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#HerWorldHerStory: SEA Games gold medallist and figure skater, Chloe Ing, 22

#HerWorldHerStory is a collection of 60 women sharing their successes, passions, challenges, inspirations, hopes and dreams. Together, they give a snapshot of what it is to be a woman today.

Every month from March till August, we present 10 women navigating their lives now – and in their own words. Here’s Chloe Ing’s story…

The figure skater and gold medallist of the 2019 South-east Asia Games wants to accomplish more, as she sets her sights on the Olympics, and coaching local skaters one day.

Many people have asked me if there had been expectations for me to bring home the gold medal. Truth is, I don’t face any sort of pressure. I was very determined to perfect my skating routine. That said, there are also many things I want to accomplish that range beyond the spectrum of sport, and being driven is what keeps me inspired to continue working towards my goals.

My other passion is teaching. In Toronto, where I train – and have been living for over a decade – I’m also a part-time English tutor and skating coach. The money I earn helps to fund my training fees.

My day starts at 7am and ends at 10pm. I juggle my time between training at the Mariposa International Training Centre, catching up on my studies at University of Toronto where I’m a health sciences major, and giving weekly tuition classes.

I also hope to help other athletes recover from their injuries with my studies. My twin sister, Chantelle, quit skating due to an injury that traumatised her. I’ve been lucky to have the help of sport-specialist medical professionals, who’ve helped me to heal properly and achieve my goals.

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It took a lot of determination and self-motivation to get to where I am today. I’ve had many accidents on the ice over the years.

Understanding why you failed, and getting back up on your feet is very important for an athlete.

I fell in love with the sport when I was six, after watching the 2002 Winter Olympics on television.

Some day, I hope to compete in the Olympics. I’d love to coach Singapore skaters in the future – my way of giving back to the figure skating community.

This article was first published in Her World’s March issue. Grab a copy today!