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Singapore Paralympics star Laurentia Tan banks $150,000

Published on Nov 15, 2012 9:18 PM
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Equestrian rider Laurentia Tan has received $150,000 for bringing home one silver and one bronze medal from September's Paralympics Games in London. --ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Equestrian rider Laurentia Tan has received $150,000 for bringing home one silver and one bronze medal from September's Paralympics Games in London.

During a ceremony held at the Singapore Turf Club on Thursday evening, the 33-year-old was awarded her prize, which comes under the banner of the Athlete Achievement Award (AAA) programme. This is an incentive scheme that rewards disabled athletes who win medals at major Games.

The money was given out by the Tote Board and Singapore Pools.

Tan, who is Singapore's most decorated Paralympian, bettered her haul of two bronzes from the 2008 Beijing Games.