Sailing: Yukie Yokoyama was in 'bad state' after near-drowning, but tried to soldier on

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 - Being a seasoned sailor, Yukie Yokoyama knew something was "off" in the months after a near-death experience at a training camp in Japan in February 2018.

The boat that she and her partner Cheryl Teo were on capsized, and the 1.47m sailor was trapped in the sails. She was sinking, and did not know how she was rescued.

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