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Gymnastics coach Zhu Xiaoping loses cancer fight (Singapore)

Tributes from the Singapore gymnastics fraternity poured in for former national coach Zhu Xiaoping yesterday following her death from colon cancer. She was 57.

She is survived by her husband Lin Zhenqiu, 61, and her 29-year-old daughter Lin Pan Pan.

Zhu, a Jiangxi native from Nanchang, was admitted into the Singapore General Hospital on Nov 21. With her husband by her side, she died early yesterday morning.

The wake will be at Block 403, Fernvale Lane. A Christian memorial service conducted by True Grace Presbyterian Church, where Zhu attended, will be held tonight at 8pm. She will be cremated at Mandai Crematorium tomorrow at 8.45am.

Zhu’s daughter Pan Pan said of her mother: “Having her as my mother is the greatest blessing for me. She’s a role model for us because she gives more than she receives.”

?Despite being stricken with cancer, Zhu, who is affectionately called “Zhu lao shi” (meaning teacher in Mandarin) by her charges, had coached the women’s all-around rhythmic gymnastics team to win a first SEA Games gold at the 2015 event on home soil.

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