YANG Rachel Isabel Bingjie

28 Feb 1982

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Pole Vault  


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Games
NMWomen's Pole Vault2010Guangzhou, CHNNM
Asian Championships
2Women's Pole Vault2007Amman, JOR3.50
DNSWomen's Pole Vault2015Wuhan, CHNDNS
South East Asian Games
2Women's Pole Vault2015Singapore, SIN3.90
3Women's Pole Vault2017Kuala Lumpur, MAS3.60
NMWomen's Pole Vault2023Phnom Penh, CAMNM
NMWomen's Pole Vault2011IndonesiaNM
Information Technology
Speech Therapy and Hearing - Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, AUS
Husband David Yeo, son Zacchaeus [2013]
English, Mandarin
David Yeo [husband]
She underwent spinal surgery in December 2020. (straitstimes.com, 18 May 2021)

She suffered a calf injury in late 2019. (Instagram profile, 22 Jan 2020)

She sustained a back injury prior to the 2009 South East Asian Games and had to withdraw from the competition. An MRI scan confirmed that two of her inter-vertebral discs [L4 and L5] were protruded. (singaporeathletics.com, 06 Aug 2010)

In 2002 she suffered a knee ligament injury during her first pole vault training session and needed surgery. In 2004 she had another knee operation after injuring the meniscus in the same knee. (ASICS Facebook page, 14 Aug 2015; asiaone.com, 10 May 2015)
She first tried pole vaulting in 2002, and took up the sport seriously at age 23. (ASICS Facebook page, 14 Aug 2015; asiaone.com, 10 May 2015)
"I got into pole vaulting because of my husband. We met at Hwa Chong Junior College [in Singapore], where he was a coach in pole vaulting and where I was studying. But we dated only a few years later. I would wait around for him to finish coaching and he asked me to try pole vaulting." (asiaone.com, 10 May 2015)
To compete at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Instagram profile, 03 Jun 2023)
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 South East Asian Games in Singapore. (Instagram profile, 21 May 2023)
Her mother. (sg.news.yahoo.com, 14 Sep 2015)
"Life is never fair." (ASICS Facebook page, 14 Aug 2015)
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