SEA Games: Record medal haul is fitting tribute to SG50, says PM Lee

SEA Games: Record medal haul is fitting tribute to SG50, says PM Lee
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SINGAPORE - Team Singapore's record-breaking performance at the 2015 SEA Games is a fitting tribute to the nation as it celebrates its Jubilee Year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday night.

In a Facebook post, Mr Lee congratulated the team on achieving the Republic's best ever medal haul at the biennial Games.

He said: "Congrats to #OneTeamSG for their outstanding and record-breaking performance at the SEA Games 2015! They have delivered our best ever performance: 84 Gold, 73 Silver, and 102 Bronze medals. 259 medals in total - a fitting tribute to SG50. Well done everyone!"

He added that during the Games, Singaporeans came together to mourn the victims of the June 5 Sabah earthquake that claimed the lives of 10 people from Singapore.

"After the tragedy of the Sabah earthquake, Singaporeans came together to mourn the victims and support one another, and also to celebrate those who gave their all and never gave up," Mr Lee said.

He ended the Facebook post by thanking organisers, participants, volunteers and fans for making the SEA Games memorable.

Saying "It was fun for me to have been part of this too", Mr Lee posted a video featuring him and several performers and athletes that has been viewed more than 48,000 times.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen hailed the biennial competition as the "best games ever" on his Facebook page, while thanking the Army for providing the workforce support to ensure a smooth running of the Games.

This article was first published on June 16, 2015.
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