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Singaporean Backstroke, butterfly stroke Swimfast Aquatic Club Singapore Sports School 10 January 1990 (1990-01-10) Wuhan, Hubei, People’s Republic of China 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)[1] 58 kg (130 lb) (2006)[2]

Games, beating China’s multi-gold medallist Xu Yanwei and breaking her own national record in the process. She became Singapore’s most medalled athlete at the 2007 SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand, winning four gold medals. Earlier in the year, she also became the first Singaporean female swimmer to reach a FINA World Aquatics Championships final, finishing seventh in the 50 metres butterfly. Tao made her Olympic début for Singapore at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She qualified for the 100 metres finals, ranking fourth in the semifinals with a time of 57.54 seconds and setting two Asian records in two days. She thus became the first Singaporean swimmer to enter an Olympic final. She emerged fifth at the women’s 100 metres butterfly finals with a time of 57.99 seconds.

Early life and education
Tao Li was born on 10 January 1990[3] in Wuhan, Hubei,[4] in the People’s Republic of China,[5] the only child of Tao Ran and his wife Li Yan, who were both former provincial swimmers and are now swimming coaches.[6] Her early years were spent in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. She started swimming at the age of five, and had started competitive swimming by the time she was ten. In her first contest she won two gold medals and broke two age records.[4] On one occasion at a particular local meet that she was confident of winning, she had her parents attend. However, she lost and was so upset and worried about "losing face" that she asked her parents not to come for future competitions. While she has now overcome that fear, her parents still keep to the "tradition" of not attending her meets in order not to distract her. In 2002, at the age of 13 years, Tao was brought to Singapore by her mother.[7] It was difficult for her parents to decide to send her to Singapore, and her father was initially against the idea as at the time she was training with a provincial swimming team and earning a monthly salary of RNB500, and there was a good chance she might do well

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tao (Chinese: ?, Pinyin: Táo). Tao Li (Chinese: ??, Pinyin: Táo Lǐ; born 10 January 1990) is a China-born Singaporean competitive swimmer specializing in the backstroke and butterfly stroke. A Singapore Sports School student, Tao has represented Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and Asian Games and holds several national records. She won four gold medals and a bronze at the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines, and reached the finals of the women’s 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres butterfly events at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne though she did not gain any medals. In December 2006, Tao took a gold medal at the 50 metres butterfly in Doha’s 2006 Asian

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enough to join the Chinese national team.[2][6] However, they decided to do so after she was deemed too short for the national team.[8] As her mother was not earning much, she found covering Tao’s swimming expenses difficult.[9] In addition, because Tao’s English was not good, she had to join a Primary 5 class in Queenstown Primary School though she was three years older than her classmates and found things tough-going.[4][9] However, she worked hard and took extra language lessons, and now converses fluently in English.[9] Tao became a Singapore citizen in August 2005.[2][5] She is a Secondary 3 student at the Singapore Sports School in 2008, and is expected to continue her education there until she graduates with a diploma in sports science under an arrangement between the school and the Auckland University of Technology.[10] She trains under the school’s swimming coach Peter Churchill.[8] Previously at the Aquatic Performance Swim Club under former Olympian Ang Peng Siong from 2001, following what was reported to be a contract dispute she started training in October 2006 with another former Olympian, David Lim, at Swimfast Aquatic Club.[7][11]

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in Doha’s 2006 Asian Games, beating China’s multi-gold medallist Xu Yanwei and breaking her own national record in the process.[14] She also won a bronze medal at the 100 metres butterfly earlier in the tournament, recording a national and Asian mark of 58.96 seconds.[15] Tao became the first Singaporean female swimmer to reach a FINA World Aquatics Championships final. The 2007 World Aquatics Championships were held in Melbourne from 17 March to 1 April 2007, and she finished seventh in the 50 metres butterfly.[16] Later that year at the 2007 SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand, she was Singapore’s most medalled athlete at the Games, winning four gold medals in the 100 metres backstroke, 100 and 200 metres butterfly, and 4 x 100 metres medley relay.[17] On 28 June 2008, Tao was named Sportswoman of the Year in the Singapore Sports Awards given out by the Singapore National Olympic Council[18] each year.[19] She also won the award in 2007.[19][20] In January 2008, Tao became embroiled in controversy after the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) introduced a 15% levy on the cash awards given to swimmers, with about 6% set aside for youth development. As part of the government’s Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP), she received S$23,750 for winning three individual titles and one team gold at the 2007 SEA Games. She was therefore "taxed" S$3,562.50, with S$1,425 going to youth development. Unhappy with this, Tao said: "If they [the SSA] want to cultivate youth, they should find their own money, not pay using our awards. It’s through our hard work that we got the money. So, I don’t see the point that we should give the money to the youths." She also said it had been her school and not the SSA which had borne the expense of her overseas training. The SSA said it was "very disappointed" with her comments, and pointed out that the association had spent "easily in excess of $20,000" in sending her for competitions abroad such as the World Championships, Hong Kong Open and Japan International, and a stint at the Australian Institute of Sport. SSA Vice-President Oon Jin Gee told the press, "Even with the Sports School funding it, it’s our taxpayers’ dollars going into her development. It doesn’t matter which avenue it comes from, it’s still Singapore’s support for her."[21]

Career as national swimmer
Tao has represented Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and Asian Games. Following her success at the 1st Hong Kong Open Invitational Championships in 2005 at which she won four gold medals and was named most outstanding female swimmer,[12] at the 23rd SEA Games held in the Philippines later that year, she won golds for the 100 metres backstroke, 200 metres butterfly, and 4 x 100 metres medley relay with teammates Ho Shu Yong, Nicolette Teo and Joscelin Yeo.[3] In March the following year, she won gold in the 50 metres butterfly at the Milo Asia Swimming Championships in Singapore, the Republic’s first top award at the competition.[3][13] Between 16 and 21 March 2006 she took part in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, reaching the finals of the 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres butterfly, though she did not gain any medals.[3] In December the same year, Tao won a gold medal at the 50 metres butterfly

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On 12 August, Tao swam in the second heat of the 200 metres butterfly. She finished fifth (26th in a field of 34) and thus did not proceed to the semi-finals, but her time of 2 minutes 12.63 seconds was a new national record.[29] Discussions have begun regarding plans for her future development. The Singapore Sports Council’s high performance chief Wayde Clews has said: "Money will not be a prohibitive factor in providing the support and necessary resources for Tao Li to reach her full potential ... with the 2012 Olympics as the target."[10] As Tao needs to gain more high-level competing experience, there is also the issue of whether she should continue training in Singapore or head overseas, particularly to Australia or the US.[30]

Tao powering her way to gold in the finals of the 100 metres short-course butterfly event on 1 November 2008 at the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup, held at the Singapore Sports School.

2008 Summer Olympics
Tao made her Olympic début for Singapore at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, arriving ranked 26th out of 49 butterfly swimmers.[22] On 9 August, the second day of the swimming competition, she qualified fourth fastest for the semifinals of the 100 metres butterfly after winning her heat with a personal best time of 57.77 seconds. The following day she made it to the finals, shaving off 0.23 seconds for another personal best time and new Asian record of 57.54 seconds. She came fourth behind her role model, Australian swimmer Lisbeth Trickett,[22] and the USA’s Christine Magnuson and Australia’s Jessicah Schipper.[23][24] She thus set two Asian records and the national record for the event,[25] and became the eighth fastest butterfly swimmer in the world and first Singaporean swimmer to enter an Olympic final.[23] On 11 August, she came fifth at the 100 metres butterfly finals with a time of 57.99 seconds. The top three spots were taken by Trickett (56.73 seconds), Magnuson (57.10 seconds) and Schipper (57.25 seconds).[26][27] Asked by The Straits Times about her performance, Tao said, "If I have given another personal best, it would not have gotten me a medal. The top three winners were just too good. I wanted to do my best and I pushed all the way and hoped for the best."[26] Given Tao’s age compared to those of the medallists, there are hopes that she will be able to improve her performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[28]

Other events
On 1 November 2008 at the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup in Singapore, Tao achieved gold in the 100 metres short-course (25 metres) butterfly, and the following evening a bronze in the 50 metres butterfly in a personal-best time of 25.93 seconds.[31] She repeated her feat in the 100 metres butterfly at the Stockholm leg of the competition on 11 November,[32] and in Berlin on 15 November when she set a competition record with a time of 56.28 seconds.[33] Tao was named the inaugural The Straits Times Athlete of the Year 2008,[8][34] and came second in Today newspaper’s 2008 list of athletes of the year.[35]

Medals National records
As of 12 August 2008, Tao was the holder of the following Singapore records:

Open
Some of the above information was obtained from Singapore national records (long-course metres), Singapore Swimming Association, 8 June 2008, http://www.swimming.org.sg/swmrecords_WomenOpen.html, retrieved on 2008-08-11 .

Under 17 years of age
The above information was obtained from Singapore national records (long-course 6 metres), June Singapore 2008, Swimming Association,

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Time (min : s) 1:03.83[3][36] 1:04.05[17] Medal Date Competition

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100 m backstroke Gold Gold 1 December 2005 9 December 2007 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 24th Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand 2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar Milo Asia Swimming Championships Singapore FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Berlin, Germany FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Singapore 2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 24th Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand Milo Asia Swimming Championships Singapore 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Berlin, Germany FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Singapore FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Stockholm, Sweden FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Moscow, Russia

50 m butterfly 0:26.73[37] 0:26.92[3][13] Gold Gold 7 December 2006 6 March 2006

50 m butterfly (short course – 25 m) 0:25.70[38] Bronze 16 November 2008

0:25.93[31] (personal best) 100 m butterfly 0:58.96[15] 1:00.33[17]

Bronze

2 November 2008

Bronze Gold

2 December 2006 9 December 2007

1:01.10[39]

Bronze

8 March 2006

1:01.53[3][40]

Bronze

1 December 2005

100 m butterfly (short course – 25 m) 0:56.28[33] (competition record) 0:56.85[31] Gold 15 November 2008

Gold

1 November 2008

0:56.87[32]

Gold

11 November 2008

0:58.50[32]

Silver

10 November 2008

200 m butterfly

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2:14.11[3][41] 2:15.63[42] Gold Gold 3 December 2005 11 December 2007

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23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 24th Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand 24th Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines Competition

4 x 100 m medley relay 4:13.18[43] Gold 11 December 2007

4:14.49[3][44]

Gold

2 December 2005

Event 50 m backstroke 100 m backstroke 200 m backstroke 50 m butterfly

Time (min : s) 0:29.20 1:03.17

Date

4 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar 20 June 2007 3rd Singapore National Swim Championships Singapore 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

2:17.55 0:26.73

29 November 2005

7 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar 10 August 2008 12 August 2008 29th Summer Olympics Beijing, People’s Republic of China 29th Summer Olympics Beijing, People’s Republic of China

100 m butterfly 0:57.54[25] 200 m butterfly 2:12.63[29] 3:53.33 4 x 100m freestyle relay (with Ho Shu Yong, Mylene Ong Chui Bin and Lynette Ng Hiang Yuet) 4 x 100m med- 4:13.18 ley relay (with Shana Lim, Nicolette Teo Wei Min and Quah Ting Wen)

3 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar

10 December 2007

24th Southeast Asian Games Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand

http://www.swimming.org.sg/swmrecords_GirlsUnder17.html, retrieved on 2008-08-11 .

Notes
[1] Rohit Brijnath (11 August 2008), "Maybe, just maybe", The Straits Times (Sport): B13 . [2] ^ Athletes: Profile: TAO Li, 15th Asian Games, Doha 2006, Doha Asian Games Organising Committee, December 2006, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061210034828/ http://www.doha-2006.com/gis/SPORTS/

See also
• Singapore at the 2008 Summer Olympics • Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Event 50 m backstroke 100 m backstroke 200 m backstroke 50 m butterfly Time (min : s) 0:29.20 1:03.17 Date Competition

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4 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar 20 June 2007 3rd Singapore National Swim Championships Singapore 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

2:17.55 0:26.73

29 November 2005

7 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar 2 December 2006 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3 December 2005 23rd Southeast Asian Games Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 2 September 2006 2nd Hong Kong Open Swimming Championships 2006 Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

100 m butterfly 0:58.96 200 m butterfly 2:14.11 4 x 100 m med- 4:24.78 ley relay (with Roanne Ho Ru’En, Koh Ting Ting and Mylene Ong Chui Bin)

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Straits%20Times,%207%20Mar%2006.jpg ; more at home in sports arena than in Cubby Leong (7 March 2006), "Great ballroom" (), The Straits Times, night for Singapore: Tao Li strikes firsthttp://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/ ever gold for Republic in Asian meet" (), STIStory_251356.html ; Young athletes Today, http://www.asiaswimchamps.org/ claim top honours at Singapore Sports WorkingFiles/07-03-06/ Award 2008, Singapore National TODAY,%207%20Mar%2006.jpg . For Olympic Council, 28 June 2008, this achievement, and for getting a http://www.snoc.org.sg/ bronze medal in the 100 metres news20080628.php . See also butterfly, she was awarded S$312,500 Sportswoman of the Year: Tao Li under the Multi-Million Dollar Award (swimming), Singapore National Olympic Programme (MAP): Asian Games 2006 Council, 2008, http://www.snoc.org.sg/ MAP Awards, Singapore National picture.php?p=images/ Olympic Council, 1 February 2007, snoc_award_2008_05b.jpg, retrieved on http://www.snoc.org.sg/files/ 2008-08-12 . asiangame2006_map.pdf, retrieved on [20] Jose Raymond (9 June 2007), "Towering 2008-08-11 . Tao Li breaks Li’s reign: Teenage [14] Asian Games: Swimmer Tao Li upsets swimming sensation named 2006 China to win Singapore’s second gold Sportswoman of the Year, bowler Remy medal in Doha, Channel NewsAsia, 8 Ong takes Sportsman honour", Weekend December 2006, Today (reproduced on the Singapore http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ Sports School website): 36, specialreport/news/246006_14/1/.html, http://www.sportsschool.edu.sg/Uploads/ retrieved on 2006-12-08 . News%20And%20Events/NAE1/Jun2007/ [15] ^ Lim Han Ming (11 August 2008), ToweringTaoLibreaksLireign2_090607.pdf . Beijing 08: Record breaker, The Electric [21] "Tao Li sore over paying for youths", The New Paper, Straits Times (reproduced at AsiaOne), http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/sports/ 30 January 2008, story/0,4136,172970,00.html, retrieved http://www.asiaone.com/News/ on 2008-08-11 . Latest%2BNews/Sports/Story/ [16] Chan Yi Shen (1 April 2007), "Tao Li A1Story20080130-47436.html . See also finishes seventh, but is still Asia’s best", Wong Meng Meng (4 February 2008), The Sunday Times, "Tao Li taken to task over comments: http://www.sportsschool.edu.sg/Uploads/ They slam her reluctance to donate 6% News%20And%20Events/NAE1/Apr2007/ of her earnings to youth" (), The Straits taoli1.pdf . Times, [17] ^ Patwant Singh (9 December 2007), http://www.sportingsingapore.com/ SEA Games: 4 gold medals in swimming ttd_bizenterprise/ for Singapore, Channel NewsAsia, Singlenews.aspx?DirID=53&rec_code=130142 . http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ [22] ^ Marc Lim (12 August 2008), "I guess I specialreport/news/316416_52/1/.html . did fantastic: Tao Li’s initial See also David Ngiau (7 December disappointment at not winning an 2007), "It’s Tao Li’s time to make waves Olympic medal is replaced by her at the SEA Games", Today (reproduced trademark grin", The Straits Times on the Singapore Sports School website), (Sport): B11 . See also Marc Lim (12 http://www.sportsschool.edu.sg/Uploads/ August 2008), "No medal, but we’re so News%20And%20Events/NAE2/ proud of you, Tao Li", The Straits Times: Dec2007/ 1. ItsTaoListime2MkWavesatSEAG_0712072.pdf . ^ Leonard Thomas (11 August 2008), [23] [18] SNOC awards, Singapore National "Now for the perfect race", Today: 28, Olympic Council, 2008, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ http://www.snoc.org.sg/ 270064.asp . snoc_awards.php, retrieved on [24] Dominique Loh (10 August 2008), 2008-08-12 . Olympics: Singapore swimmer Tao Li [19] ^ Marc Lim (25 June 2008), "Easier done qualifies for 100m butterfly final, than worn for athletes: Tao Li and stars Channel NewsAsia,

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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ singaporelocalnews/view/366419/1/ .html . [25] ^ Asian nations come good in Beijing, Agence France-Presse (AFP), 11 August 2008, http://afp.google.com/article/ ALeqM5itnKRB1s0ISc0_Xn3AxGpXGuB75A Tao’s first Asian record of 57.77 seconds was broken minutes later by Chinese swimmer Zhou Yafei who qualified for the semifinals with a time of 57.70 seconds: Rohit Brijnath (10 August 2008), "Record-breakers", The Sunday Times: 40 ; Tan Yo-Hinn (14 August 2008), "A million-dollar makeover for Tao Li" (), Today: 54, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ 270770.asp . However, Tao regained the Asian record with her semifinal time of 57.54 seconds: Tan Yo-Hinn (12 August 2008), "No podium finish, no sweat: Tao Li’s schoolmates couldn’t be prouder of her Olympic feat" (), Today: 32, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ 270296.asp . [26] ^ S’pore’s Tao Li ’not disappointed’ with timing in 100m fly finals, The Straits Times Digital, 11 August 2008, http://www.straitstimes.com/ Beijing-2008/Team%2BSingapore/Story/ STIStory_266843.html, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [27] Olympics: Singapore swimmer Tao Li 5th in 100m butterfly finals, Channel NewsAsia, 11 August 2008, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ singaporelocalnews/view/366665/1/ .html . [28] Leonard Thomas (12 August 2008), "Tao Li, a girl among giants: When the youngest competitor in the Olympic final finishes fifth, there’s little reason to complain" (), Today, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ 270293.asp . [29] ^ Results: Women’s 200m Butterfly – Heat 2, Beijing 2008: The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, 12 August 2008, http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/ INF/SW/C73A1/ SWW022902.shtml#SWW022902, retrieved on 2008-08-12 ; Marc Lim (13 August 2008), "Another record for Tao

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Li", The Straits Times (Sport): B10 ; Low Lin Phoong (13 August 2008), "Tao Li sets 200m butterfly national record" (), Today: 36, http://www.todayonline.com/ articles/270550.asp . [30] Marc Lim (14 August 2008), "Tao Li: . Stay or go?", The Straits Times (Sport): B10 . [31] ^ Lin Xinyi (3 November 2008), "Tao Li adds to her tally", The Straits Times (Sport): B14 ; Tan Yo-Hinn (3 November 2008), "Tao Li’s making more waves" (), Today: 29, http://www.todayonline.com/ articles/285002.asp (archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/ 5c7piH5xq). [32] ^ Lin Xinyi (13 November 2008), "Tao Li wins at World Cup again", The Straits Times (Sport): C17 . [33] ^ Wang Meng Meng (16 November 2008), "Tao Li sets new mark", The Sunday Times (Sport): 35 . [34] Terrence Voon (5 February 2009), "Take a bow, Tao Li: Swimmer receives inaugural ST Athlete of the Year trophy and lights up event with her singing", The Straits Times (Sport): B13 . [35] Leonard Thomas (31 December 2008), "The brightest star of all: Table tennis star Li Jiawei is TODAY’s Singapore Athlete of the Year 2008" (), Today: 24, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ 295016.asp (archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/ 5dUzauUYw). [36] Swimming results: Women’s 100 LC meter backstroke finals, 23rd SEA Games, Philippines 2005, December 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061231035659/ results.2005seagames.com.ph/ swimming/ 100+womenbackstroke+Finals.asp, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [37] Singapore national records (long-course metres), Singapore Swimming Association, 2008-06-08, http://www.swimming.org.sg/ swmrecords_WomenOpen.html, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [38] Lin Xinyi (17 November 2008), "Tao Li bags bronze for seventh medal in World Cup", The Straits Times (Sport): B12 . [39] "Tao Li wins bronze in 100m fly, relay team disqualified" (), The Straits Times, 9 March 2006,

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http://www.asiaswimchamps.org/ WorkingFiles/09-03-06/ Straits_Times__9th_mar_06.jpg . [40] Swimming results: Women’s 100 LC meter butterfly finals, 23rd SEA Games, Philippines 2005, December 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061231035409/ results.2005seagames.com.ph/ swimming/ 100+womenbuterfly+Finals.asp, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [41] Swimming results – finals: Women’s 200 LC meter butterfly, 23rd SEA Games, Philippines 2005, December 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061231035619/ results.2005seagames.com.ph/ swimming/ dec3+200women+but+FINAL.asp, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [42] Kenny Teng Khoon Hock (11 December 2007), Two gold, Games record for Malaysia on final day of swimming, BERNAMA: Malaysia National News Agency, http://www.bernama.com.my/ bernama/v3/ news_sports.php?id=301934, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . [43] David Ngiau (11 December 2007), SEA Games: Singapore’s Teo wins gold in women’s 200m breastroke, Channel NewsAsia, http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ specialreport/news/316712_52/1/.html . [44] Swimming results: Women’s 400 LC meter medley relay, 23rd SEA Games, Philippines 2005, December 2005, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061231035429/ results.2005seagames.com.ph/ swimming/ dec2+400women+medley+F.asp, retrieved on 2008-08-11 .

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Organising Committee, December 2006, http://web.archive.org/web/ 20061210034828/ http://www.doha-2006.com/gis/SPORTS/ CO/ IGCOParticipantInfo.aspx?Register=5857036, retrieved on 2008-08-12 .

Further reading
• Fang, Nicholas (4 October 2008), "No grunts, only giggles: Getting to know this young athlete – away from the swimming pool", Weekend Today: 8, 10, http://www.todayonline.com/articles/ 279492.asp (archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5bL2EiGI0). • Brijnath, Rohit (25 October 2008), "A woman of learning: Young swimmer Tao Li’s education to be a star continues after Beijing", The Straits Times (Sport): C32 .

External links
• Official website of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) • Tao Li at the SNOC website • Official website of the Singapore Swimming Association • Official website of Team Singapore, managed by the Singapore Sports Council • Tao Li at the Team Singapore website Persondata NAME ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT Singaporean Olympic comDESCRIPTION petitive swimmer DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH 10 January 1990 Hubei, People’s Republic of China Tao Li

References
• Biography: Tao Li, Melbourne 2006, XVIII Commonwealth Games, March 2006, http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/ Participants/Participants?ID=107668, retrieved on 2008-08-11 . • Athletes: Profile: TAO Li, 15th Asian Games, Doha 2006, Doha Asian Games

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