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Tao and Schooling get $20k and $40k from ex-BAS V-P for SEA Games efforts

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:10 PM
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Former Basketball Association of Singapore vice-president Pang Chin Keong had earlier promised to reward any Singapore athlete who wins four or more gold medals at last month's SEA Games. He presented Tao Li's mother, Li Yan (left) with a cheque of $20, 000 and Joseph Schooling's mother, May (right) with a cheque of $40, 000. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE swimmers Tao Li and Joseph Schooling were further rewarded on Thursday afternoon for their efforts at last month's SEA Games.

Last April, former Basketball Association of Singapore vice-president Pang Chin Keong pledged to reward athletes $20,000 for each gold medal, from their fourth gold medal onwards.

Tao, 24, bagged four golds and one bronze in Myanmar, while Schooling, 18, won five golds and one silver.

Tao's mother Li Yan and Schooling's mother May received the $20,000 and $40,000 cheques from Pang at Imperial Treasure restaurant at the Paragon. Tao is currently training in China, while Schooling is back at Bolles School in Florida.

 
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