Para-sports: Every match a race against time for young boccia player Aloysius Gan

Boccia player Aloysius Gan has just six minutes to size up the field of play, make a decision and communicate it to his father cum ramp assistant Kagan six times over the course of a round, also known as an end in boccia. Such an involved process is
Boccia player Aloysius Gan has just six minutes to size up the field of play, make a decision and communicate it to his father cum ramp assistant Kagan six times over the course of a round, also known as an end in boccia. Such an involved process is needed for the 11-year-old because he has cerebral palsy that affects his mobility and ability to speak.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Six minutes can be an eternity in sport. In that span, German football club Wolfsburg saw a 1-0 lead become a 1-4 deficit in 2015 as Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski bundled in four of his five goals.

But it is no time at all for boccia player Aloysius Gan, who has to size up the field of play, make a decision and communicate it to his father cum ramp assistant Kagan six times over the course of a round, also known as an end in boccia.

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