Wednesday, July 4, 2012 — The Singapore Weightlifting Federation (SWF) have nominated 24-year-old Helena Wong as Singapore’s representive in the Women’s 53kg Category for Weightlifting at the 30th Olympic Games in London later this month.
The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the SWF received official notification from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on June 25th that Singapore have been allocated this quota place. The last Weightlifter to represent Singapore at the Summer Olympics was Chua Koon Siong at the 1976 Montreal Games.
Helena was introduced to the sport in 2009 and finished eighth in her international debut at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She qualified as Singapore’s sole representative in the sport at the 2011 South-east Asian Games in Palembang, where she finished sixth. Helena currently ranks as one of the top 25 Weightlifters in the Commonwealth Women’s 53kg category.