Sporting Life

Masked keepers are a tough tribe not to be sniffed at

Would you, for any money, somersault from 27 metres as high divers do or touch your knee to the asphalt as you take a corner on a MotoGP bike at 190kmh on a wet day?

Would you, when completely sober, ski down a snowy ramp with no poles and fly into space or simply use a bendable pole to vault to a height that is the equivalent of someone's second-storey window?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2020, with the headline 'Masked keepers are a tough tribe not to be sniffed at'. Subscribe