Commentary

How about also remembering our first Olympic medallist Tan Howe Liang?

Mr Tan Howe Liang won the silver medal for lightweight weightlifting in the 1960 Rome Olympics (left). PHOTOS: SSC, ST FILE
Mr Tan Howe Liang (left) showing trainee Leong Han Cheong the proper stance back in 1982.ST PHOTO: JERRY SEH

I applaud the relevant sports bodies for working with DBS Bank to recognise Paralympic twin gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu by doubling the cash rewards for her victories at the Tokyo Games.

So the $200,000 on offer for a Paralympic gold medallist under the Singapore National Paralympic Council's Athletes Achievement Award (AAA) scheme was raised to $400,000 and she bagged a healthy $800,000 for her two golds. In line with that, there was a doubling of the cash incentives for silver (to $200,000) and bronze medallists (to $100,000).

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.