He may be 64 but darts hotshot Paul Lim still aims high

Hong Kong-based Singapore darts player Paul Lim, 64, was in town for the Dartslive Singapore Open 2018. The Straits Times caught up with him and his son, Chris Lim, 31, a professional darts player, about their love for the sport.
Hong Kong-based Singaporean Paul Lim practising at iDarts Fame 2 at Safra Jurong. He has grabbed global headlines twice - first in 1990, when he became the first person to throw a perfect nine-dart finish at the World Championship, and again last yea
Hong Kong-based Singaporean Paul Lim practising at iDarts Fame 2 at Safra Jurong. He has grabbed global headlines twice - first in 1990, when he became the first person to throw a perfect nine-dart finish at the World Championship, and again last year, when he and partner Harith Lim stunned top seeds Scotland at the World Cup.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

He is two years past the minimum retirement age in Singapore but, at 64, darts player Paul Lim is still as dedicated as ever to honing his craft.

In an interview with The Straits Times at iDarts Fame 2 at Safra Jurong last week, Lim, who is now based in Hong Kong as a consultant for darts machine manufacturer Dartslive, said: "It's all about commitment. If you want to be great, there's no shortcut.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'He may be 64 but hotshot Paul Lim still aims high'. Print Edition | Subscribe