Aim High (Quick Reads) by Tanni Thompson

By Tanni Thompson

"Aim excessive" is an thought e-book written by way of the united kingdom best wheelchair athlete. She has received 14 medals, 9 of that are gold, numerous ecu titles, six London Marathons and over 30 global files have catapulted this Welsh wheelchair athlete so firmly into the general public attention. "Aim excessive" unearths what has influenced her via her top and worst instances.

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But for those who want – and need – to win, there is only one way to increase your chances of doing so, and that is to train. There are many things that I have learnt through competing in sport – and you have to keep learning if you want to be the best. Sport is about much more than physical training. I have learnt how to manage my time, plan my life, and also find out some of the ways that I can, and can’t, achieve. 51 TA N N I G R E Y T H O M P S O N ‘Individual’ sports are not necessarily about individuals.

At about 250 metres into the race, I did take a very quick glance at the score board to see where my competitors were – 33 TA N N I G R E Y T H O M P S O N probably only about half a second behind – but I could sense that I was OK. I did indeed win, and in a good time, and the point is that it was a good race. I stuck to the plan that I had worked on over the years, and it worked. I couldn’t change the fact that I had drawn lane seven, but what I could do was race the way I knew how. Everyone experiences challenges that get in the way of what we are trying to do.

Athletes don’t have the power to change any of this, nor the date or timing of their events during the Games. You just have to fit in with what is there. 50 AIM HIGH If you are aiming to win a gold medal at a major Games event (which is what team mates and sponsors want from you) then that is when you have to deliver. Not a week before or a week after. You can win every event in a championship season but the general public, sports administrators and the media will only remember who won the big one.

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