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Goh Chui Ling will be representing Singapore in the Women 400 Meter Dash Open at the 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014. Here’s is her profile awareness of our selected National Athletes for the competition.
Age: 22 years old
Coach: Melvin Tan
100m – 12.86s 0.0m/s (2014 Series 4)
200m – 26.02s 0.0m/s (2014 Series 3)
400m – 58.77s 2014 (2014 HK Inter-City)
400mH – 65.72s (2013 IVP)
High Jump – 1.60m (2014 IVP)
How’s your preparation leading up to Singapore Open?
Preparation has been intense the past few months! Including Heptathlon training, I’ve been training up to 8 times a week! Right now, I’m tapering so lots of sleep for me this week.
What is your expectation in terms of results at Singapore Open?
I hope to do a personal best for my 400m individual race. With the competition from the foreign athletes, I hope to push myself further in preparation for Asian Games!
Who do you look up to (eg idol, mentor) for inspiration?
I look up to my coach (Mr Melvin Tan) quite a lot. Other than being my coach, he supports and encourages me mentally and spiritually. Mr Tan is an inspiration to many I know.
How did you get started in athletics?
I started high jump in Macpherson Secondary School and transited to 400m in Hwa Chong Junior College. I wanted to run ever since I won all my male classmates in 1.6km in Primary 4, hehe.
76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014