19 Apr '11, 3am

ASIAN GAMES :- Tao Li's need for speed - AsiaOne

ASIAN GAMES :- Tao Li's need for speed - AsiaOne

[Photo: Tao Li powering to finish behind winner Therese Alshammar of Sweden in the women's 100m butterfly event at the Singapore leg of the Fina/Arena Swimming World Cup 2010.] By Victoria Barker ONE could say that national swimmer Tao Li is a go-getter. In the lead-up to competitions, the young winner, 21, pushes herself to the limit, undergoing rigorous daily training on top of her studies. A typical "work" day starts around 7.30am and lasts around 14 hours, the swimmer - who harbours dreams of being the first Singaporean swimmer to stand on the Olympic podium - told my paper in a recent interview. But, despite the hectic schedule - she attends up to 12 training sessions a week - and mounting pressure as competition crunch time approaches, she never loses sight of her goal: to do her best and deliver results. "I have clear goals," Tao Li said thoughtfully. "I put a lot o...

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