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Day 5: Team S’pore win 60 golds, 3 more medals needed to equal PM Lee Hsien Loong’s age

How about 63 gold medals for 63-year-old PM Lee Hsien Loong?

Martino Tan | June 11, 2015 @ 11:56 am

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Another day, another gold harvest by our Team Singapore athletes.

We’ve hit 60 gold medals and are just three shy of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s age.

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - OCBC Aquatic Centre,  Singapore - 9/6/15  Swimming - Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay - Final - Singapore's Quah Zheng Wen, Clement Lim Yong En, Joseph Schooling and Yeo Kai Quan celebrate winning the gold medal along with Low Yen Ling (L) SEAGAMES28 TEAMSINGAPORE Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Source: 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 website

Golds 53 and 54: Athletics

Shanti Pereira (Women’s 200m)

GOLD!!!!!!! Shanti! National Record!Decisive! Watch her victory in slow-mo here!#OneTeamSG #SEAGames2015 #CelebrateTheExtraordinary #TeamSingapore #OurTeamSG

Posted by Tan Chuan-Jin on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It was Singapore’s first gold in the SEA Games women’s 200m sprint since Glory Barnabas in 1973. It finally ended our 42-year gold wait.

Zhang Guirong (Women’s shot put)

Gold 55: Windsurfing

Audrey Yong (Women’s windsurfing RS:X)

This is how #OneTeamSG athlete Audrey Yong feels after winning Singapore’s first SEA Games gold medal in windsurfing in 26 years!Photo by SINGSOC and Siaw Woon Chong

Posted by Lawrence Wong on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

Gold 56: Bowling

Brothers Keith and Howard Saw (Men’s doubles)

The win was the nation’s first in the men’s doubles since the 97 Games.

Gold 57, 58, 59, 60: Swimming

Joseph Schooling (Men’s 50m butterfly)
Joseph Schooling (Men’s 200m individual medley)
Roanne Ho (Women’s 50m breastroke)
Women’s 4x100m medley

And since PM is one of the biggest supporters of Team Singapore…

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - OCBC Aquatic Centre,  Singapore - 10/6/15  Swimming - Men’s 200m Individual Medley - Final - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong takes a selfie after the medal ceremony SEAGAMES28 TEAMSINGAPORE Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Source: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

 

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - OCBC Arena Hall 1,  Singapore - 7/6/15  Netball - Final - Singapore v Malaysia - Chen Li Li (2nd from L) takes a selfie with President Tony Tan (2nd from R) and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (3rd from R) while his wife Ho Ching looks on in the background TEAMSINGAPORE SEAGAMES28 Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Source: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

 

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - Jalan Besar Stadium Singapore - 8/6/15  Football - First Round - Cambodia v Singapore - The Singapore team pose with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after the game SEAGAMES28 TEAMSINGAPORE Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
Source: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

Win at least 63 golds for him, Team Singapore.

Top photo by Action Images via Reuters.

About Martino Tan

Martino’s parents named him after an Italian priest, Vatican's 1st ambassador to S’pore. He's inspired by the lives of Robert Kennedy & Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the words of George Orwell & William F. Buckley Jr., & the music of the Beatles.

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