National Women's Table Tennis Team
Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei
They came to Singapore under the Foreign Talent Sports Scheme, and in 2008 at the Beijing Olympiad they demonstrated their talent by making it to the finals and winning for Singapore its first Olympic medal in 48 years. At the 2012 London Games, the women’s table tennis team – Li Jiawei (born 1981 in Beijing, China), Wang Yuegu (1980, Anshan, China), Feng Tianwei (1986, Harbin, China) – won a bronze. Tianwei, who was the flag bearer for the Singapore contingent, added the women’s singles bronze to Singapore’s 2012 medal tally. After the London Olympics, Jiawei and Yuegu announced their retirement.
Jia Wei was Her World magazine’s “Young Woman Achiever” in 2004.
In 2015, Tianwei and Yuegu were inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame.
“I've never felt a need to prove that I'm Singaporean. Singapore is in my bones, in my heart.” - Li Jiawei
"I can't guarantee every player will be a success story, but out of 100, surely there will at least be one?
Even if we can't be world champions, surely it's realistic enough to want to be South-east Asia champions?" - Wang Yuegu
“I don’t know what position we will be in, but I have a lot of confidence in this team.
My target is to lead the women’s team to win a medal.” - Feng Tianwei
Li Jiawei, in an interview with The Straits Times on 14 January 2013.
Wang Yuegu, in an interview with The Straits Times on 31 July 2013.
Feng Tianwei, in an interview with The Straits Times on 23 April 2013.