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In Hanoi, athletes search for an elusive thing - their best

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Bell gone. Buzzer sounded. Whistle blown. It's started in Hanoi. Timers are ticking. Touch pads active. Photo-finish cameras aligned. Judges looking.

Training is done, weights lifted, diet adhered to, starts practised. Now all athletes have to do is find that one beautiful, elusive thing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 15, 2022, with the headline In Hanoi, athletes search for an elusive thing - their best. Subscribe