First Gold Medal At The Paralympics

16-year-old Yip Pin Xiu, who has muscular dystrophy, became the first Singapore athlete to win a gold at the Beijing Paralympic Games in Sep 2008 when she came in first in the 50m backstroke (S3). Her 58.75 sec time is 7.32 sec ahead of the silver medalist. Earlier in the heats, she set a new world record of 57.92 sec for the event. Yip also won a silver medal in ... Read More »

First Cybergames World Medallist

On 19 Nov 2005, 24-year-old Wilson Chia, a Nanyang Polytechnic graduate became the first Singaporean to win a silver medal and prize money of US$10,000 for Dead or Alive Ultimate at the World Cyber Games at Suntec City. Chia turned professional cybergamer in 2007 and outfought the top-rated player Ryan Ward to end the American’s 14-game unbeaten record in the martial arts computer game Dead or Alive 4 at the ... Read More »

Oldest Competitor At The Asian Games

65-year-old Alan Puan participated at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha for billiards, making him the oldest Singaporean competitor as well as the senior-most among the 12,000 participants at the Games. Read More »

First Bowling Team Gold At Asian Games

Lee Yu-Wen, Remy Ong and Sam Goh were the first team to win the men’s trio at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan with a total of 3,961 points. They made a dramatic comeback to beat the Philippines and the UAE after remaining in tenth position and trailing by 113 pinfalls. Read More »

First AMF Bowling World Champion

20-year-old student Jasmine Yeong-Nathan became the first Singaporean to win the AMF Bowling World Cup in Mexico in Nov 2008. The annual event is considered the world’s most prestigious bowling tournament. The 2005 national champion scored an almost perfect 298 out of 300 points, making it the highest game recorded in a women’s World Cup final. Read More »