Laurentia Tan developed cerebral palsy and profound deafness after birth, and the doctors warned that she might never walk and might need institutional care. Her parents ignored this advice and moved to the United Kingdom when she was three. When Laurentia was five, she took up riding as a form of physiotherapy to strengthen her back and her muscles, as well as to build her confidence and self-esteem.
Today, 30 years later, Laurentia is Singapore’s most decorated Paralympian, having won two bronze medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, and a silver and a bronze at the 2012 London Games.
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