Windsurfer Marsha Shahrin up all night to be in the zone for YOG

Singapore athletes sleeping later with Argentina 11 hours behind, some adjusting to cooler climate

Windsurfer Marsha Shahrin's friends getting her to pose with a board reading "An extra big board for an extra embarrassing friend". Below: Sixteen of the athletes gather for a photo before their send-off.
Windsurfer Marsha Shahrin's friends getting her to pose with a board reading "An extra big board for an extra embarrassing friend". ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Windsurfer Marsha Shahrin's friends getting her to pose with a board reading "An extra big board for an extra embarrassing friend". Below: Sixteen of the athletes gather for a photo before their send-off.
Sixteen of the athletes gather for a photo before their send-off.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Windsurfer Marsha Shahrin has been progressively delaying her bedtime by an hour each day since last Thursday; yesterday, she slept at 4.30am and woke up at 12.30pm.

The 17-year-old does not intend to adopt a nocturnal lifestyle. She has simply been preparing for the Oct 6-18 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, which is 11 hours behind Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Up all night to be in the zone for YOG'. Subscribe