16-year-old skater Trevor Tan puts studies on ice to spend a year in South Korea to pursue his Olympic dreams

Trevor Tan en route to winning the Junior B Men's 1,000m at the SEA Open Short Track Trophy yesterday. Besides looking to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Trevor has also set his sights on doing well at the SEA Games in the Philippines at the en
Trevor Tan en route to winning the Junior B Men's 1,000m at the SEA Open Short Track Trophy yesterday. Besides looking to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Trevor has also set his sights on doing well at the SEA Games in the Philippines at the end of the year, and the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Sports School student to spend a year in South Korea to pursue his Olympic dreams

Few 16-year-olds have the courage to leave their family and friends and go to a foreign country some 4,700km away to train for a year and pursue their sporting dreams.

Not speed skater Trevor Tan, who is prepared to go the distance to fulfil his full potential as an athlete.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2019, with the headline 'Skater Tan puts studies on ice'. Print Edition | Subscribe