“Requires 110 Percent” – 21-Year-Old Skydiving Sensation With Four Guinness World Titles Offers Advice to Newcomers

Published 12/20/2023, 3:08 PM EST

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Soaring to victorious heights in personal and professional ventures, a 21-year-old skydiving prodigy recently shared her perception of the sport. While shattering records with her audacious skills, Kyra Poh has already established her prowess, bagging multiple titles at such a tender age. And now, with affirmative plans for the future, the young athlete was caught in a candid stance, inspiring others with glimpses from her unparalleled ventures.

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With an impressive tally of four Guinness World Records under her belt, Kyra’s passion for indoor skydiving has defied gravitational limits throughout her career. As the Singaporean athlete stood as a symbol of resilience in the sport, her passion for mid-air drives exhibited a long-lasting ordeal. Commencing her journey at just 8 years of age, the brave-hearted lady expressed her narrative, offering expert advice for newcomers.

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When questioned on how she would describe the essence of skydiving to a layman, Kyra’s seasoned spirits mapped out her fruitful career in simple words. Mentioning a unique aspect of the sport, she highlighted it as an intensive moment in every diver’s life, spanning over 45 seconds.

Adding further details on her indoor skydiving experiences, Kyra noted, “During that short time, we usually have to do tricks and a whole routine.” Subsequently, she also claimed the need to conduct a smooth fall through the sky while plummeting towards the bottom surface.

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Elaborating on the necessities of a typical skydiving venture, Poh also underscored its true demands, remarking, “Every second requires 110 percent of focus and concentration.” While comparing the sport’s thrills to a rollercoaster ride, she vividly labeled the mid-air feeling as an exciting yet challenging ordeal.

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Poh’s glorious trail of skydiving escapades was initially planted by her mother, who found intrigue in her advertising involvements. Working for the iFly campaign in Singapore, a hub boasting one of the world’s largest wind tunnels, her parental influence worked as a charm for the iconic athlete.

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Signifying her illustrious accomplishments, Kyra’s skydiving efforts took a victorious turn in 2016 as she clinched the junior freestyle category. Astonishingly, this prestigious triumph at the Indoor Skydiving World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, crafted a landmark in her career, recorded when she was just 14 years of age.

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While her repertoire of skydiving achievements continued to astound, Kyra etched another record, conducting 68 backward somersaults in a minute. Additionally, her 2017 ventures landed her the coveted title of the World’s Fastest Flyer, hurtling through the wind tunnel at an astonishing speed of 230 km/h.

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Balancing her skydiving feats with academics, Kyra Poh has been navigating her life with exceptional dedication, leaving her trail in Singapore and Cergy, France. As the 2018 World Cup champion defied age disparities, her inspirational course of excellence posed a grand invitation to the sport, captivating amateurs and fans alike.

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Hello there readers! I am a spirited writer who brings you captivating stories at Viral Sports Moments! With a bachelor's degree in English, I kicked off my content creation journey back in 2015, diving headfirst into the thrilling world of freelancing. I have worn many hats along the way, including Content Manager at Reddit, where I honed my skills in the digital realm, accumulating a treasure trove of experience and a formidable skill set. Here at VSM, I revel in the wide range of sports we cover.
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