Further Personal Information
||Business Management - Singapore Management University: Singapore
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
|Why this sport?
||In Yeo’s school in Singapore, many of his classmates were athletes and happened to “rope [him] into the sport.” His coaches along the way saw potential and convinced him to pursue athletics competitively.
|Club / Team
||Wings Athletics Club: Singapore, SIN
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||Computer games. (teamsingapore.com.sg, November 2011)
He once entertained thoughts of joining Singapore’s armed forces or police force. But he decided otherwise in favour of athletics after two years of mandatory conscription, a requirement for all males living in the city-state once they turn 18. (WSJ, 23 Jul 2012)
“I am thankful for all the coaches that I trained under as I learned a lot from all of them. Each of them has affected me along the years I have spent in the sport and I still keep in touch with them… It is an honour and a dream to be chosen to represent Singapore for the Olympics.” (WSJ, 23 Jul 2012)
Pursuing athletics, particularly for Singaporean males, isn’t always the easiest path, particularly with a gap in training created by two years of military service, which he says is “unkind to athletes.” (WSJ, 23 Jul 2012)