Singapore’s First Olympic Medal in 48 Years – Li Jia Wei, Wang Yue

Posted by Bill Belew on December 4th, 2010 in Singapore, Sports | No Comments

The thrill of victory!

I don’t particularly care for games where someone loses and someone wins. I like the endurance races where someone might go faster or longer, but everyone wins for just having participated. The losers are those who didn’t even try.

Singapore’s female table tennis team Li Jia Wei and Wang Yue won their semifinal match and are now ensured of at least a silver medal. The mighty Chinese team stands in the way of a Gold.

The last time anybody from the 4.6 million populated Singapore wone a medal was a silver in men’s weightlifting in 1960.

South Korea has an opportunity for a bronze against Hong Kong or China, depending on the outcome of that semifinal match.

“We will get a silver at least. I’m extremely satisfied and give my team a full mark,” said the Singaporean coach.

“We will try our best to play China in the final though they are much stronger than us. To win or to lose, we are successful because my team is the best besides China.”

I recommend he tell his girls about bumblebees, not their opponent.

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