Singapore made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed in most games since. The nation competed with Malaysia at the 1964 Olympics as the two nations were briefly merged and in 1980 Singapore participated in the United States led boycott. Singapore sends a small delegation with around 20 athletes to compete at most recent games. The athletes compete in a variety of sports including athletics, badminton, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting.
Singapore won its first medal in 1960 and has won a total of five medals across three sports; three in table tennis and one each in swimming and weightlifting. The most successful athlete is table tennis player Feng Tianwei whom won three medals. Feng won a silver (2008) and bronze (2012) medal in the women’s team event and a bronze medal in the women’s singles during the 2012 Olympics. In 2016 Singapore won a single medal.