TEST OF CHARACTER?! Oi, Quah Zheng Wen doesn’t owe you any soundbites or interviews, Mr Sports Reporter.
You swam for him ah? You trained for him ah? You washed his swimming trunks for him ah?
Would you like him to a little sexy dance in his Speedos for you too?
Quah doesn’t need to show you his strength of character. He made it to the Olympics.
No quote no quote lah. Cannot write the article without the quote ah? Must still whine and suan the athlete ah?
Leave the swimmer be and stop kachao-ing him. He’s not your performing media monkey.
From the article:
“As various interviews were going on elsewhere along the line, we waited a little longer, before Quah emerged at one end, and walked past us all without breaking stride, only saying “Hi guys”, before disappearing…
I just wished he stood up to face questions instead of walking off.
Because at this level, that is what athletes do…”