SINGAPORE: Singapore has won its first medal at the Paralympic Games in London following Equestrian rider Laurentia Tan’s third place finish in the dressage competition.
Tan won the bronze medal for her performance in the Individual Championship Test Grade 1A event.
33—year—old Tan suffers from cerebral palsy.
She scored 73.650 points to finish behind Sophie Christiansen of Great Britain and Helen Kearney of Ireland.
Tan also won a bronze in the same event at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics.
Monique Heah, Team Manager, Equestrian: "The competition standard is higher and much tougher compared to the last Paralympic Games, but both horse and rider performed very well to clinch the bronze medal."
Laurentia Tan: "I had a smooth ride and it all went well. I’m happy that I got the medal as the competition standard is higher and harder this time. I’m really happy and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I have worked hard and I am grateful to the team and all the members for all the help and support provided."