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'Spectacular' showing hailed, as Singapore concludes its YOG campaign

Ahead of the closing of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Singapore athletes wrap their competition with two gold and two silver.

SINGAPORE: Competition at the Youth Olympic Games came to an end for Singapore athletes on Wednesday (Aug 27), after Jonathan Chan executed his final dive with Ukrainian partner Ganna Krasnoshlyk in the mixed international team event. They finished eighth out of 11 in the finals.

(Singapore diver Jonathan Chan and Ukraine's Ganna Krasnoshlyk. Photo: Damien Ler)

The Singapore National Olympic Council hailed the performance of the Republic's athletes at the Nanjing games as "stellar" and "spectacular". Singapore won two gold and two silver medals for the sports of sailing and shooting respectively. During the last Games in 2010, Singapore won two silver and four bronze medals.

Bernie Chin and Samantha Yom became the first Singaporeans to win gold at an Olympic event when they won the Byte CII men's and women's events.

Teh Xiu Yi, a silver medallist alongside Martina Veloso, gave a 9 out of 10 rating for her experience teaming up with Mohamed Ahmed from Egypt in the mixed international team. "Mohamed and I have not competed before, in fact this is my first time meeting him, but we have developed a great chemistry at the range. Whenever I shoot a low 9, he'll shoot a 10 to bring our results up," she shared.

The 18-year-old Republic Polytechnic student also shot a personal best score of 382 in the individual 10m Air Pistol Women's event.

"The past 11 days in Nanjing brought a lot of wonderful celebratory moments for Team Singapore. The athletes have performed well in their sports, some made personal bests, and the sailors and shooters were extraordinary in their inspiring performances," said Singapore's Chef de Mission Mark Chay.

He added that he is glad they have emerged a stronger team.