Paralympics: Singapore include 2 more athletes for Rio Games

Flags with the logo of Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games near Antonio Carlos Jobim (Galeao) International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 30, 2016.
Flags with the logo of Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games near Antonio Carlos Jobim (Galeao) International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 30, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Two more athletes will represent Singapore at the Rio Paralympic Games in September, bringing the total number of Team Singapore athletes to 12.

Asean Para Games (APG) silver medallist Suhairi Suhani will compete in the long jump event, while Syahidah Salim, who won gold at last year's APG, will be the Republic's first archer at a Paralympic Games.

Said Syahidah in a statement: "I'm truly ecstatic that I have been selected to represent Singapore for such a prestigious game like the Paralympics.

"Though I am new to the competition scene, I will do my best at the Games."

Singapore will be represented in six sports at the Rio Paralympic Games - archery, athletics, boccia, equestrian, sailing and swimming.

The Games will take place from Sept 7 to 18.