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Fri, Sep 12, 2008
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Why so little attention paid to Paralympic bronze?

I REFER to the letter, 'Don't neglect Paralympic games' (my paper, Sept 10).

The media in Singapore has not paid sufficient attention and given enough coverage to the Paralympics.

Ever since the Paralympics started, I have been looking forward to reading the paper every day, hoping that the Singapore team would clinch another medal in Beijing.

However, the news that Singaporean Laurentia Tan had won a bronze medal did not appear on the front page of my paper.

I was disappointed that it did not give as much fanfare to her win as compared to the women paddlers' victory.

I think that the Paralympics are more important than the Olympics.

The Paralympic Games feature disabled people overcoming all odds to compete and do things that normal people do
with ease.

For this reason, I feel that it is neglectful of the paper to not have put the story on its front page.

I hope that more attention will be given to this victory in the Paralympics.

Mr Yong Ming Han


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