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Messages of support and love for the athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics this year have poured in from our celebs following yesterday’s events .

On Thursday (July 29) evening, national swimmers Joseph Schooling, 26, and Quah Zheng Wen, 24, took part in the heats for the 100m butterfly race. Joseph is the defending champion for the race, having won the gold medal and set an Olympic record in Rio 2016. However, both Joseph and Zheng Wen failed to qualify for the semi-finals, clocking in at 53.12 seconds and 52.39 seconds respectively.

An hour later, national paddler Yu Mengyu faced off against Japan’s Mima Ito for a bronze medal in the table tennis women’s singles. Unfortunately, she eventually lost 4-1 to Mima, who's ranked second in the world.

Mengyu updated her Instagram a few hours after her game with a heartfelt post thanking everyone for their support. 

"Thanks to all people who have helped me. Without your supports (sic), I cannot stand on the stage of this Olympics. Although I was a little regretful, my body was not strong enough, but I did my best. Life cannot be perfect for everything. A life with a little regret is real life,” wrote the 31-year-old paddler.

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