Singapore at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Singapore at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Singapore.svg
IPC code SIN
NPC Singapore Disability Sports Council
in Beijing
Competitors 6 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Desiree Lim, Theresa Goh
Medals
Ranked 46th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 2 4
Summer Paralympics appearances

Singapore sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, represented by six athletes competing in four sports: swimming, sailing, equestrian and athletics.[1] The country's flagbearer at the Games' opening ceremony was supposed to be Desiree Lim, a sailor.[2] However, as the sailing events were held in Qingdao, it was Theresa Goh (swimming) who was the flagbearer on that day. The 2008 Summer Paralympics marked the first time Singapore had won a Paralympic medal of any kind.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Yip Pin Xiu Swimming Women's 50m Backstroke S3 15 September
 Silver Yip Pin Xiu Swimming Women's 50m Freestyle S3 13 September
 Bronze Laurentia Tan Equestrian Individual Championship Test Grade 1A 9 September
 Bronze Laurentia Tan Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test Grade 1A 11 September

Athletes[edit]

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Singaporeans will compete in the following event in sailing:[3]

Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Singapore Paralympic Games Contingent", Singapore Sports Council, 10 July 2008
  2. ^ "Team Singapore Paralympic Games Contingent", Singapore Sports Council, 10 July 2008
  3. ^ "National Line Up For 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition", International Association for Disabled Sailing, 16 July 2008

External links[edit]