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TM74OLYMPIC REVIEWMY GAMESEver since I was a little girl I wanted to competein the Olympic Games. It had been my dreamfor so long and while I was excited in the runup to the Beijing Games, as the time drew closer Ibecame more and more nervous because we reallywanted to win a medal for Singapore. The lead-up to the Games was spent practising,practising and practising and we couldn't have beenbetter prepared. We wanted to win a medal. I wanted to win gold but told myself that silver or bronze would also be special.Our first match of the tournament was against theteam from the US. I was nervous watching Wang Yueguplay first. It is hard watching your teammates play butshe did really well. We won all our group matches 3-0,which may seem easy but it wasn't. The Americanteam was a strong team.Our coach kept telling us that we had to believe inour ability and ourselves if we wanted to win a medal.His words were very important throughout thetournament and he always managed to say the rightthings to calm us all down at key times.The support from my teammates was also important.We are all such good friends and were alwaystogether -we trained together, we rested together,we ate together and when we finished competing, wewent shopping together.Before the semi-final match against South Korea, myhand was shaking and my knees were shaking. Wewere so close to winning a medal and I couldn't stopshaking. We were very pleased with our victory overSouth Korea but there was no time to celebrate as wehad a big challenge the next day in the final againstChina. At this stage we were guaranteed at least a silvermedal so there was less pressure - and less shaking!Despite losing the match to China, I enjoyed theexperience of the final. Playing in an Olympic final feltlike a dream to me. There were so many Singaporeanfans in the crowd cheering us on and that gave us all a big boost. I was very excited and happy for the peopleof Singapore and when we arrived back home lots ofpeople wanted to talk to us, shake our hands andcongratulate us. All I can think about now is trying to winanother medal in London, but this time a gold medal! ?RightConcentration is etched on Feng Tianwei'sface in BeijingMYGAMESFENGTIANWEIALONG WITH TEAMMATES LI JIAWEI AND WANG YUEGU, FENG TIANWEI ENDEDSINGAPORE'S 48 YEAR WAIT FOR AN OLYMPIC MEDAL BY CLAIMING SILVER IN THE WOMEN'S TABLE TENNIS TEAM EVENT AT BEIJING IN 2008INTERVIEW:PATRICK JOHNSTONBEIJING 2008Silver: Women's table tennis