament Singapore won a third spot in the men's (Zhan Jian) and the women's (Li Jiawei),[9] however they can not compete in the singles event due to only a maximum of 2 athletes per gender being allowed, though they will compete in the team event. Singapore Table Tennis Association has set a target of 2 medals in this event, 1 more than what they achieved at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.[10]

Feng Tianwei won the bronze medal for the women's singles event, becoming the first Singaporean athlete to win an individual medal since the 1960 Summer Olympics, where weightlifter Tan Howe Liang won a silver medal.[2]

Li Jiawei, Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu's win against South Korea for the women's team Bronze medal match marks the first Olympics in Singapore's history where more than one medal were won consecutively in a single Olympic Games.[11]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gao Ning Singles BYE  Tokič (SLO)
W (4–0)
 Wang H (CHN)
L (1–4)
Did not advance
Yang Zi BYE  Drinkhall (GBR)
L (1–4)
Did not advance
Gao Ning
Yang Zi
Zhan Jian
Team N/A  Australia (AUS)
W (3–0)
 China (CHN)
L (0–3)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Feng Tianwei Singles BYE  Chen S-Y (TPE)
W (4–1)
 Wu Jd (GER)
W (4–2)
 Kim K-A (KOR)
W (4–3)
 Ding N (CHN)
L (2–4)
 Ishikawa (JPN)
W (4–0)
3
Wang Yuegu BYE  Xian Yf (FRA)
W (4–0)
 Pavlovich (BLR)
W (4–3)
 Ishikawa (JPN)
L (1–4)
Did not advance
Feng Tianwei
Li Jiawei
Wang Yuegu
Team N/A  Poland (POL)
W (3–1)
 North Korea (PRK)
W (3–0)
 Japan (JPN)
L (0–3)
 South Korea (KOR)
W (3–0)
3

Weightlifting[edit]

Singapore has qualified 1 athlete.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Helena Wong Kar Mun Women's −53 kg 61 16 73 15 134 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No hurdle too high". asiaone. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Feng Tianwei wins table tennis bronze for Singapore". asiaone. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Lessons aplenty from S'pore's 2008 silver". My Paper. asiaone. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Kayaker Lee enjoys Olympic debut". Today. MediaCorp Press Ltd. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cheng finishes fourth in first Olympic race". The New Paper. asiaone. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  7. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  8. ^ "Direct Qualifiers for 2012 London Olympic Games – Provisional list" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Table Tennis Southeast Asian Qualification Tournament Results" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 5 Feb 2012. 
  10. ^ "Table tennis aims to make history at 2012 Olympics". The New Paper. asiaone. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "S'pore paddlers clinch team bronze". Today. MediaCorp Press Ltd. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.