He’s given his life to sport

He’s given his life to sport

Ten days before he was set to depart for the 2008 Beijing Olympics as Singapore’s chef de mission (CDM), Dr Tan Eng Liang suffered a slipped disc after a fall at home.

Despite the excruciating pain, he soldiered on with a cocktail of painkillers and led a contingent that returned home with a silver medal, Singapore’s first Olympic medal after a 48-year drought.

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