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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Updated: 3 August 2014

Singapore Sports School alumnus Isabelle Li (2nd from right) winning the Women's Team Table Tennis Gold Medal. Picture: Commonwealth Games Singapore

Singapore Sports School will be cheering on 17 student-athletes, alumni and staff as part of the 70-strong Team Singapore contingent at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 23 July 2014 to 3 August 2014.

Mixed Team Event:
Singapore Sports School alumni Liang Xiaoyu and Terry Hee Yong Kai won a bronze medal in the Mixed Team event. Terry and Xiaoyu played their parts as Singapore cruised through the Group Play Stage recording 5-0 victories over Jamaica, Norfolk Island and South Africa. Singapore defeated Australia 3-0 in the quarter-final to set up a semi-final clash with Causeway neighbours and top seed Malaysia. Xiaoyu, ranked world no. 198, created an upset, defeating Tee Jing Yi, ranked world no. 33, 21-12, 22-20 to level the tie at 1-1 but Singapore eventually lost 2-3.

In the bronze medal match against India, Xiaoyu played against world no. 11 P V Sindhu and lost 22-24, 13-21. However, Singapore shuttlers rallied back to win the tie 3-2.

Liang Xiaoyu
Group Play Stage
v Ruth Williams (Jamaica) – won 21-7, 21-5
v Terry Gray (Norfolk Island) – won 21-5, 21-7
v Elme De Villiers (South Africa) – won 21-9, 21-9

v Tee Jing Yi (Malaysia) – won 21-12, 22-20

Bronze Medal Match
v P V Sindhu (India) – lost 22-24, 13-21

Terry Hee
Group Play Stage
with Danny Chrisnanta v Garron Palmer/Gareth Henry (Jamaica) – won 21-14, 14-21, 21-14
with Fu Mingtian v Michael Donohoe/Joanne Snell (Norfolk Island) – won 21-3, 21-10
with Chayut Triyachart v Andries Malan/William Viljoen (South Africa) – won 21-12, 21-16

Singles/Doubles Event:
Liang Xiaoyu’s run in the Women’s Singles was halted in the Round of 16 by eventual gold medallist Michelle Li of Canada. Xiaoyu lost in straight sets 16-21, 16-21.

Liang Xiaoyu
Women’s Singles
Round of 64
v Kate Foo Kune (Mauritius) – won 21-4, 21-3

Round of 32
v Diana Archer (Ghana) – won 21-4, 21-2

Round of 16
v Michelle Li (Cananda) – lost 16-21, 16-21

Terry Hee Yong Kai
Mixed Doubles
Round of 64
with Fu Mingtian v Benjamin Pui/Cristen Elizabeth Marritt (Isle of Man) – won 21-8, 21-11

Round of 32
with Fu Mingtian v Sahir Edoo/Yeldy Louison (Mauritius) – won 21-9, 21-9

Round of 16
with Fu Mingtian v Robert Blair/Imogen Bankier (Scotland) – lost 19-21, 11-21


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Picture: Commonweath Games Singapore
14 year-old Singapore Sports School student-athlete Martina Lindsay P Veloso missed out on a medal in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 10m air rifle competition.  Lining up against the defending champion and teammate, Jasmine Ser, Martina started off well and was kept pace with the leaders up to the 12th shot.

She went head to head with Ayonika Paul, the eventual silver medallist, in the 13th and 14th shot. Martina who was then trailing Ayonika by 0.2 points managed to shoot a total of 20.9 but that was not enough against Ayonika’s 21.6, ending her participation in the final in fifth place on 143.4 points after 14 shots.

Qualification: 2nd out of 26 competitors

Final: 5th out of 8 competitors

TOTAL30.761.883.2 101.6122.5143.4143.4
 30.7 31.120.5  19.3 20.920.9 

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Picture: Commonweath Games Singapore
Singapore Sports School alumnus Tao Li was placed 5th in the Women’s 50m Butterfly event after clocking a time of 26.26s, just 0.35s off the bronze medal-winning time of 25.91s, set by Australia’s Brittany Elmslie. The event was won by England’s Franceseca Halsall in a Games record of 25.20s. In the Women’s 100m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke, Tao Li only managed to reach the Semi-Finals but did not progress to the Finals.

Women's 50m Butterfly Final 26.26  (Rank: 5)  

Sports School alumnus Clement Lim Yong‘En was part of the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team that set a new national record with a time of 3:20.98 in the Final as the team finished in 8th position. He was also part of the 4x200m Freestyle Relay tean that finished 8th with a time of 7:28:01. In the individual event, Clement finished 7th in both the Men’s 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle Heats with a time of 23.27 and 50.93 respectively.

Men's 50m Freestyle - Heat 9 23.27  (Rank: 7)

Sports School alumnus Amanda Lim Xiang Qi was part of the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay and 4x200m Freestyle Relay that finished 7th in both the Relay Finals with a timing of 3:49.69 and 8:16.39 respectively. In the individual event, Amanda was a semi-finalist in the Women’s 50m Freestyle clocking a time of 25.93 and she also swam in the 100m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle but her time of 57.78 and 2:06.24 was not good enough to progress to the next stage.

Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 4 2:06.24  (Rank: 8)

Singapore Sports School alumni Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and Isabelle Li Siyun won gold medals in the Men’s and Women’s Team events respectively.

Isabelle Li Siyun
Group 1 Match 2 v Northern Ireland
with Zhou Yihan v Amanda Mogey/Emma Ludlow  – won 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
v Ashley Givan – won 11-1, 11-9, 11-9

Group 1 Match 3 v Sri Lanka
v Ishara Madurangi – won 11-9, 11-2, 11-7
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Group 1 Match 3 v Sri Lanka
with Li Hu v Nirmala Jayasinghe/Udaya Ranasingha – won 11-4, 11-6, 11-9

The Singapore Sports School pair of Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and Isabelle Li Siyun fought their way through to the Round of 16 before losing to Canadians Eugene Wang and Zhang Mo.

Clarence Chew Zhe Yu/ Isabelle Li Siyun
Mixed Doubles
Round of 64
v Nirmala Jayasinghe/Chamathsara Fernando – won 11-2, 11-4, 11-8

Round of 32
v Muhamad Ashraf Haiqal Muhamad Rizal/Lee Rou You – won 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13

Round of 16
v Eugene Wang/Zhang Mo – lost 5-11, 8-11, 9-11

Picture: Commonweath Games Singapore
Singapore Sports School alumnus Calvin Kang Li Loong competed in the Men’s 100m Heats. He clocking a time of 10.77s to finish 5th in his race but did not qualify for the semi-finals. Alumni Eugenia Tan Yan Ning and Habibah Najihahbi Ahmad ran in the Women’s 100m Heats. Eugenia clocked a time of 12.59s to finish 6th while Habibah ran 12.78s to be placed 7th. Both sprinters did not qualify for the semi-finals. 

Veronica Shanti Pereira set a season’s best timing of 24.29s in the semi-finals of the Women’s 200m, where she ran next to Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who won the 100m and 200m events. The Women’s 4x100m relay team, comprising of Shanti, Eugenia Tan Yan Ning, Kugapriya d/o Chandran and Habibah Najihahbi Ahmad, clocked a personal best time of 46.84s to finish 5th in the heats. 

The men’s 4x100m relay team, which includes Calvin Kang Li Loong and Muhammad Naqib Asmin, clocked 40.05s in the heats but missed out on qualification to the semi-finals. Naqib ran a 21.90s in the Men’s 200m heats but did not qualify for the semi-finals.