Singapore has a rich sporting history, with many achievements over the years. Here is a brief journey through some of Singapore sports history and some of the most impressive sporting moments:
In 1962, Tan Howe Liang made history as Singapore’s first-ever Olympic medalist when he won a silver in weightlifting.
In 1970, Joseph Schooling became Singapore’s youngest-ever Olympic gold medalist when he won the 100m butterfly event.
In 1981, Ang Peng Siong became Singapore’s first-ever world champion in swimming.
In 2007, Wei Feng Chong and Quah Zheng Wen won a silver medal in the men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships. This was Singapore’s first-ever medal in rowing.
In 2010, Singapore won its first Olympic gold medal when Feng Tianwei and Liu Shiwen triumphed in the women’s table tennis doubles event.
In 2011, Khoo Hee Ming and Darren Chua clinched a silver medal in the men’s doubles badminton event at the Southeast Asian Games, Singapore’s first-ever medal in badminton.
In 2015, Republic of Singapore Air Force pilot First Lieutenant (FLTLT) Foo Jia Yi became the first woman from Singapore to win a gold medal at the International Aerobatics Competition.
Singapore’s sporting achievements are a testament to the country’s dedication and passion for the sport. Here’s to many more successes in the years to come!