Team Singapore’s Quah Zheng Wen and Shanti Pereira among 67 athletes selected for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The last Commonwealth Games took place in 2018, where Team Singapore took home a total of nine medals.
Sixty-seven athletes have been selected to represent Singapore at the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games from July 28 to Aug 8.
Team Singapore will compete in nine out of 20 sports at the Commonwealth Games, where there will be a total of 283 events.
The finalised list of athletes were announced by the Commonwealth Games Singapore (CGS) following a selection process done by the CGS Selection Committee chaired by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, President of the CGS, and the CGS Appeals Committee chaired by Mr Ng Ser Miang.
The athlete quota is set by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on a hybrid model based on two types of allocation – qualification and open.
Sixteen athletes across four sports – para-powerlifting, para-swimming, table tennis and weightlifting – were selected based on the qualification allocation.
On the other hand, 51 athletes from athletics, badminton, gymnastics, lawn bowls, swimming and wrestling were selected through the open allocation.
One of the prominent athletes who will participate in the Commonwealth Games is Quah Zheng Wen, who clinched four gold medals in the men’s swimming events during the recent 31st SEA Games.
Pereira Veronica Shanti, who won the second Gold medal in the women’s 200m event in seven years at the 31st SEA Games, will also make an appearance at the Commonwealth Games.
Athletes who previously participated in the 31st SEA Games such as shuttler Loh Kean Yew and paddler Chew Zhe Yu Clarence will also compete in the upcoming quadrennial event.
In the last Commonwealth Games in 2018 which took place in Gold Coast, Australia, Singapore was represented by a contingent of 59 athletes in 11 sports. They managed to clinch a total of nine medals: five gold, two silver and two bronze.