LIM Heem Wei < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Singapore   
Gender Women
Born 12 Apr 1989
Height1.51 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Singapore
Occupation Student
Languages English, Mandarin
Higher education Sport Management - Nanyang Polytechnic: Singapore
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up gymnastics as an extra curricular activity in primary school at the age of seven.
Why this sport? She was fascinated with the sport ever since first grade. "I was a very active child, so I would channel all my energy to this sport. I love gymnastics because it is a very highly specialised , technical sport."
International Debut
Year 2007
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her friends and university lecturers, who offer support and are flexible in the challenges faced with training and study. (nyp.edu.sg, 15 Sep 2008)
Injuries She injured her left foot while competing at the 2008 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha and returned to Singapore in crutches. (asiaone.com, 24 Nov 2008)
Awards and honours She was nominated for the title Athlete of the Year 2011 in Singapore. She was the first ever gymnast to be nominated for this prize. (beijingbound.wordpress.com, 08 Feb 2011; agu-gymnastics.com, 2010)

2008 MAP Awards. (Singapore Media Guide, 22 Oct 2010)

2007 Singapore Sports Awards: Meritorious Award Junior. (Singapore Media Guide, 22 Oct 2010)

2006 MAP Award. (Singapore Media Guide, 22 Oct 2010)

2006 Singapore Sports Awards: Meritorious Award Junior. (Singapore Media Guide, 22 Oct 2010)

2004 Singapore Sports Awards: Junior Team of the Year, Meritorious Award Junior - Individual (Singapore Media Guide, 22 Oct 2010)
Ambitions She aspires to raise the overall standards of gymnastics in Singapore. To achieve this dream she is studying sports management. "I wanted a career in sport management, particularly the business aspects. With the skills I have learned, I hope to contribute more significantly to gymnastics in Singapore." (nyp.edu.sg, 15 Sep 2008)
Other information YOUTH AMBASSADOR
She was one of 17 Youth Ambassadors named by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports [MCYS] for the Singapore Youth Olympics in 2010. (channelnewsasia.com, 28 Nov 2007)

NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first gymnast from Singapore to qualify for an Olympic Games when she claimed one of the sports at the 2012 Games in London. (todayonline.com, 14 Jan 2012)