Revived swimmer Roanne eyes redemption

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A serious medical ailment has almost certainly ended Roanne Ho’s dreams of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

But the swimmer is firmly on the road to recovery, and the mighty scare may just be the catalyst that re-ignites the spark to win more medals for Singapore.

It has now been a month since the 23-year-old was discharged from hospital after surgery and she returned to the pool two Fridays ago.

But her doctor advised her against competing in this month’s Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) Championships – the final opportunity for local swimmers to meet the required times to make the cut for the Olympics in August.

There was speculation that she would retire from competitive swimming, but Ho ended all that talk when she said yesterday: “I’m quite disappointed (that the Olympic dream is over), but I believe everything happens for a reason.

“I think I am now targeting the 2017 SEA Games.

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