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From East Coast Park to the peaks of the Alps: Inside the mind of an ultrarunner

If you want to describe the ultrarunning of Ian Lye using mere numbers, it is 1,730 hours, or 15,795 kilometres, or even 409,001 metres of elevation gain.  In simpler terms, it is 72 days, almost two-fifth the circumference of the Earth, or about 46 times the height of Mount Everest. These are just clocked since…
28 Sep 2022 7 mins read

Passion for gold: Shanti Pereira and her need for speed

For Singapore sprint queen Shanti Pereira, her passion for gold and her need for speed are one and the same. Together, they will get her to the tape at the finishing line – Paris 2024. The 25-year-old showed her mettle at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham when she not only set a new national…
31 Aug 2022 4 mins read

Passion for gold: National para swimmer Toh Wei Soong creates waves

Two-time gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Para Games for the S7 50m Freestyle and the S7 100M Freestyle events Toh Wei Soong decided to hedge his bets on the Commonwealth Games this year to reach his passion for gold. “Maintaining high level conditioning at the Commonwealth Games significantly factored into my decision because ……
31 Aug 2022 5 mins read

Passion for gold: Para shuttler Tay Wei Ming crowdfunds to realise his dream

Para shuttler Tay Wei Ming’s passion for the game of badminton and his passion for gold at the Paralympics in Paris drives him to raise his own funds to pave his way towards his target. “If you don’t try, you would never know,” he tells TheHomeGround Asia. To keep his dream of competing at the…
31 Aug 2022 6 mins read

Passion for gold: Para archer Nur Syahidah Alim aims for Paris 2024

Para archer Nur Syahidah Alim’s passion for gold did not wane when she crashed out of Tokyo Paralympics. It did not even tarnish when she could not retain her world title after losing in the quarter finals earlier this year. Instead, the 37-year-old still holds her head high, still keeps on smiling and still continues…
31 Aug 2022 6 mins read

Passion for gold: Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew

His passion for gold drove Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew to reach one of the pinnacles and he clinched the World Championship title in December 2021 – making him the first Singaporean to win the title and elevated his status from underdog to “the man to beat” on the World Tour circuit. “There’s always pressure…
30 Aug 2022 5 mins read

Paralympian Theresa Goh first para athlete elected to SNOC Athletes’ Commission

Singapore’s paralympian Theresa Goh is only 35, yet she has broken many firsts in her life. She was not only the first female Singapore para swimmer to compete at the Paralympics, she is now the first Paralympian to be elected into the Singapore National Olympic Council Athlete’s Commission (SNOC-AC) for the term 2022 to 2025.…
12 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Commonwealth Games 2022: Feng Tianwei bags three gold, emotional in retirement hints

Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei will go down in table tennis history after becoming the Games’ most successful player after striking gold in the women’s double. The pairing of Feng and Zeng Jian beat Australian duo of Lay Jian Fang and Jee Min-hyung 3-0 (11-1, 11-8, 11-8) to clinch the gold at the National Exhibition Stadium.…
9 Aug 2022 3 mins read

Belinda Foo: Former national squash queen who is still breaking records at 57

At 57, Belinda Foo was the only woman in the team representing Singapore in the Heptathlon event at this year’s World Masters Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. At 57, she took part in the 80m hurdles, running 200m and 800m, high jump, long jump, shot put and the javelin throw.  Then on 2 July, Singapore…
7 Aug 2022 4 mins read

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