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SA'AT Norsilawati
Sport Para athletics
NPC Singapore   
GenderWomen
Age43
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52
Further Personal Information
Residence
Singapore
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to the sport in 2004.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to wheelchair sport by her physiotherapist Elaine Koh, as a way to improve her mobility and strength. "I started out wheelchair racing as a form of rehabilitation, but it grew on me and became my passion."
Name of coach
Jaffa Mohamed Salleh [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Singapore
Tournament
World Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Sila (wcracing.org, 30 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The fighting spirit of my fellow athletes and the cheers from Singaporeans motivates and inspires me to do better." (myactivesg.com, 19 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2007 Sportswoman of the Year by the Singapore Disability Sports Council. (wcracing.org, 30 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (straitstimes.com, 17 Mar 2019; 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has quadriplegia as the result of a road accident in 2001. She was in hospital for a month and spent seven months in rehabilitation. (straitstimes.com, 07 Sep 2016; 2020 Asean Para Games Facebook page, 01 Dec 2019)
Other information
HIATUS
In 2011 she stopped training because she felt that she was not progressing within the sport. She returned to training in early 2015 in order to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (straitstimes.com, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 400m T52 1:49.56
5 2016 100m T52 29.03
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 100m T52 28.03
6 2006 200m T52 58.39
3 2017 100m T52 28.78
4 2019 100m T52 29.07
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 100m T52 29.40