Ang Peng Siong

ANG PENG SIONG'S OLYMPIC DREAM DESTROYED BY RIGID NATIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS?

While I was read Singapore swimming legend Ang Peng Siong's story of how National Service ended his swimming career and Olympic dreams I couldn't help but shed a tear for this supremely talented Singaporean. I shudder at the thought of how many other talented Singaporeans suffered this cruel fate of having to cut short their Olympic potential because they had to serve 2 years of uncompromising National Service. How often have we been asked to give up on our sporting or artistic dreams to pursue an engineering job instead?

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BEFORE SCHOOLING, THERE WAS 'FLYING FISH'

I found time to meet Peng Siong and wrote this article because I feel his close brush with an Olympic Medal is a story worth re-telling, as the new generation of Singaporeans may not be familiar with him. It puts into context how our Olympic Dream began. The article is out today. You can read it here on my blog

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