Paralympians homecoming: The medallists

Holiday next, as Goh decides on Tokyo 2020

Finalising her itinerary for a holiday to Ireland and England is next on Paralympic bronze medallist Theresa Goh's to-do list.

But the 29-year-old has an even bigger decision to make in the next three months - whether to hang up her goggles.

Goh, who won her first Paralympic medal in four outings, said: "Definitely there's that desire to chase as best an outcome as possible but there's also the importance of knowing when to walk away. I feel like currently I (will) not have any regrets if I walk away. They always say, end on a high, right?"

She joked that she will be at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics - as a spectator at the very least, because her parents want to watch the Games.

It is 10 days since her bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke SB4, but Goh said she is still processing her feat.

"I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me and wake me up. I still can't believe it's (happened)."

The future is slightly clearer for good friend and training partner Yip Pin Xiu, 24.

The three-time Paralympic champion said: "As of now, I'm not sure if I'm (heading) to Tokyo, but I know I still want to be swimming competitively for a couple more years.

"It's painful but there's so much joy in it."

Chua Siang Yee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2016, with the headline 'Holiday next, as Goh decides on Tokyo 2020'. Print Edition | Subscribe