Win or lose, sacrifice pays off for Singapore's sailors

Singapore's 49erFX women's gold medallists Kimberly Lim (left) and Cecilia Low, and Laser Standard bronze medallist Ryan Lo, with their rewards after the end of the sailing competition in Jakarta yesterday.
Singapore's 49erFX women's gold medallists Kimberly Lim (left) and Cecilia Low, and Laser Standard bronze medallist Ryan Lo, with their rewards after the end of the sailing competition in Jakarta yesterday.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Be it gold, bronze or fourth, sailors weather tough conditions and results are a validation

After a hot pursuit under an unfriendly sun, the Singapore boats returned to shore yesterday at the National Training Centre and brought with them two Asian Games medals and tales of honesty, friendship and sacrifice.

Ryan Lo, 21, won bronze in the Laser Standard and later was a picture of charming calm. He hosed himself off, cleaned his boat, folded his sail and arranged everything neatly on his craft. There is no rest for the dedicated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2018, with the headline 'Win or lose, sacrifice pays'. Print Edition | Subscribe