Team Singapore athletes walk in slippers for PHFSR

Get your camera and autograph items ready!

If you’re joining us for the 2nd edition of Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2012 on 4 November 2012 at 8am at East Coast Park, you may just be walking alongside our Team Singapore Olympian athletes!

Joining us for this non-competitive fund-raising walk are Team Singapore Shooter Jasmine Ser, Shuttler Derrick Wong, Gymnast Lim Heem Wei, and Para-Equestrian Maximillian Tan, all of whom represented Singapore at the recent London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games respectively.

Swapping their training shoes for a pair of slippers for that morning to join in the event are also athletes from the National Women Hockey team. As of 25 October, the atheletes joining us are Tan Koon Kim Cookie, Lam Xin Ni, Felissa Lai Shiqi, O Ming Fen, Laura Tan Si Ru, Chua Xinni, Lim Ooi Hong Joan Anne, Li Meixian, Chen Li Yuan, Nursabrina Banuh Bte Gofar, Ho Puay Ling, Lim Ju Hong Janna, Cheryll Chia, Jessie Teh Pui Fang, Sri Syazwani Bte Safii, Puteri Yasmin Bte Rahim, Suriati Bte Sonny, Gene Leck Yuan Jie, Phoebe Neo Yu Shan and Nurul Sofia Atikah. (We hear they may be dribbling a hockey ball along the way!)

Come spot them in their Team Singapore jerseys and slippers!

Project Happy Feet would like to thank Team Singapore, Singapore Sports Council and the athletes for supporting the event. To learn more about our national sporting heroes, visit their website and facebook page! Photos courtesy of Singapore Sports Council>

Team Singapore Para-Equestrian Maximillian Tan. Major sporting achievements include: Participated in London 2012 Paralympic Games: Team Test, Individual Test (Grade 1B) and Freestyle To Music (Grade 1B); 2011 International Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships Cervia Italy: Individual Test (Grade 1B) – 3rd

Team Singapore gymnast Lim Heem Wei. Major sporting achievements include: Participated in London 2012 Olympic Games: Individual All-Around; 2012 London Test Event – First Singaporean Gymnast to qualify for the Olympic Games; Singapore National Championship Individual All-Around – Gold; 2011 World Championships – Qualified for London Test Event; 26th SEA Games Palembang Indonesia Team – Gold, Individual All-Around – Bronze, Floor Event – Silver; 2010 19th Commonwealth Games Delhi Balance Beam – Silver; 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games – Participation; 2008 Asian Gymnastics Championships Team – Bronze; 2007   24th SEA Games Korat Thailand Team – Gold; 2005   23rd SEA Games Manila Philippines Team – Gold

Team Singapore Shuttler Derrick Wong. Sporting achievements include: Competed in London 2012 Olympic Games: Men’s Singles; 2011 26th SEA Games Indonesia: Men’s Singles – Bronze, Men’s Team – Bronze

Team Singapore Shooter Jesmine Ser. Sporting achievements include: Participated in London 2012 Olympic Games: Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions; 2011 Singapore Sports Awards – Sportswoman of the Year; 2010 19th Commonwealth Games Delhi: Women’s 10m Air Rifle – Gold; Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions – Silver

Team Singapore made a little video of the athletes joining in the Project Happy Feet Slipper Race. Check out the video here!