Team Singapore earns 4 gold medals, sets 8 national records at 2022 Commonwealth Games
Three of the eight new national records were set by Veronica Shanti Pereira.
Team Singapore ended its 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign in Birmingham, England, with a total of four gold medals and eight new national records set.
The Games, which concluded on Aug 8, saw 66 Singaporean athletes and para-athletes compete across nine sports.
Three of Singapore’s four gold medals came from the table tennis team, who won the women’s team, women’s doubles and women’s singles events.
The Singapore women’s team, consisting of Feng Tianwei, Wong Xin Ru, Zeng Jian and Zhou Jingyi, earned the gold medal after they beat Malaysia 3-0 in the finals.
In the doubles event, Tianwei and Zeng Jian beat Australia 3-0 to win the gold medal. The two later faced off in the women’s singles gold medal match, which saw Tianwei clinch the gold medal after a 3-0 victory over Zeng Jian.
Tianwei’s three gold medals in this year’s iteration of the Commonwealth Games brings her total medal tally up to 13, making her the most bemedaled table tennis athlete of the Games.
Badminton duo Hee Yong Kai Terry and Jessica Tan Wei Han earned Singapore’s fourth gold medal of the Games as they beat hosts England 2-0 in the mixed doubles gold medal match.
The pair also made history as they earned Singapore’s first gold in the badminton mixed doubles event at the Commonwealth Games.
Track athlete Veronica Shanti Pereira was able to set three of the eight new national records at the Commonwealth Games.
Two of the records – the Women’s 100m and 200m – were broken in the event heats, where she clocked in a time of 11.48s and 23.46s respectively.
Veronica also later matched her new 200m record timing in the semi finals.
The five other national records were set by the weightlifting team.
David Mok Pingwei lifted a total of 181kg in the men’s 55kg category, while Kester Loy Yi Liang and Lim Kang Yin lifted a total of 237kg and 288kg in the men’s 67kg and 81kg categories respectively.
David finished in eighth place out of 11, Kester finished ninth out of nine while Kang Yin finished in eighth place out of 12.
Ang Su En Sarah set the new women’s 59kg record after lifting a total of 163kg, while Nicole Heng Lin Li set the new women’s 64kg record after recording a total lift of 169kg.
Singapore’s medal tally of 12 medals (four golds, four silvers and four bronzes) in this edition of the Commonwealth Games surpasses the nation’s medal tally of nine in 2018.