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Top 5 Popular Athletes in Singapore

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Many Singapore online casino sites are brimmed with an outrageous number of sports to choose from. But have you stopped for a second and asked yourself which Singaporean sports athletes make the list of the most popular of all time?

That’s what we’re here to find out today. In no particular order, here are 5 of the most popular sports legends in the country.

Zhang Guirong

She was born in 1978 and she remains one of the most well-known athletes in Singapore.

Before her peak popularity in the country, she took part in the shot put events such as the 2004 Athens and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where she represented China. Little did she know that she would be breaking the national shot put record in a little over a month after her maiden Olympic outing.

Guirong was 22 years old when she gained her citizenship and moved to Singapore after the introduction of the foreign talent scheme. Around the same time, she went on to score both gold and silver for the discus and shot put events of the Southeast Asian Games respectively.

In 2005, she achieved a gold medal and has continuously defended the title for over a decade. She’s most known in Singapore as the athlete to hold the national shot put record of 18.57 meters.

Feng Tianwei

She was born in 1986 and she holds the title of being a national table tennis legend in Singapore. Your experience for sports betting in Singapore isn’t complete without Tianwei on the leaderboards.

Tianwei rose to fame when she led the women’s table tennis team to snag a silver medal at a newly-introduced event at the Beijing Olympic Games back in 2008. That medal ended the 48-year medal drought that Singapore is longing to achieve.

With her determination to win a medal of her own in the singles division, she achieved a bronze medal which also made her the second Singaporean to win an individual medal from the Olympics. Perhaps her most well-known victory is when she bagged three gold medals from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Another amazing feat is her win against China at the women’s singles event at the Asian Cup 2015 where the title was previously held for over seven years by the Chinese athletes.

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Daniel Bennett

Football is undeniably one of the most popular sports in the country. In fact, football is widely common across the many online sports betting sites in Singapore.

Daniel Mark Bennet is arguably the most popular footballer in the country. He played for the national team and was known for his all-time high trademark of long-range free-kicks. While he was born in England, he became a citizen of Singapore in 2002 since the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme was introduced.

Today, he had achieved a total of 142 caps for the country which holds the record for the most international matches played by a football player.

Websites for online gambling in Singapore would die to not have Bennett as one of their main attractions of football betting and football, in general, in the country.

Tao Li

Another female athlete who dominated both the international sports scene and the heart of many Singaporeans. She was born in 1990 and is perhaps the most popular Singaporean swimmer.

One of her most notable achievements is her sheer dominance in the pool at the Southeast Asian Games from 2005 for over a decade. She won an astounding 12 gold medals and three more golds from the FINA Arena Swimming World Cup.

Her field of expertise is the butterfly and the backstroke categories where she achieved 3 national titles and 200-meter records in the butterfly and backstroke category respectively. Li also became the first-ever female Singaporean swimmer to make it to a swimmer final.

Li Jiawei

Unbeknownst to many, Singaporean love table tennis. While sports betting on table tennis is mostly unheard of, there are still a decent number of sports enthusiasts who make a wager on this sport.

Another Olympian table tennis player is Li Jiawei. Jiawei has represented the country three times at the Olympic Games. She started playing competitively years after she moved into Singapore around when she was 14 years old.

She’s mainly a singles player in most of her career, she bagged three gold medals in the doubles division, mixed doubles, as well as other team events at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester back in 2002. She sits at the No. 3 rankings in 2005 and won two silver and two gold medals the following year.