Author Archives: Mariati

First Female Olympian

At the age of 19, Tang Pui Wah represented Singapore at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. She competed in the 80m hurdles, in which she had been the undisputed Malayan champion for 4 years, as well as the 100m sprint event. Read More »

First Winner At World Games

Adelene Wee Chin Suan was the first Singaporean to be named World Bowling Champion in 1985 when she won the Ladies’ Masters title at the World Games in London at the age of 20. She won 3 golds in the singles, masters and team events that same year at the Asian FIQ Youth Championships. In 1983, she also collected 3 golds in the doubles, all-events and masters at the same ... Read More »

First Team Silver At Olympics

Singapore’s silver medal in the Beijing Olympic women’s table tennis team event is the nation’s second Olympic medal and the first in 48 years. The team comprising Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu and Feng Tianwei lost to China 0-3 in the finals in Aug 2008. Read More »

First Gymnastic Olympian

Lim Heem Wei, an NUS undergrad, participated in the 2012 London Olympics. Lim’s highest achievement was a silver medal for balance beam at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She bagged 2 golds, 3 silvers and a bronze in SEA Games from 2003 to 2011. Read More »

First Footballer To Play In Europe

Fandi Ahmad played for Niac Mitra (Indonesia) in 1982 and moved to FC Groningen (Netherlands) from 1983-1985. He managed Pelita Jaya (Indonesia) from 2006-2010. He is also the first Singaporean millionaire sports person and first sports person to have a published biography. Read More »

Fastest 50m Swim Ever

In 1982, Ang Peng Siong set a world record at the US Swimming Championships with a time of 22.69 sec in the 50m freestyle. In the same year he won the gold in the 100m freestyle at the Asian Games in New Delhi. He was crowned Sportsman of the Year from 1983 to 1985. Ang won golds at the SEA Games in 1983 and 1985 for the 100m. He also ... Read More »

Top Scorer In S-League

1.92m tall Aleksandar Duric is the S-League’s all-time top scorer. By the end of the 2010 season, he had a haul of 351 goals. He first started playing for Tanjong Pagar United in 1999 and for Home United the following year. He later joined Geylang United in 2001 before signing up with the SAF Football Club in 2005. He has won 5 S-League titles, 3 Singapore Cups, 3 top scorer ... Read More »