Sporting Life

In a high-tech lab, the mechanics of excellence is examined

Shuttler Jason Teh taking part in testing synthetic badminton shuttles at Sport Singapore, on March 23, 2021.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - "Ooohoo".

Jason Teh, 20, shirtless, world No. 250, is bent over and breathing hard in the biomechanics lab in the Singapore Sports Institute. The badminton player is just figuring out a little-known truth: Scientists in air-conditioned rooms might be politer than coaches but they're as ruthless. Data demands sweat.

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