Sporting world reopens for Singapore athletes

(Clockwise from left) Shuttler Loh Kean Yew (left) with Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen; national mountain biker Riyadh Hakim; Harith Lim (left) and Paul Lim; and freediver Lim Anqi (right) with British freediver David Tranfield.
(Clockwise from left) Shuttler Loh Kean Yew (left) with Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen; national mountain biker Riyadh Hakim; Harith Lim (left) and Paul Lim; and freediver Lim Anqi (right) with British freediver David Tranfield. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF LOH KEAN YEW, COURTESY OF CITYMOUNTAINBIKE, LIM ANQI, JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - In recent months, Singaporean athletes have been pedalling down the streets in Belgium, plunging into the Mediterranean, hurling bowling balls in the United States and trading smashes with an Olympic badminton champion in Dubai.

While such activities were commonplace prior to the pandemic, they have been a rarity since Covid-19 struck, particularly for those stuck here.

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