Name: Lynette Goh Hui Yu
Date of Birth: 5 February 1995 (20yrs)
Personal Best(s): 12.51s (Women 100m, 2013 National School)
Gold Medal for 100m and 200m for A division nationals schools (2013)
5th placing in SEA Youth in 100m (2011)
Q) What are your hopes, dream and target this SEA Games?
I don’t think people would say I have high hopes for this SEA Games, but what I’m hoping is that I would have the opportunity to run in the 4x100m this SEA Games, and I hope that the team will have very smooth passing and manage to get a medal.
However, if I don’t, I wish the same for the rest of my teammates. And my target would be to be a reliable reserve in the relay team where the coaches and my teammates can count on me that I would still give my best during the trainings/warm ups etc.
Q) How’s your preparation for the SEA Games?
Aside from the additional centralised relay trainings, trainings has been pretty much the same as before.
Q) What are some of the biggest challenges in your sports career so far leading to SEA Games and your athletics career?
Injuries, and sometimes I don’t think I have enough confidence.
Q) How did you specialise in your particular event? Why this event, what’s the attraction?
I’m not very sure how I came to specialise in it, but I like the 100m because it’s very very fast paced, and you barely have the time to think during the race, you just go.
Q) Who is your coach, tell us more about him/her. Also a mention of your previous coaches.
Mr Pedro Acuna is my coach. I respect him a lot and I think he’s a super great coach. He also cares a lot about his athletes, and is very knowledgeable.
My other coaches were Mr Lin, Mr Nigel and Coach Margaret.
Q) Do you take care of your nutrition and diet? Your opinion on supplements and food.
I love food, so usually I just eat whatever I want, as long as I get 3 or more meals a day. Usually nearing competitions I would take extra care as to what I eat then.
I think supplements can sometimes help to give your body the extra nutrients it needs, and to also keep ones immune system strong so that we don’t fall sick that easily.
Q) Aside from athletics, what else interest you? You could say the other part of your life beyond athletics.
Food, Traveling, Recreational sports.
Q) How do you fit in your training/competing with your family and studies/work?
I usually have dinners with my family.
I try to pay real good attention in class to cut my studying time. Though sometimes I have to bring myself to study when I get back home and sometimes I study on the bus.
Q) Share with the readers, some aspects of your training regime.
Among the 7 training sessions, usually 2 are gym sessions and the rest are track sessions
Q) What are your long term athletics goals?
I think it would be to get better timings gradually, and then getting the opportunity to represent Singapore in more competitions.
Q) What advice do you have for young aspiring athletes?
Find what you really enjoy, and stick with it. Persevere whenever you come across any obstacles because they’re inevitable. But they will make you stronger as an athlete as well as as a person. Also, this will help you when you face more of them in the future.