Veteran gymnast Hoe Wah Toon comes out of retirement again to compete at C'wealth Games

Hoe Wah Toon, 29, retired after the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, where he finished 14th in the vault and 29th in the floor, and was part of the 11th-placed team quartet.
Hoe Wah Toon, 29, retired after the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, where he finished 14th in the vault and 29th in the floor, and was part of the 11th-placed team quartet.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Hoe Wah Toon just cannot walk away from gymnastics, even at the age of 29, which is considered old.

Each time he tries to quit, the flickering desire to achieve another career milestone draws him back to the sport which he picked up when he was seven.

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