In a sport that prides itself on going downhill as fast as possible, mountain biker Tan Hong Chun is on an upward trajectory.
After claiming a silver in last year's Asian Continental Championships, he is now a strong contender for a podium placing at the SEA Games in Myanmar.
Singapore's six-member cycling squad are aiming for at least three medals in Naypyidaw, where there are seven golds on offer.
This will match their previous haul of one silver and two bronzes at the previous edition in Indonesia.
Said Tan, 34, who is making his third appearance at the Games: "Training has been good so far. Of course, as an athlete, we always feel that it can be better.
"I hope to give it my best shot and see what happens."