From hospital bed to ‘A’ Division 800m champion

Close finishes aren’t a foreign concept to Phoebe Tay. In 2017, Tay held on to win her first 800-metre title just 0.06s ahead of the runner-up. On a cloudless Monday morning at Choa Chu Kang Stadium, that difference wasn’t quite as close – she won in 2:31.98, just 0.33s ahead of silver medalist Vera