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Finding the purpose in her life

Syahidah Alim defies limitations to become S’pore’s 1st para-archer at the Paralympics

Finding the purpose in her life
To train up for the Paralympics, para-archer Syahidah Alim stepped up her training to six hours a day, six days a week, shooting more than 200 arrows during each of her sessions. She also hits the gym and swims regularly.

Yogaraj Panditurai
yogarajp@sph.com.sg

Fate dealt Syahidah Alim a tough card right from the start. Born with cerebral palsy 31 years ago, a life in a wheelchair beckoned.