Persevering Through Disappointments and Losses

The Fencing Athlete

Women's Epeeist, Shin Lam of Korea, after her controversial defeat in the 2012 Olympics. Photo from TheGaurdian.com Women’s Epeeist, Shin Lam of Korea, after her controversial defeat in the 2012 Olympics. Photo from TheGaurdian.com

 

The very nature of Fencing means that we have all experienced losses, frustration, and

disappointments. Looking back, throughout my career there are a few such moments that

still register strongly, and to this day I can feel the resulting sting of self doubt and immense

disappointment. Whether we are just starting out or multiple time World Champions, we all

encounter such events. They can stem from a bad lesson or day at practice, or in two time

World Champion and multiple time number one in World ranking Nikolai Novosjolov’s case,

two back to back under-performances this season (eliminated in the pool round at European

Championships and a first round loss at World Championships). While it is not possible to avoid

such losses (trust me, I’ve spend over a decade trying), it is…

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