"PASSION ,PURPOSE and PARTNERSHIP."
The Official programmes for both the Olympics and Paralympics had sections devoted to the sports stars' passion about training. This revealed not simply an ethusiasm for learning but the working through the difficulties and suffering of learning, the purpose of training towards their goals which involves partnership in training with their support team of coaches, nutritionists, psycholgists etc.
It also reveals how elite athletes not only seek advanced training but build their stamina through continual training basics. They are not above the basics. Drills ,routines and basic graft is central to their training schedules.
In view of the additional challenges that Paralympians have due to disability I found their comments full of food for thought especially with regards to attitudes and commitment to training .
My video clip of Sarah Storey on the London 2012 Parade
|My sketch of Hannah in full flow at London 2012|