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Photo Essays: Olympic Warriors 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

From left: National paddlers Feng Tianwei, 25, Wang Yuegu, 32, and Li Jiawei, 30, will be representing Singapore in the table tennis women's team competition. Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu will also be participating in the women's singles. Photo: Mugilan Rajasegeran/ The Straits Times

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

You're used to seeing them in tights, in uniforms, like warriors ready for battle.

So when it came to profiling Singapore's Olympic-bound athletes, the challenge was to portray them differently, a softer yet elegant side, in pictures like never before.

The Straits Times executive photographer Mugilan Rajasegeran decided that capturing the athletes in formal wear - in an athletic setting - might just work.

The idea was to showcase their commitment to sport, while at the same time making them look accomplished and elegant. After all, clothes maketh the man.

Photography by Mugilan Rajasegeran, Chan U-Gene

Story in print in The Straits Times on July 7, 2012, by Rohit Brijnath, Terrence Voon, May Chen, and Chan U-Gene.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

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