UK Shyam is our first retired athlete in the show! He is a former national sprinter, he still holds the record for the fastest 100m sprint in Singapore and now he is writing a book which will be out in May 2018! (Book will be called: Running on Empty: The Story Behind 0.01s find out more here:
He shares with us his stories of his life as an athlete- the good and the bad, truths about the Singapore sports scene that might pique your interest, and life beyond his sporting career.
It may be a lengthy episode, but I assure you that it is worth watching/ listening to!
Time-stamped show notes:
[1:32] How UK Shyam was portrayed in the media
[2:08] Why UK Shyam was unhappy with the policies imposed on the sprinters
[3:12] UK Shyam’s views on whether the system has changed/improved
[3:38] UK Shyam answers the question: Funding or results first?
[5:17] How UK Shyam survived before the funding
[7:59] UK Shyam answers the question: Do you have to come from a rich family to do well in sports?
[8:48] Why did UK Shyam retire from competitive sports?
[11:10] Why overseas training is essential
[12:43] UK Shyam’s current career
[13:33] SPECIAL APPEARANCE!!!!
[13:50] UK Shyam talks about the book he is writing
[16:59] UK Shyam’s advice to YOU!
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Video credits to Sports Gala Show YouTube channel