Sporting Life

Syahidah takes aim and fires past adversity

Feet slip from cycling pedals, guns fall and sights break, swimming goggles fill with water. This is sport and bad luck is a guarantee and calamity is a given. But it's how you handle yourself that defines you.

Nur Syahidah Alim, world para archery champion from Singapore and owner of a perky laugh, has a degree in handling adversity. How many stories do you want? Shall we start with Rio in 2016 and her first match at her first Paralympics?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline 'Syahidah takes aim and fires past adversity'. Print Edition | Subscribe