Sailing: Yukie Yokoyama and Cheryl Teo to stop Tokyo 2020 campaign

National sailors Yukie Yokoyama (left) and Cheryl Teo. During a training camp in Okinawa in February 2018, a four-metre wave washed over the women's 470 duo's boat and caused it to capsize.
National sailors Yukie Yokoyama (left) and Cheryl Teo. During a training camp in Okinawa in February 2018, a four-metre wave washed over the women's 470 duo's boat and caused it to capsize.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - They had been travelling, conquering the waves in the hope of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Both even took a year off school to chase their dream.

But, despite help from professionals, sailor Yukie Yokoyama could not conquer her inner demons, which surfaced after a near-death experience last year.

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