We live in lands of stars and nations of legends and cities of giants but that isn't Danny Yeo. He isn't larger than life, he's just 1.81m. He wasn't mobbed by autograph hunters, didn't overpower the record books, never earned millions of dollars. And yet he matters.
He matters because even on his worst days he loved the pool for the purpose it gave him. Because he'll say, "never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be in the national team" and yet at 19 he got there finally, won 13 SEA Games medals, three from the Asian Games, 16 in total, 12 of them in relays and none which he displays. "It's the past. And you always have to move forward."