YEO Gary < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Singapore   
Gender Men
Born 30 Aug 1986 in Singapore, SGP
Height1.71 m
Weight 64 kg
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Club / Team Wings Athletics Club: Singapore, SIN
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Hobbies Computer games. (, November 2011)
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Name of coach Hamkah Afik
Coach from what year? 2010
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Occupation Coach
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Coach from which country? Singapore
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Higher education Business Management - Singapore Management University: Singapore
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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.
When and where did you begin this sport? In Singapore.
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Other information CAREER
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)