Singapore has competed in the Commonwealth Games from 1958, and has participated in twelve of the eighteen previous games. Singapore participated as a crown colony in 1958 and 1962, and as an independent Commonwealth country from 1966 onward. The country abbreviation is SIN.
Singapore's first four medals (all of them Gold) came from weightlifting, but the sport began to decline in prominence after that. No other Gold medals were won until 2002, when table tennis first appeared on the Games programme. Singapore was an immediate beneficiary, winning three Golds in 2002 and four in 2006, topping the medal standings in the sport each time. The country also won a Gold medal each in badminton in 2002 and in shooting in 2006.
Even when taking into account the Silver and Bronze medals, weightlifting, table tennis, badminton and shooting remain the only four sports where Singaporeans have won medals. A summary of meals won by sports are as follows: