Hearts and minds

Interesting discussion a few minutes ago between Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Robbie Grabarz, who had won a bronze yesterday in the Olympic high jump.

Johnson asked Grabarz what he had changed when he decided to take athletics more seriously after finishing 2011 ranked 28th in the world, and losing his National Lottery funding as a result.

He said that nothing had changed in his physical training – he’s been doing just the same as before.

But he said that the decision to commit mentally to his training – to focus on getting fitter and stronger, and back himself to jump higher and higher – has made all the difference.

And now he has an Olympic medal.

 

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Photo credit: Petr David Josek/AP, from The Guardian

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