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Updated: 02/28/2013 04:17 | By Channel NewsAsia

Athletics: Discus thrower James Wong returns for SEA Games

Athletics: Discus thrower James Wong returns for SEA Games


Athletics: Discus thrower James Wong returns for SEA Games

SINGAPORE: National discus thrower James Wong is making a comeback at the coming SEA Games in Myanmar.

He had earlier said he was retiring after the Games in 2011.

Mr Wong said: "Because every time I finish an assignment, especially in the Games, you know it takes a lot of effort bringing myself up to another level to compete. And sometimes I say, ’it’s enough’, I want to stop because it’s so painful for many months and days towards the Games.

"But somehow, there’s always the urge to compete again because people on the street, coaches, athletes, I see them train, I also want to train together with them and inspire them and so on."

It’s about 10 months to the SEA Games and Mr Wong said he is training hard to get back into competitive form.

He said he will be better able to assess his chances by June or July.

Mr Wong added that he is optimistic about the future of athletics in Singapore, and that the scene in Singapore remains vibrant.

He hopes more students can continue their game for as long as possible and even after graduating.

— CNA/de

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