Singapore swimmers win two bronzes at Special Olympics World Games

Danielle Moi (left) and Han Liang Chou each contributed a bronze medal to Singapore’s medal haul, in the women’s 200m individual medley and the men’s 100m backstroke respectively.
Danielle Moi (left) and Han Liang Chou each contributed a bronze medal to Singapore’s medal haul, in the women’s 200m individual medley and the men’s 100m backstroke respectively. PHOTO: MCCY

National para-swimmers Danielle Moi and Han Liang Chou have won the first medals for Team Singapore early Monday morning at the Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles.

They each clinched a bronze in the 200m individual medley (IM) and 100m backstroke respectively. Team-mate Bryan James Seow was presented with an orange ribbon for his participation in the men's 200m IM.

Special Olympics global ambassador and the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps presented the medals for the women's 200m IM.

Singapore's Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan did the honours for the men's 200m IM and women's 100m backstroke.

Over 6,500 athletes from 165 countries are competing in 25 sports at the 14th summer edition of the Special Olympics World Games. Singapore are fielding 33 athletes in seven sports - aquatics, athletics, football, bowling, bocce, badminton and table tennis.