Sporting Life

Thank you athletes for letting us witness the fantastic

Thank you athletes. Thank you for being insane and believing matches can be won when the world thinks they're lost. Thank you for chewing on pressure as casually as an old mint you found in your bag. Thank you for allowing us to be witness to the fantastic.

Thank you for livening up drab days. For being an antidote to trade wars, for reaffirming our faith in the species, for making us dizzy without a drink.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2019, with the headline 'Thank you athletes for letting us witness the fantastic'. Print Edition | Subscribe