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The recent sight of Rob Beckett watching England at Wembley proves he likes his sport. But as many find, “liking” and “being good at” can be worlds apart. And his quest with Romesh Ranganathan to find an Olympic sport they’re comfortable with sees the pair going through the disciplines like a dose of salts.
Their donning of leotards has gymnast Max Whitlock in fits of laughter, while their pommel-horse training on a giant mushroom and a plastic bucket ends with Romesh feeling “like the world’s saddest gnome”. Surely throwing things, with heptathlete Denise Lewis as their trainer, can’t be worse?
It’s hilarious without even trying – and, in the end, surprisingly uplifting.
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