The Straits Times
Published on Aug 31, 2012

Singapore off to a slow start on 1st day of London Paralympics


Singapore got off to a slow start on the first day of action at the London Paralympics, when both swimmer Theresa Goh and equestrian Maximilian Tan finished last in their events on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Goh, competing in her third Games, clocked 47.91sec in Heat 2 of the 50m freestyle (S5), 11.48sec behind race winner Nataliia Prologaieva of Ukraine (36.43). Goh placed last among the 10 competitors.

Tan, 25, scored 63.364 points in the Team Test, Grade 1b, event. He was placed 15th out of 15 behind leader Lee Pearson of Britain, who scored 74.682.

Tan’s compatriots Laurentia Tan and Gemma Foo will also compete in the team event on Friday.