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Singapore announces Asian Games line-up

227 athletes from Singapore will compete in 20 sports at the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea. They include swimmers Joseph Schooling and Tao Li, who will be competing in her last Asian Games.

SINGAPORE: Singapore will send 227 athletes to the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The contingent will be competing in 20 sports at the event, which will be held from Sept 19 till Oct 4.

Among the athletes to look out for are swimmers Joseph Schooling and Tao Li. Schooling hopes to build on his sparkling form at the recent Commonwealth Games. The 19-year-old made history in Glasgow, winning the Republic's first ever medal from swimming with a silver in the Men's 100m Butterfly event.

Meanwhile, Tao Li, will be gunning for glory in what will be her last Asian Games outing, after the 24-year-old won gold medals in the 50m butterfly event at the previous two editions of the Asian Games.

Another athlete to watch is 14-year-old shooter Martina Veloso. The teenager showed her prowess with an unexpected victory at the June's International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Munich in the 10m Air Rifle event. A month later at the Commonwealth Games, Veloso finished a credible fifth in the same event. The Sports School student will also compete at this month's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

At the last Asian Games in 2010, Singapore won 17 medals - four gold, seven silver and six bronze.