What’s in an athlete’s luggage? A 4m pole, a boat, a metal mask, a gun

Airlines occasionally refuse to carry Rachel Yang's case which contains pole vault poles. PHOTO: COURTESY OF RACHEL YANG
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The next time you’re having a tantrum at the airport over luggage restrictions, please consider the outsized world of Rachel Yang. Her check-in bag is over 4m. Some airlines refuse to carry it. Buses are occasionally hired at her destination to ferry it. And videos on her phone are required to explain it.

What is that, ask airport staff? The mast of a boat?

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