“Don’t let other people look down on me. If able can, why disabled can’t (sic)?”
Such is the powerful motivation behind Singaporean Choo Leng Hin’s desire to improve himself as an athlete with disability.
The 19-year-old sprinter, born with cerebral palsy, met Yahoo Singapore last week ahead of his trip to Myanmar for the ongoing ASEAN Para Games, where he will compete in his pet 100m and 200m events.
Also flying the flag for Singapore in the 100m, as well as the 4x100m and long jump events, is Suhairi Suhani.
He may be an athlete with intellectual disability, but much like Choo, the cheerful 16-year-old is fully aware of what drives him to train and compete in sport.
“I want to let the whole world know that I can do it,” he said.
Fighting spiritChoo Leng Hin training for his big race at the ASEAN Para Games. (Photo: SDSC / Lawrence Cai)
To prepare for the meet, Choo trained up to six days a week, despite having to wake at 5am everyday for classes at Metta School.
From the school’s location in Simei, he would then rush home to Bukit Batok before heading out to training in Bukit Timah.Read More »from Singapore’s disabled sprinters fight for recognition at ASEAN Para Games