Competitive Gymnastics Research Paper

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Competitive gymnastics has always been a driving force in my life. In Grade 10, I set a goal of becoming Provincial champion as I was consistently ranking high in competitions. At Provincials, my first event was beam; evidently my strongest event yet underneath my confidence was a rush of anxiety before performing my routine. Despite my strong warm-up, I stumbled through the routine, falling three times and my aspirations of becoming Provincial Champion shattered. It seemed that my strength had been drained from my muscles and I could not physically or emotionally complete my remaining events. As tears filled my eyes, I reflected on my goals as a gymnast. Had I trained 12 hours a week for a title, or had gymnastics taught me to find courage
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