Team Singapore’s Chef de Mission Jessie Phua: I only want to bring home Tianwei’s medal
Posted by temasektimes on August 2, 2012
This appears to be so judging from the public remarks made by Team Singapore’s Chef de Mission Jessie Phua.
Speaking to the state media after China-born Feng Tianwei won a bronze medal at the London Olympics, Phua said:
“If there was only one medal I wanted to bring home, it was by Tianwei. She is everything you want of a sporting ambassador. She’s everything you ask of an athlete.”
She added the result vindicated the SNOC’s decision to hand Feng the honour of being Singapore’s flag bearer at last Friday’s opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium which drew widespread criticisms from irate Singaporeans.
Besides Phua, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and President Tony Tan Keng Yam, were present to offer her congratulatory handshakes