Bowling gold for Singapore at the Special Olympics

Special Olympics Singapore athlete Poh Wei Xiang (left) and unified partner Bertrand Yan clinched Gold for the Men’s Bowling Unified Doubles.
Special Olympics Singapore athlete Poh Wei Xiang (left) and unified partner Bertrand Yan clinched Gold for the Men’s Bowling Unified Doubles.PHOTO: SPECIAL OLYMPICS SINGAPORE
Unified partner Bertrand Yan (left) and Special Olympics athlete Poh Wei Xiang receiving their Gold medals.
Unified partner Bertrand Yan (left) and Special Olympics athlete Poh Wei Xiang receiving their Gold medals.PHOTO: SPECIAL OLYMPICS SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Poh Wei Xiang and Bertrand Yan clinched gold in the men's bowling unified doubles (Division M3) at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (Singapore time).

Said Poh, 19: "I had already set a goal to win the gold medal before coming to Los Angeles. My partner, Bertrand has been very encouraging."

Bertrand, 17, added: "We very much wanted to bring the gold home for Singapore as it is the first time a unified team has been sent. It was a rare opportunity given to me, which I am very grateful for."

Several special athletes also won silver medals for Singapore. They are: Muhammad Adrianshaz in the men's badminton singles (Division MSG10), Haziq Ibrahim in the men's 200m run (Division 27) with a time of 25.80sec and Tumijan Selamat in the men's 200m run (Division 36)with a time of 28.93.

 

Two more bronzes were won - Safik Mohd Bahtir in the men's table tennis singles (division MSCombD5) and Suhairi Suhani in the men's 200m run (division 31) with a time of 24.71sec. This is the first time Singapore sent a table tennis team to the biennial Games.

Team Singapore have so far won five golds, three silvers and five bronzes.