Olympic pressure

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Track and Field/Athletics at 8:30 am by Nicole

With gold medals come expectations…and with a country that expects gold in 2008, those expectations can sometimes be overwhelming. Liu Xiang, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist in the 110-meter hurdles event in track and field, is as recognizable an athlete in China as they come. Sun Haiping, Liu’s coach, spoke this week about how the pressure of expectation is weighing on his star athlete.

Liu coach expresses concern over mental pressure (The Guardian, UK)

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