Petite nun, 67, stands tall as Singapore's first taekwondo world champion

Sister Linda Sim picked up taekwondo for self defence as a teenager and is now a fifth-dan black belt holder. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - As a teenager, Catholic nun Linda Sim picked up taekwondo for self defence.

"I have always been petite and small-framed. If I can run and kick, I don't have to carry a weapon to defend myself," said 67-year-old Sister Linda, as she is known, who is about 1.5m tall and weighs less than 50kg.

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