Singapore NOC mourns national team shooter Poh Lip Meng

Poh Lip Meng has passed away aged 52. @singaporeshootingassociation
Poh Lip Meng has passed away aged 52. @singaporeshootingassociation

Singapore, December 24, 2021: The Singapore National Olympic Council has paid tribute to national team shooter Poh Lip Meng, who passed away on Wednesday, December 22. He was 52.

The President of Singapore NOC, Tan Chuan-Jin, said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of former national shooter Poh Lip Meng’s sudden passing. 

“He was an exemplary athlete, and often greeted anyone he met with a friendly and warm disposition. We've lost a fine role model.

“We extend our deepest condolences to Lip Meng’s family and the shooting community for their loss.”

The Singapore Shooting Association (SSA) told Channel News Asia that Poh, who had represented Singapore at the SEA Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, died on Wednesday after collapsing during a jog. 

"Lip Meng was a valuable member of the national pistol men’s team, helping Singapore achieve remarkable results in various competitions," the SSA said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“Most notably, he was a finalist in the ISSF World Cup Fort Benning 2010 in the 10m air pistol men’s event. His dedication and commitment to the sport brought Singapore the silver and bronze medals in the 10m air pistol team event at the 27th and 28th SEA Games respectively, as well as the gold medal at the 40th Southeast Asian Shooting Association Championship 2016. 

“He also helped to bring Singapore the gold medal at the 28th SEA Games 2015 in the 50m free pistol team event. 

“Poh Lip Meng holds the current national records for both 10m air pistol men and 50m free pistol events. A treasured member in the Shooting family, he will be greatly missed.  We convey our deepest condolences to his family.”