Singapore’s Helena Wong and Lim Heem Wei bow out of Games

Weightlifter Helena Wong is happy with her efforts despite not reaching her personal best (Getty)Weightlifter Helena Wong is happy with her efforts despite not reaching her personal best (Getty)

Singapore's Helena Wong finished last out of 15 competitors in the women's 53kg category weightlifting competition at the ExCel Arena in London on Sunday.

Making her debut at the Olympics, Wong lifted a combined 134kg, almost 20kg off her personal best of 153kg.

Still, the experience was a positive one for the 24-year-old, who is competing in London after receiving a late unused quota place.

She revealed that she started training for her event only six weeks ago and was carrying a wrist injury.

"The experience in London has been very good. The Brits even cheered for me when I was competing so that was very nice," she told local press afterwards.

Debut Olympian Lim Heem Wei finished 45th out of 98 competitors in the qualification round of the women's artistic gymnastics (Getty)Debut Olympian Lim Heem Wei finished 45th out of 98 competitors in the qualification round of the women's artistic …

Meanwhile, the Republic's Lim Heem Wei finished in 45th position in the qualification round of the women's artistic gymnastics competition, and missed out on the finals.

Lim, who is the first Singaporean gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, finished with a combined score of 50.799 on four apparatus in a field of 98 competitors.

Russia's Victoria Komova was the best-performing athlete with her score of 60.632

Watched by her supporters, including her parents, Lim's combined score was higher than the one with which she qualified for the Games.

The 23-year-old began her routine on the beam at 8pm London time and scored 13.033 out of 20.

Yet she was assured, wobbled only a little and finished with a score of 13.033 out of 20.

Her score on the floor was 12.033; 13.333 on the vault; and 12.400 on the last apparatus, the uneven bars.