Olympics: Passion is not always enough for sustained appearances at sport's top table

Marathon swimmer Chantal Liew was the first Singaporean to compete in the event at the Olympics.
Marathon swimmer Chantal Liew was the first Singaporean to compete in the event at the Olympics.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

TOKYO - For some in the Team Singapore contingent at the Olympic Games, scoresheets will soon be traded for resumes and mundane water cooler chats in the office could replace fiery pep talks by coaches.

The sun is setting on the Games here and with it, the elite-level sporting pursuits of some Singaporeans in the Japanese capital.

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