Rowing: From the water to the frontline and back, Joan Poh on the brink of Tokyo Olympics berth

SINGAPORE – Some time during the past year, rower Joan Poh realised that an overcast sky was the perfect analogy for how she felt about the uncertainty over the Olympics.

Her quest for a ticket to sport’s grandest stage has seen her travel from the Pandan Reservoir to Schinias in Greece, and from heaving oars to pulling shifts as a healthcare frontline worker during the coronavirus pandemic.

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