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FEEL THE PRESSURE

DR JOSEPHINE PERRY OUTLINES FIVE UNEXPECTED PRESSURES FOR ATHLETES HEADING TO THIS YEAR’S OLYMPICS

AT THE Olympics and Paralympics everything an athlete encounters is a performance issue – from the lumpy pillow stopping you sleeping well to a personality clash with the official team coach. How well athletes deal with these stresses when the pressure is on is what can separate the good from the great. And when you hit Olympic standards and approach a competition that only happens every four years, where it seems the whole world is watching, there are many more additional stresses to deal with.

One piece of research counted 238 individual pressures that need to be considered for competitors at an Olympic Games. Many of these can be planned for as they are part and parcel of being an elite athlete, yet Rio brings with it a number of unique challenges.

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ACTION 6 MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES Kendra Harrison sets world record and Laura Muir breaks GB 1500m mark in London 24 WORLD UNDER-20 CHAMPS Konrad Bukowiecki and Neeraj Chopra throw global junior bests at Bydgoszcz SPOTLIGHT 34 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? What happened to Maricica Puica, winner of the Decker-Budd 1984 Olympic 3000m? NEWS 42 Brits looking good for Olympics 46 Athlete alters holiday plans to go to Rio 48 Andy Baddeley not yet set to quit PERFORMANCE 50 Sports science news 52 Athlete Insight – Rob Mullett 54 The psychological pressures for Rio athletes 56 Products – summer gear TALKING POINT 38 World Junior representative Emily Dudgeon on keeping a lid on the teen dropout rate 40 Mel Watman laments the IOC’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up 76 England Champs & Inter-Counties preview 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 74 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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