Theresa Goh retires

Swim legend Theresa Goh is no unicorn

From the tough times to the lessons learnt, Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh talks about her swimming career after announcing her retirement from the sport on Monday (Sept 16).
Swimming away from her sport, Theresa Goh now wants to learn more about issues that are close to her heart. ST FILE PHOTO
Swimming away from her sport, Theresa Goh now wants to learn more about issues that are close to her heart. ST FILE PHOTO

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Theresa Goh wakes up when it's still dark and knows the next 10 seconds are crucial. She wants to go back to sleep but if she stays awake past that window, getting ready for her morning training session is less of a struggle.

Sometimes she reminds herself of her goal, other times she thinks of her competitors and how they are training. And then, she drags herself out of bed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2019, with the headline 'Swim legend Goh's no unicorn'. Print Edition | Subscribe