At 29, Hoe is still 'amazing'

Coach impressed with veteran gymnast who comes out of retirement for C'wealth Games

Hoe Wah Toon springing onto the vault during training at the CCAB gymnastics hall for next month's Commonwealth Games, for which he has qualified in the vault and floor.
Hoe Wah Toon springing onto the vault during training at the CCAB gymnastics hall for next month's Commonwealth Games, for which he has qualified in the vault and floor.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Hoe Wah Toon just cannot walk away from gymnastics, even at the age of 29, which is considered old.

Each time he tries to quit, the flickering desire to achieve another career milestone draws him back to the sport which he picked up when he was seven.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'At 29, Hoe is still 'amazing''. Subscribe