09 Jun '11, 11pm

Swimming: Fighting Tao Li 'psyched' up for the big ones

Swimming: Fighting Tao Li 'psyched' up for the big ones

SINGAPORE: The Fina World Championship (July 16-31) is six weeks away but Singapore swimming star Tao Li would only rate her current form as seven out of 10. The 21-year-old is seen as having an outside chance of a medal in Shanghai, following stellar performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. But speaking to MediaCorp at the Singapore Sports School earlier this week, Tao Li said her assessment was done with the 2012 London Olympics in mind. "To be 10 out of 10 means there is no room for improvement," said the swimmer, who will compete in the 50m and 100m butterfly in Shanghai. "I give myself a seven because I still have plenty to work on, like my turns, kicks and general fitness. This World Championship is a stepping stone to the Olympics … I must be 10 out of 10 (by the London Olympics). I always demand a lot of myself." Added coach Barry P...

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