No medal but S'pore cheers tearful Jiawei By Tay Cheng Khoon - The Straits Times. THE pressure of delivering Singapore's second Olympic Games medal proved too much for Li Jiawei to shoulder, the 23-year-old collapsing in the bronze medal play-off against South Korean Kim Kyung Ah 1-4 yesterday. Although Kim, at No. 6 in the world, is ranked two spots higher than the Singapore player, Li had been expected to win as she had beaten her in their two previous meetings, the latest being at the US Open. But Li was never in contention. Mentally, she was drained, physically she couldn't raise the power to attack and destroy the opponent's patient chopping game. Despite taking the opening game 11-9, she went down meekly in the remaining four 8-11, 7-11, 5-11, 8-11 - the dream of Olympic glory evaporating in 41 minutes. Still, there was loud applause for Jiawei at the National Day Rally last night, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described how he had spoken to the tearful player before delivering his speech. She had told him she was very sad. And he told her not to cry, because it had not been easy making the last four at the Olympics. His message to her: 'Sports isn't just medals. It's doing our best, trying again, overcoming setbacks, depending on each other, being part of Team Singapore.' Said Mr Ng Ser Miang, an International Olympic Committee member: 'In other countries, the medal expectations are spread over many athletes. Here, only two or three bear that responsibility - Jiawei, Zhang Xueling and badminton player Ronald Susilo. 'Xueling and Ronald both made the quarter-finals, Ronald even beating world No. 1 Lin Dan. 'That shows that, since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, when Jing Junhong finished fourth, Singaporeans are now coming to the Games, not as spectators, but as medal contenders. 'We are progressing and maybe, come Beijing 2008, we will get the medals.' The only medal Singapore has is a weightlifting silver won by Tan Howe Liang at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Li's defeat ends the Athens Olympic adventure for Singaporeans. Apart from Lee Wung Yew, who had a decent outing at trap shooting, the others - five swimmers, two athletes and a sailor - performed below expectations.