Singapore's Special Olympics athletes clinch two more golds

Singapore athlete Michelle Yogeswari Krishnamoorthy with her Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Singapore athlete Michelle Yogeswari Krishnamoorthy with her Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.PHOTO: SPECIAL OLYMPICS SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Michelle Yogeswari Krishnamoorthy and Nataniel Lien clinched two more gold medals for the Republic at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles on Friday morning (Singapore time).

Michelle, 17, finished first in the women's 100m run (Division 09) with a personal-best time of 14.31 sec, while Lien, 22, won the men's 50m freestyle (Division M12) in 41.98.

Said Michelle: "I'm happy and excited I managed to win the gold in an overseas meet. I told myself that, if I cannot win, at least I will try my very best. I did not expect to break my personal best."

Three other special athletes also won silver medals for Singapore. They are: Haidil Ismail in the men's badminton singles (Division MSG20), Ahbirami Shalini Ramesh in the women's 100m run (Division 12) and June Lin in the women's bowling singles (Division F15). Nurul Jannah Fazlul Haque clinched a bronze in the women's 100m run (Division 17).

After five days of competition, Team Singapore have so far won eight golds, six silvers and seven bronzes