Commonwealth Games: Badminton couple Hee and Tan a smash hit on and off court

Fast, strong, and focused, the 67 Singaporeans in nine sports competing at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are an uncommon breed. The Straits Times looks at six athletes who are unique in their own ways, be it in their choice of professions, personal lives or their sporting journeys. Today, we feature married couple Terry Hee and Jessica Tan, who are also a mixed doubles pair in badminton.

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They may belong to a rare breed of national athletes, but one thing badminton players Terry Hee and Jessica Tan have in common with many Singaporeans is that they love their karaoke.
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SINGAPORE - Like his trademark sharp returns as one half of Singapore badminton's golden couple, Terry Hee has a similarly barb-laden response to what advice he would give to other sporting couples who want to compete together.

"Don't (do it)," the 26-year-old deadpans, before he and his wife and mixed doubles partner Jessica Tan burst into laughter.

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