Friday, 10 June 2011

More about overcoming setbacks

As I mentioned in a previous post, it seems that some athletes have an incredible ability to overcome setbacks along the way.

This interview with Steph Twell highlights just how far some athletes go to get back to full strength after major injury.  Steph broke her ankle when headed for victory in an international cross country race earlier this year.  For most this would be a career ending blow; for Steph it seems to be an inspiration to come back better than ever.  She started aqua jogging pretty much straight away afterwards, and is applying the same degree of dedication to her rehab, as she does to her training.

Just over a year out from the Olympics and all the extra pressure that will place on the British athletes, this injury may even have been a blessing in disguise for Steph.  Only time will tell.

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