How far will you go for your Olympic Gold?
August 16, 2016
Singapore is in celebration mood when Joseph Schooling made history after winning Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal.
The significance of Schooling’s success is much more than bagging the first gold for Singapore.
It is the touching story of a young boy who met and inspired by his idol, the reward after his hard work to compete in the same contest as him, and the happy ending of the magic moment to beat him.
He reminds all of us who are stuck in the mundane world that we can choose to do something different; that it is important to aim high in life; that we should never give up; that childhood dreams do come true.
Winning gold despite all odds
Exactly two decades ago in 1996, windsurfer Lee Lai Shan won the only Olympic gold medal for Hong Kong during the Atlantic Olympic Games.
Growing up on the island of Cheung Chau where most inhabitants are fishermen, she took up windsurfing at the age of twelve. Her childhood dream was to be world’s number one in the sports.
However, Lee’s journey to windsurfing gold was far from smooth sailing... read the full version