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Photo gallery: Olympic winner Feng Tianwei in action

Published on Aug 5, 2012 6:00 AM

Feng Tianwei, Singapore’s first individual Olympic medallist in 52 years, grew up playing like a man, but at 25, is still a childlike woman who loves a good laugh, Chinese pop music and dolling herself up. But put a table tennis bat in her hand, and she is transformed into a perfectionist, a paddler who’s always the last to leave training and the first to blame herself when she loses.