What Olympic Pressure Will There Be for......
From another thread I listed some Ladies and what I perceive will be their pressure for skating in the Olys.
Scenario: Think of yourself as a top skater in the Olympics. It's just been announced the (Men; Ladies, Pairs, Dance) take the ice for warm up; after the warm-up you wait around and then you hear; Next contestant __________ please take the ice. You are immediately aware of the thousands of eyes on you including the stares of the judges. You glide on; take you place; and wait for the music to begin. At that point what are you feeling?
Name two,three or more skaters and teams and tell us about the perceived pressure you see them facing.
This is a hard one, because in that situation I would have trouble remembering my name, let alone how to skate.
Michelle: She has said that her biggest mistake was being too cautious. I can imagine her thinking, "Don't think too much Go for it!"
Sasha: Since she has that tendency to let up on concentration, I hope she's thinking, "One thing at a time. Just take it one thing at a time!"
I see Kwan thinking "this is it". I'm going all out to get a medal.- High pressure
I see Irina thinking "Russia needs me. I must win".- Very High Pressure
I see Johnny thinking about regaining his stature as the No. l American Male Skater, but he has another Oly to worry about a gold so the pressure is not great.
I see Tim also thinking about regaining his stature as No. l.American Male - very high pressure.
I see Plushenko - I've got this wrapped up. No mistakes. pressure but not high.
Joubert and Lambiel - Very high pressure to get Oly medals, and may be gold.
Buttle - I just have to take it easy and win the audience. pressure but not high.
S&Z - This is it. Injury or not. - very high pressure
T&M - We can't do anymore. this is it. - low pressure.
Den&Stav - We wont get what we deserve anyway - low pressure.
Nav&Kost - We should win this. Little pressure.
So what do you think the skaters are feeling at the 'moment of truth'? Name others, of courese.
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