克斯蒂-韋。世界冠軍描述贏得獎牌的時刻

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克斯蒂-韋。世界冠軍描述贏得獎牌的時刻

最後更新於.從體操部分

當英國體操運動員Kirsty Way準備在跑道上衝刺時,她提醒自己要保持冷靜。

"她告訴BBC體育:"當我在跑道盡頭等待出發的時候,我充滿了緊張的能量。

"在我開始跑之前有很多心理準備,我搖晃着手臂以擺脫任何緊張。"

來自多爾切斯特的韋是英國隊的一員,該隊在全能團體項目中獲得了一枚金牌。

有資格參加展示賽的每個國家都有一個由八名運動員組成的混合隊,他們各自在四個項目(蹦床、雙人迷你蹦床(DMT)、翻滾和同步對練)中的一個項目中進行表演,他們被授予分數。

最後得分最多的隊伍贏得金牌。

"全能項目是世界錦標賽中最有趣的部分,因為我們都能走到一起,作為一個團隊進行適當的競爭,"Way補充說,他在DMT中獲得了令人印象深刻的4分,為英國隊增加了分數。

他補充說:"你整年都在為三秒鐘的表現而努力,錯誤率是如此之小。這需要100%的注意力和信心,你必須完美地完成你的動作,否則你就會被淘汰或被淘汰。

"即使是最輕微的失誤或缺乏關注也會讓你付出巨大的代價。"

我們 "手拉手",希望

在最後的同步雙人賽後,英國隊與美國隊打成平手,裁判不得不參考個人得分來決定英國隊的總冠軍。

"當你在地板上時,真的很難知道你的排名,"Way補充說。"有一個記分牌,但沒有一個每個國家的中場休息時的總分。

"我們知道美國隊在兩輪比賽後名列前茅,同步賽是一個非常困難的項目。比賽已經到了最後關頭。"

今年夏天在歐洲錦標賽上贏得DMT金牌的Way,已經習慣了比賽中的高壓和高壓力時刻。

正是她的專注和精神力量使她能夠在混亂中找到一種平靜的感覺。

"我們整個團隊都站在攝像機前,手拉手,希望能贏得比賽,"她補充說。

"當比分出現時,我們都跳到了空中。成為世界上最好的球隊,這是最終的勝利。

"我們在坑裡慶祝,然後跑到後台穿上運動服,然後到領獎台上拿獎牌,唱國歌。

"在個人比賽結束後,自己站在那裡唱國歌是一種奇妙的感覺,但作為一個團隊,這種感覺更棒。

"然後我們到外面和我們的家人和朋友一起慶祝--每個人都欣喜若狂。"

Way將這枚金牌加入了她在比賽早些時候的團體賽中贏得的銅牌。

這兩塊獎牌都將整齊地塞進一個手提箱,她用這個手提箱把她的所有銀器運到當地的學校,她到這些學校向學生們講述成為一名職業運動員的故事。

"她補充說:"全能的勝利真的為國乒在比賽中的每個人的精彩表現畫上了句號--這是整個團隊的勝利。

對於Way來說,在忙碌了一年並贏得多枚獎牌之後,現在是時候進行一些急需的休息了。

但她並不打算坐在沙發上看電視--她已經把目光鎖定在明年的伯明翰世界錦標賽的DMT金牌上。

"我只是要放鬆,聽從我身體的需要。當你訓練的時候,你的社交生活確實受到了一些衝擊,所以我打算和朋友和家人一起享受聖誕節,做一些我真正喜歡的運動,比如Crossfit,"她說。

"現在有一個大的淡季,所以我有機會學習一些新的組合,以便我為明年的大比賽做好準備--我在本土的第一次世界錦標賽。"


Last updated on .From the section Gymnastics

When GB gymnast Kirsty Way prepares to sprint down the runway before throwing herself at a pair of trampolines, she reminds herself to keep calm.

"When I'm waiting to go at the end of the runway I'm riddled with nervous energy," she told BBC Sport.

"There is a lot of mental preparation before I start my run and I shake my arms to get rid of any nerves."

Way, from Dorchester, was part of the Great Britain squad that claimed a gold medal in the all-around team event.

Each nation which qualifies for the showcase competition has a mixed team of eight athletes who each perform a routine in one of the four disciplines (trampoline, double-mini-trampoline (DMT), tumbling and synchro pairs) and they are awarded points.

The team with the most points at the end win gold.

"The all-around event is the fun part of the World Champs because we all get to come together and properly compete as a team," added Way who scored an impressive four points in DMT to add to GB's tally.

"You work all year for just three seconds of performance the margin for error is so small. It takes 100% focus and confidence and you have to hit your routine perfectly or you're off the side or off the back.

"Even the slightest slip or lack of focus can cost you big."

We were 'holding hands' and hoping

After the final synchro-pairs event Great Britain were tied with the United States and the judges had to refer to individual scores to determine GB the overall winners.

"When you're on the floor it's really difficult to know where you're ranked," Way added. "There is a scoreboard but there's not a running points total for each nation mid-round.

"We knew USA were top after two rounds and the synchro is a really hard event. It came down to the wire."

Way, who won DMT gold at the European Championships this summer, is used to moments of high pressure and high stress in competitions.

It is her focus and mental strength that enables her to find a sense of calm among the chaos.

"Our whole team was standing in front of the cameras holding hands and hoping for the win," she added.

"When the score came up we all leapt into the air. It's the ultimate win to be the best team in the world.

"We celebrated in the pit and then ran backstage to put our tracksuits on before going to the podium to get our medals and sing the national anthem.

"It's an amazing feeling to stand up there for the anthem on your own after an individual event, but it's even better doing it as a team.

"Then we go outside and celebrate with our family and friends - everyone was just ecstatic."

Way added the gold medal to a bronze that she won in the team event earlier in the tournament.

Both will be neatly tucked into a suitcase which she uses to transport all her silverware to local schools that she visits to talk to pupils about being a professional athlete.

"The all-around win really topped off an amazing performance from everyone on GB at the competition - it was a win for the whole squad," she added.

For Way it's now time for some much needed rest after a busy year and multiple medal wins.

But she is not planning on sitting on the sofa watching television - she has got her sights firmly set on DMT gold at next year's World Championships in Birmingham.

"I'm just going to relax and listen to what my body needs. Your social life does take a bit of a hit when you train so much so I'm going to enjoy Christmas with friends and family and do some sports that I really enjoy, like Crossfit," she said.

"There's a big off-season now so I have a chance to learn some new combinations so I'm ready for the big one next year - my first World Champs on home soil."

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