Asian Games 2018 countdown: Amanda Lim (swimming)

Asian Games 2018 countdown: Swimmer Amanda Lim just wants to finish well what she started

Amanda Lim seriously thought of ending her swimming career after missing out twice on the Olympics. But she is encouraged and rejuvenated after a chat with former national bowler Valerie Teo.
Amanda Lim seriously thought of ending her swimming career after missing out twice on the Olympics. But she is encouraged and rejuvenated after a chat with former national bowler Valerie Teo.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

There's always something that triggers an athlete. It could be a terrible defeat, an accident, a piece of coaching advice or a crucial win. As our athletes head to the Asian Games, we asked a few of them: What was the spark that shaped your athletic life? These are their stories...

Amanda Lim wakes up at 4.45am almost every day and is in the pool less than an hour later. By 6am, her heart rate is up to 180 beats per minute.

Why? Unfinished business.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'She just wants to finish well what she started'. Print Edition | Subscribe