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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Making the team

At trials I contested three events.  Women's 3m, 10m and 10m Synchro.  As it turns out, i only made the team for 3m.  A part of me was disappointed not making the Aussie team for the event I won in Athens, another part of me was relieved I didn't have to put my body through the stress of 10m anymore.  

It took a little while to get use to being on a springboard full time and I was afraid of getting bored training for the one event.  I soon realized that 3m was the only Olympic event I have contested and not come away with an Olympic medal.  At the Athens Olympics I did 3m synchro with Irina Lashko where we won a bronze medal and in 10m I won.  Back at the Sydney 2000 Olympics I was selected in the 3m but missed a medal coming 7th.  I now feel like I have another shot at going for a medal and being a specialist might work in my favour.  

As it turns out, there is no time to be bored.  There is always something to work on or work towards.  My coach is always very picky and gives me loads to do.  I am starting to enjoy my time on springboard again.  It is going to be fun going for one event and I am in the middle of the program so there is plenty of time to prepare in China but I also finish early so I can enjoy watching my team mates in the diving and in other sports.

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