At 90, former Olympian is just getting warmed up

Mr Ajit Singh Gill training at Yio Chu Kang Stadium. He has represented Singapore in hockey, cricket and golf, and at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Now, he has taken up race walking and has won gold five times in regional events.
Mr Ajit Singh Gill training at Yio Chu Kang Stadium. He has represented Singapore in hockey, cricket and golf, and at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Now, he has taken up race walking and has won gold five times in regional events.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Ajit Singh Gill has represented Singapore in hockey, cricket and golf.

Now aged 90, he is flying the country's flag in his latest passion - race walking.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'At 90, former Olympian is just getting warmed up'. Print Edition | Subscribe