Nicholas Mahabir, a rising star in the world of swimming, recently graced our Be Yourself Podcast, providing a unique insight into his journey. Speaking with Viaano Spruyt, Nicholas shared personal aspects of his life, both in and out of the pool.
Nicholas talked about his roots in Singapore, expressing what the country means to him as home. Nicholas also delved into the differences between living in California and Singapore, providing a glimpse into his experiences in both places.
The podcast then touched upon Nicholas’s remarkable achievement at the 2023 US Pro Championships this year, where he became the first-ever Singaporean to break the 1-minute mark for the 100m Breaststroke. He shared his thoughts on this significant milestone and discussed the shift from water polo to swimming in his earlier years, shedding light on what led him to take swimming seriously.
The podcast also addressed Nicholas’s recent hiatus due to an ailment, exploring the impact on him both mentally and physically. He was a gold medal favorite, coming in as the top seed in the boys’ 100 breaststroke by more than a second entering this year’s World Junior Championships. He also had to miss out on the 2023 Asian Games because of his ailment. Nicholas shared his plans for a strong comeback, reflecting his resilience and determination.
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Full episode: https://youtu.be/7KGpHQDc_oo?si=jSFT8i4Coy4VMj3a
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