A total of 659 athletes from 55 different countries will be participating in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, competing for the gold, silver and bronze medal in their respective event. The number of participating athletes and countries in Eindhoven will be one of the largest of any previous Swimming World Championships.
Fourteen year old Emma Schick has been titled the new Asian record holder in the 50m breaststroke at the 24th German International Swimming Championship held in Berlin, Germany, held from June 17 – 20.
SINGAPORE is abuzz with sporting action as the world’s first-ever Youth Olympic Games kicks off on Singaporean shores. And global sports giant Li-Ning is living out its new slogan – “Make the Change” – by donating $200,000 to the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)’s badminton programme to inspire and motivate the shuttlers to continue pursuing their sporting ambitions. The donation will take the form apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment.
Singapore’s first Paralympic gold medalist, Yip Pin Xiu, has qualified for 2012 London Paralympics after picking up a gold medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships, Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Catch the touching stories of these athletes as they strive for glory against all odds! Under the support of SDSC, the athletes are able to realise their individual potential to excel in sports both recreationally and competitively.
As the nation counts down to the final days before the start of the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), four of Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)’s athletes will have the honour of carrying the first Youth Olympic Flame, which represents the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.