Chan Chun Sing praises table-tennis women’s team from China for ‘uniting’ the nation
Posted by temasektimes on August 8, 2012
Despite the genuine sentiments emanating from the ground that many Singaporeans are unhappy with the government ‘buying’ medals with foreign-born athletes, PAP leaders continue to use them to ‘unite’ and ‘inspire’ the nation.
Speaking to the media after Singapore tablet-tennis women’s team from China beat South Korea 3-0 to win the bronze medal at the London Olympics, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said the “second bronze medal win in table tennis is a testimony to the effort of the entire Team Singapore.”
“We would not have been able to achieve this without the support of all the coaches, the backroom staff and everybody who has played a part. And I must say a big thank you to all the boisterous Singapore supporters in the arena,” Mr Chan said.
Mr Chan added that he was ‘very happy’ that the China girls have performed beyond expectations by overcoming their injuries and thanked them for ‘uniting’ the nation:
“We really want to thank Team Singapore and the Singapore table tennis team for uniting the nation and inspiring us on, and for giving us such a wonderful 47th birthday present for Singapore and Singaporeans.”