PM Lee congratulates China-born Feng Tianwei for winning bronze medal
Posted by temasektimes on August 2, 2012
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent his congratulations to China-born Feng Tianwei for her victory over Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa in the women’s singles table tennis match at the London Olympics Games.
In a comment posted on Facebook, PM Lee wrote:
“Congrats to Tianwei for a resounding 4-0 win over Ishikawa of Japan…We are all proud of you.”
He also congratulated other members of the Singapore Team:
“And well done Team Singapore! If I can just mention a few of our athletes – Lim Heem Wei (our first gymnast to gain direct entry into the Games), Helena Wong (our first woman Olympic weightlifter), Tao Li (who set a new national record for the 100m backstroke). Keep flying the Singapore flag high. To those who are still competing, we are behind you all the way.”
A native of China’s Heilongjiang province in the northeast, Feng ‘became’ a Singaporean almost instantaneously in 2007 after which she was drafted immediately to represent the Republic in the 2008 Olympic Games.