MMA: May Ooi calls time on competitive career, looks ahead to contributing to sport in other ways

Asian Games jiujitsu exponent May Ooi used to be a national swimmer.
Asian Games jiujitsu exponent May Ooi used to be a national swimmer.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - For the last 18 months, former national swimmer May Ooi had put her life on a "standstill" as she trained to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) and jiujitsu, the latter at the Asian Games level.

One particular set of e-mail drafts she penned laid unsent in her account for more than a month, but not because of her training and competition schedule.

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