Dipna Lim-Prasad had known since 2015 that she could retire after this year's Asian Games. But, even after the sprinter-hurdler finalised her decision in September, the thought of no longer being a competitive athlete was still "really scary".
"It was scary to start telling people in the first place," the 400m and 400m hurdles Singapore record holder told The Straits Times. "It's a huge decision. I've always identified as an athlete and I don't think I will ever stop.