The Olympic Dream

So, the story is,

I MADE IT.

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But I would not have been able to do it without the support of some of the most amazing people who were there for me in my journey to the Olympics. My heartiest gratitude to these beautiful people:

  1. Coach Alan Bennett (AB)- for his patience and guidance
  2. Coach Goken Sakamoto- for his wise words and advice
  3. Coach Nick Garratt- for his crazy training programmes that make me bulletproof
  4. Coach Alfie Young- for pushing me to be my best when AB is not around
  5. Self-declared Team Singapore Team Manager Lizzi Chapman- for believing in me always
  6. Mental Skills Coach Hansen Bay- for making things seem possible
  7. Nicholas Ee of Singapore Rowing- for supporting my rowing career for the past 12 years
  8. Nadzrie Hyckell from Team Singapore Rowing- because without him, I wouldn't even be rowing today
  9. The amazing people from Singapore Sports Institute- for helping me to be the best that I can be
    1. The Team at SPEXScholarship
    2. Nutritionist Cheryl Teo
    3. Psychologists Joshua and Nat
    4. S&C coaches Sofyan and Ranald
    5. Physio Hwee Koon
    6. Athlete's services staff Ndi Ng
    7. High Performance Manager Hendra
    8. Masseurs Aunty Lynne and Aunty Siti
    9. Nurse Sng
    10. SO MANY OF YOU GUYS WHO ARE AWESOME AT WHAT YOU DO AND HELP ATHLETES LIKE ME
  10. Dr. Cormac O’Muircheartaigh (I had to Google him to get his name right, to be honest!)- for always fixing me
  11. Marguerite King- possibly the best physio (for rowing) ever
  12. The team at Herbalife Singapore- for believing in me when others didn't
  13. Joey Ng from Oakley Singapore- for all the coolest sunnies and glasses
  14. The girls who started #teamaisyah (Hazi, Dilz, Sha, Fifi, Yatay, Mumz and Zak)
  15. My mum- who disliked me rowing but allowed me to row anyway
  16. My dad- for his constant prayers for my success
  17. My family and friends- who hardly get to see my face other than in the news or on FB or IG
  18. The people who contributed to my crowdfunding campaign: 

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19. And finally the people who doubted me, too- without you guys, who am I to prove wrong? 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my dreams come true.

Milestones

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Row to Rio 2016

Olympics Qualifications 2016
Qualified!

OLYMPICS 2016, Brazil
23rd ranking

Next Goals:

  • Asian Games 2018
  • Sea Games 2019
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020