Tanni Thompson's Aim High (Quick Reads) PDF

By Tanni Thompson

ISBN-10: 1435610261

ISBN-13: 9781435610262

ISBN-10: 1905170890

ISBN-13: 9781905170890

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Very few of us can get through life entirely on our own. You may not choose to be friends with the people that you work with, 52 AIM HIGH and you may not hang out together after work, but you need to know their strengths and weaknesses, and respect both, and be able to work with them. For most of my time in sport, I have had a (varying) group of people around me to help me achieve my goals. Though most of my training sessions are spent on my own, these people advise me, and help me work on my training plans and fitness so that I am the best that I can be.

The same is true for World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and national and regional championships. They all play their part in the developmental ladder that athletes have to work through in order to compete at the ‘big’ ones. Some athletes jump a couple of steps, but most work from the bottom up, and the timing of those, in relation to an athlete’s age, can be crucial. 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.

If I win I am more than happy to head over to the BBC and talk to them. They did an interview that asked some tough questions. Paul Dickenson said that perhaps it had been a 39 TA N N I G R E Y T H O M P S O N Paralympics too far for me. I could deal with that because they were just doing their job. They weren’t being malicious or unkind. Afterwards the interviewer gave me a hug and told me to take care of myself. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to make my way to where my friends were sitting, and on the way several members of the public came up and gave me a hug and told me not to worry.

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