Sporting Life

In Channel crosser's feat lies a lesson in limits

Yung-Hryniewiecki, the first Singaporean woman to swim the Channel, should inspire you, says the writer. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LI LING YUNG-HRYNIEWIECKI
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

Salt water is corroding her throat, the tide changing and nudging her off course, doubt nitpicking at her brain, tiredness accumulating after 11 hours in the water of the English Channel. But it's the option Li Ling Yung-Hryniewiecki won't consider which is telling.

She won't give herself permission to stop.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.