Kyra Poh:The 14-year-old girl who’s the fastest flyer
Fourteen-year-old indoor skydiver Kyra Poh was crowned the “world’s fastest flyer” in one of the sport’s biggest competitions, the Wind Games. She tells the BBC’s Tessa Wong what it takes to soar to the top.
Riding winds as fast as 230km/h (143mph), Kyra flips and whirls around the arena, a small blur of white spandex in a giant vertical wind tunnel.
In the air the Singaporean teenager makes it all look effortless – a combination of dancing and floating – but in reality it is hard work.
“You use all your muscles for this sport. Even those muscles you never knew existed, they will start to ache. Even your wrists will hurt,” she tells the BBC from Spain.
About 200 indoor skydivers competed at the Wind Games held in Catalonia in Spain at the weekend- Kyra was not only among the few females who took part, but also one of the youngest.