Country profile: Singapore

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Singapore have sent athletes to most editions of the Olympic Games since 1948 in London, although prior to 1968 that was done by virtue of a team combined with that of Malaysia, since Singapore only gained full independence from Malaysia in 1965.

Singapore has won four medals in its Olympic history – two silvers and two bronzes – in table tennis and weightlifting respectively.

The first of those medals were won by Tan Howe Liang, who won the silver medal in lightweight weightlifting in 1960, and after a medal drought spanning 48 years, Singapore won its next medal in Beijing 2008 thanks to the table tennis team of Li Jiawei, together with Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu.

The two bronzes Singapore won in London 2012 – both in table tennis – marked the first time the country won more than one medal at a Games.

This time around in Rio de Janeiro, Singapore have athletes competing in track and field, badminton, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming and table tennis.

Once again the table tennis competition presents the country with its most likely medal chance, although much is expected of versatile swimmer Joseph Schooling.

Athletes participating in Rio:

Athletics: Timothee Yap, Neo Jie Shi
Badminton: Derek Wong Zi Liang, Liang Xiaoyu
Rowing: Saiyidah Aisyah
Sailing: Leionard Long, Colin Cheng Xin Ru, Justin Liu, Denise Lim, Audry Yong, Elizabeth Yue Ling Yin, Jovina Choo, Amanda Ng, Griselda Khng, Sara Tan
Shooting: Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei, Teo Shun Xie
Swimming: Teo Shun Xie, Joseph Schooling, Quah Ting We
Table Tennis: Chen Feng, Gao Ning, Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu, Zhou Yihan