As the dust settles on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the NUS athletes representing Singapore can look back with pride on their accomplishments and their journeys in competing with the best of the best on the world stage.
Five NUS students and alumni flew the country's flag proudly. Third-year undergraduate Toh Wei Soong competed in swimming at the Paralympic Games, while the Olympics saw second-year students Kiria Tikanah (fencing) and Adele Tan (shooting), as well as alumna Joan Poh (rowing) and Chantal Liew (marathon swimming).
Five NUS students and alumni represented Singapore in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the sports of Swimming, Fencing, Shooting, Rowing, and Marathon Swimming. (Source of top left and bottom left photos: Sport Singapore) (Source of bottom middle photo: Singapore National Olympic Council) (Source of top right and bottom right photos: The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction.)
Toh Wei Soong, a third-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics and Economics Programme) and the University Scholars Programme, made a splash at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, representing Singapore in three events. A former bronze medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a two-time gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Para Games, he put up a sterling performance, coming in 7th in both the Men’s S7 400m Freestyle final and the Men’s S7 50m Freestyle final. Finishing with a bang in his final event, the Men’s S7 50m Butterfly, he powered home to 2nd and 4th position in the heats and finals respectively, setting new national records in both.
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