13 Jan '12, 7am

Female gymnast makes history by qualifying for Olympics

Female gymnast makes history by qualifying for Olympics

National gymnast Lim Heem Wei has made history by becoming the first Singaporean gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO By May Chen National gymnast Lim Heem Wei has made history by becoming the first Singaporean gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. The 22-year-old picked up one of 37 spots left at the sport's test event on Thursday in London. She will be one of just two South-east Asian female gymnasts who have earned a ticket to the quadrennial Games. Lim, who will be 23 by the time the July 27-Aug 12 Games come round, will compete in the women's individual all-around event. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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