Sailing: On course for 2024 Olympic targets

Peter Cunningham, whose expertise is in exercise physiology, was with the British sailing team at three Olympics during which they topped the medal tally. He is optimistic that Singapore can win a medal at Paris 2024.
Peter Cunningham, whose expertise is in exercise physiology, was with the British sailing team at three Olympics during which they topped the medal tally. He is optimistic that Singapore can win a medal at Paris 2024.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Cunningham also wants to get more juniors involved and raise local coaches' standards

National sailors Cecilia Low and Kimberly Lim were having coffee with two-time British Olympic sailing champion Iain Percy in Portugal last month when the topic of Peter Cunningham, who had at the time been about two months into his role as high performance director of Singapore Sailing, came up.

Recalling the conversation, Low told The Straits Times: "(Percy) told us he'd been working with Pete for the longest time, and that we should follow his advice because he has a lot of experience and knowledge."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2018, with the headline 'On course for 2024 Olympic targets'. Print Edition | Subscribe