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Theresa Goh is a Paralympic Swimmer from Singapore. She has been representing her country in various international competitions for the past 19 years. She believes her success has been largely due to the strong family support she has. Theresa has participated in the last 4 Paralympic Games and was the first female Singaporean swimmer to qualify for the Paralympics in 2004. A former world record holder in the 50m and 200m Breaststroke SB4 category, she recently clinched a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke SB4 category, at the Rio Paralympics on her 4th Paralympic Games outing. A pioneer in the disability sports scene in Singapore, Theresa strongly believes in the importance of seeing the ability in a person and not their disability. Theresa identifies as a Queer athlete with disability and trying to speak up more for LGBTQ rights especially in Singapore.
When one mentions diversity, Theresa, a queer disabled female Paralympian, comes to mind immediately. What kind of life does that lead to? A pretty exhilarating one! Growing up in Singapore as a child with disability was challenging, but life was still good, primarily because of her parents who were her biggest cheerleaders. Years on, after not one but four Paralympic cycles of competitive swimming and only achieving a medal on her fourth try, Theresa (who by now is no stranger to failure) sees failure as no less important than hardwork and discipline towards achieving success. Having just turned 31, she’s excited about living next decade of her life with as much fulfilment, adventure, and happiness as she can dream of.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY...
Theresa has been extremely open, genuine and charming with her sharing. Listening to her story and knowing the trials and tribulations behind the woman and the swimmer was truly an inspiration and she taught us that hard work, passion and determination always pays off in the end
- Lin Ong, Head of Programming at Apple
Genuine, sincere, and straight to the point. Theresa’s sharing was inspirational and provided insights on how we can improve as an organization. Focused on her personal life lessons, her talk was refreshing. She delivered her messages across concisely without the session feeling overly long. She is very motivational and engaging, the audience gave her a standing ovation at the end of her talk
- Monica Alcid, Talent Development and Management at AXA Insurance Ptd Ltd