Aiming for the Olympics- A UEL students perspective

Sunday 5th FebParis Grand Slam

Morning 10am. Sat in the hotel the day after my fight at the Paris Grand Slam. It’s snowing outside and the Bercy stadium where the tournament is still going on (heavy weights fighting today) is literally a stones throw away. For me it was all over by 9.15 yesterday after 1 fight, one of the most disappointing performances I have ever had. What a drastic comparison to 2 weeks ago where I came out of the British Championships with 5 solid wins and a gold medal. In terms of level of competition there’s no comparison – here the best in the world were out in full force. However, I have fought and beat some of the best in the world and would always back myself to win a medal even in a competition of this standard.

Although I am the last person to make excuses about a bad result, whether we like it or not we have to do some analysis on why this was the case, just as we should with any result. Then again, it’s sometimes very easy to over analyse these things. I know in myself the surrounding circumstances, the consequences of different actions to do with my preparation and build up to this event, and my own overall feelings, but to try and put that down in words or explain it, well I think it would be impossible, and also a little fruitless as there’s only really me who can do something about it. So instead of ruminating here let’s mentally throw off the gloom cloud, shrug off the disappointment hold and get back on it with some positivity to infinity. Next up.. dusseldorf Grand Prix 2012…..

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some chillax time

Been spending the weekend doing some rebalancing and exploring some of the local Kent countryside. Been good just to slow things down for a couple of days. Focusing on next weekend and the German Grand Prix now but got to get the prep right this time.

 

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