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Ace with an Axe

August 22, 2013 - 1:07am


FIT: Captain Anne Tan (in yellow) beats 35 other cadets to win the SCDF Golden Axe award. TNP PICTURE: LATASHNI GOBI NATHAN

On her toughest day of training, Captain Anne Tan and her team were required to set up more than 200 hoses by hand and evacuate five 90kg casualty dummies.

But Capt Tan still aced it and beat 35 other trainees in the 32-week Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Officer Cadet Training course.

She also became the second woman to win the Golden Axe award, an honour given to a batch's best trainee.

"I do struggle a bit when it comes to brute strength, such as when I have to do heavy lifting," said Capt Tan.

But she makes up for it by her stamina and her never-say-die attitude.

Capt Tan runs 2.4km in 9 min 38 secs and has won two women's races in the SCDF.

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