Monday, September 12, 2011

What can we learn from elite athletes?

Austrian Corina Kuhnle won a repeat gold medal at the Slalom World Championships, beating out the same woman as last year too - Jana Dukatova from Slovakia. I wonder how often that happens. * Whatever about the pairing, wining two years running in this sport makes Kuhnle only the second woman ever to do so since Czech canoeist Ludmilla Polesna pulled it off in the '60s. 

Corinne Kuhnle
Watching top canoeists race through whitewater and navigate gates at speed is a great inspiration for trying just a little harder the next time you're out on the water.What do you get out of watching elite athletes in your favourite sports?


Anonymous said...

Gosh, where do I start. In boxing, it's all about the finesse of the moves, the body postures, and the extraordinary improvisational dance as the elites like Alicia Ashley bring their full repetoire of moves into the ring the way a great trumpet plays comes ready and hungry to a jazz solo.

Watching thus becomes a tonic, a mini boxing how to, moments of I'll-never-be-able-to-do-that doubts and finally an enormous feeling of pride that a woman could be that magical in the ring.

niamh said...

@girlboxing - that's a great comparison to mix boxing and jazz. And I love you see boxing as a dance, it is isn't it? There are some less palatable sides to it but once everyone is in there by choice, it's incredible to watch.