Team Singapore

Great job by support staff

Singapore gymnast Ashly Lau was forced to make an early return home from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when she injured her knee during the artistic women's team final last Tuesday.

The 15-year-old flew home with her parents as surgery was required immediately, said Singapore chef de mission Low Teo Ping.

Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, Low was full of praise over the efforts of the 35 officials supporting the 70-strong contingent.

"Our medical team from the SSI were on hand to assess Ashly's injury and we decided it was best that she return home as soon as possible."

The SSI team also treated an ankle injury on gymnast Michelle Teo, 16, who was hurt in the women's team final, but stayed on with the contingent in Glasgow, using braces.

Said Low: "Credit must also go to the officials, coaches and team managers, who have done a tremendous job."