Olympics: In Tokyo, Poh is out to close the gap to the region's best

Overcoming hurdles has been a constant theme in Joan Poh's Olympic journey.
Overcoming hurdles has been a constant theme in Joan Poh's Olympic journey.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The blue-green waters of Pandan Reservoir, where rower Joan Poh trains alone is the backdrop for her solitary journey to the Tokyo Olympics.

Each two-hour session, Poh's only company is the sound of her own breathing, often ragged as she moves the oars through the water.

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