Laurentia Tan – profile

Laurentia Tan (b. 1979), is a Grade I para-athlete – and Singapore’s most decorated Paralympian. She wrote history when she became the first Singaporean to win a Paralympic medal with her bronze at the 2008 Games in Hong Kong.

Laurentia Tan riding Banestro SGP. Team competition. Grade 1.

A feat that was followed up by another bronze medal at the same event as well as one bronze and one silver medal at the 2012 London Paralympics.

She developed cerebral palsy and profound deafness after birth, and though her parents were warned by doctors that she might never even walk, the family moved to England when Laurentia was three years old. At age 5, Laurentia started riding as physiotherapy.

Laurentia has successfully competed at a total of four Paralympic Games as well as three World Equestrian Games in 2010, 2014, and 2018. She won individual bronze medal in 2014 Caen and individual silver at the 2018 Tryon Games.