Sporting Life

Artistic swimming has taught us a lesson about sport

Singapore’s Debbie Soh doing a split while hanging upside down from a diving board. PHOTO: ST FILE
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A few years ago while researching a story on artistic swimmer Debbie Soh we met at the Toa Payoh pool for a photo shoot. Hold on, she politely said. Make-up was being applied.

Gelatine in her hair. Lipstick. Glittery eye shadow.Thick layers of water-resistant stuff. Much of it exaggerated because the judges sit at a distance, maybe 15m away.

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