Asian Games: Breaststroke specialists Lionel Khoo and Samantha Yeo ready to make a splash at Asiad

Breaststroke specialists and multiple SEA Games gold medallists Lionel Khoo, 23, and Samantha Yeo, 21, are part of Singapore's 25-strong swim team for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games in Indonesia.
Breaststroke specialists and multiple SEA Games gold medallists Lionel Khoo, 23, and Samantha Yeo, 21, are part of Singapore's 25-strong swim team for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games in Indonesia.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Neuroscience graduate Samantha Yeo had a light-bulb moment in January, when her swimming career was shrouded in darkness and she contemplated calling it a day.

The 21-year-old, who recently graduated from the University of Michigan, had a good SEA Games last year in Kuala Lumpur, where she snagged a relay gold, two individual silvers, two individual bronzes and two national records.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'Livewire Yeo unable to switch off from swimming'. Print Edition | Subscribe