askST@NLB: Under the skin of a world-class athlete

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Other Happenings
Availability: 249
Thu, 7 Mar, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (GMT+8)

Central Public Library

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100 Victoria Street National Library Board


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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How much does losing hurt? How does doubt eat into confidence? How do athletes have faith in themselves after failure? How do they find their best under pressure? How hard is it to get better?
 
If you've ever wondered about the demanding life of a professional athlete, then Straits Times Assistant Sports Editor Rohit Brijnath promises some answers in a frank discussion with Olympic shooter Jasmine Ser, who has three Commonwealth Games gold medals, an Asian Games silver and a World Cup silver.

Speaker: Rohit Brijnath, Assistant Sports Editor, The Straits Times
Guest Speaker: Jasmine Ser, National Shooter 

In over 30 years of sportswriting Rohit Brijnath has covered five Olympic Games, five Asian Games, three cricket World Cups, over 20 tennis Grand Slams and written for newspapers in India and Australia and also for the BBC South Asia website. He has co-authored a book with Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and co-written a book on Singapore’s first Olympic champion, swimmer Joseph Schooling. He is happiest when visiting bookshops and also runs very slowly in his spare time.
 
Jasmine Ser is only 28 but is one of Singapore's most experienced and decorated rifle shooters. A 10m air rifle and 50m three-positions shooter, she has won three gold medals and a silver at the Commonwealth Games, a silver at the Asian Games and seven medals of various colours at the SEA Games. Articulate and intelligent, Ser is a graduate of NUS and has taken part in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She is currently training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
 

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